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Associate Scientist (JP7861)

Cambridge, MA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Associate Scientist (JP7861)
Location: Cambridge, MA. (Onsite Essential 70%)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Pivotal AS
Duration: 2+ years (with likely extensions)
Posting Date: 10/30/20
 
 
3 Key Consulting is hiring an Associate Scientist for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
 
Job Description:
  • Bachelors' degree & 2 years of experience.
  • 70% working on site.
 
To perform experiments, organize data and analyze results under minimal supervision. With minimal supervision, plans, conducts or monitors experiments, records and organizes data, analyses results, generates robust and reliable data and/or Ensures that contracted studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocol and applicable guidelines and regulations.  Responsibilities include:
  • Monitors or follows established experimental design and protocols and performs routine tasks and studies to obtain reproducible and reliable results with limited supervision.
  • Plans, monitors or conducts, analyzes and records experiments, and provides interpretation of data.
  • Effectively transfers experimental methods from literature to the lab and makes modifications as necessary.
  • Develops and implements new protocols with moderate review.
  • Engages coworkers in scientific discussions.
  • Communicates data and interpretation to work group.
  • Skilled at developing systems to ensure quality data.
  • Skilled and/or knowledgeable in the use of standard laboratory equipment and with one or more major laboratory instruments/techniques.
  • Effectively trouble-shoots equipment and experimental difficulties.
  • Contributes to internal/external reports, papers, presentations, regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents.
  • Participates in department-wide support efforts such as safety, recruiting and committees.
  • May train staff and/or supervise others.
  • Coordinates and organizes resources needed to complete the task.
  • Understands when to seek input and when to make independent judgments.
 
 
Why is the Position Open?
Additional workload on the team.
 
 
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • 2+ years of experience in industrial analytical laboratories supporting characterization of protein therapeutics (protein testing, protein categorization).
  • Advanced technical expertise in bioanalytical and physicochemical methodologies used to characterize protein therapeutics (e.g., HPLC, UPLC, and electrophoresis).
  • Experience in liquid chromatography in application to monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins, including IC, SEC, CEX, RP.
  • Previous experience in mass spectrometry-based methods will be a plus.
  • MS in Biochemistry or Biophysics or closely related field.
 
 
 
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Analyze protein products with advanced analytical methods including chromatography, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy techniques for in-process testing, product and process characterization and comparability testing for late-stage protein pharmaceuticals.
  • Contribute to development, optimization and troubleshooting of analytical methods, participate in qualification, transfer and validation experiments.
  • Other duties include data analyses, maintenance of electronic notebook records of experimental data, participation in authoring of technical protocols and reports, and presentation of results in internal meetings.
  • Analyze protein products with advanced analytical methods including chromatography, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy techniques for in-process testing, product and process characterization and comparability testing for late-stage protein pharmaceuticals.
  • Contribute to development, optimization and troubleshooting of analytical methods, participate in qualification, transfer and validation experiments.
  • Other duties include data analyses, maintenance of electronic notebook records of experimental data, participation in authoring of technical protocols and reports, and presentation of results in internal meetings
 
 
Basic Qualifications:
  • Degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry.
  • Experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment.
 
 
Employee Value Proposition:
Ability to work at a great biotech/pharma company, exposure to the development process from early to late stage development, growing their skill set, categorization technique skill development.
 
 
Red Flags:
  • In-direct experience.
  • Degree in alternate field.
  • Too many job changes.
 
 
Interview process:
Video Skype Panel Interview.
 
 
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
 
 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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