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Senior Associate Scientist (JP7921)

Thousand Oaks, CA     · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Senior Associate Scientist (JP7921)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA    
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months with likely extensions
Job posting date:16 November 2020
Note: Working on 60% on site during COVID-19.

3 Key Consulting is hiring a Senior Associate Scientist for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Summary:
Attribute Sciences group within Process Development provides scientific and technical expertise to support development and commercialization of Client’s pipeline of drug candidates. The department identifies and coordinates the achievement of desired product quality attributes towards target product profiles, develops and applies fit-for-purpose analytical methodologies. This position is an exciting opportunity to unlock the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing, and delivering innovative human therapeutics. To be a part of client, the world’s leading biotechnology company, that reached millions of patients around the world.

Job Details:

  • The candidate will join the Large Molecule Release Testing (LMRT) laboratory within client Pre-Pivotal Attribute Sciences Department.
  • Under general supervision, this position will perform routine procedures and testing in support of the LC-CE group (liquid chromatographic analysis using UHPLC/HPLC and capillary electrophoresis using Beckman CE instruments).
This position will be responsible for one or more of the following activities in a GMP environment following client’s phase appropriate GMP procedures:
  • Performing routine laboratory procedures.
  • Routine analytical testing - Documenting, computing, compiling, interpreting, and entering data.
  • Maintaining and operating specialized equipment.
  • Initiating and/or implementing changes in controlled documents.
  • Comply with safety guidelines and cGMPs/CFRs, which includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of training records, laboratory documentation, written procedures, building monitoring systems, and laboratory logbooks.

    Minimum Basic Qualifications
  • B.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences, or related technical discipline.
  • Min 2 years' experience performing analytical testing.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical or Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences, or Engineering related discipline.
  • Educational background in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related Life Sciences.
  • Quick learner and with some working experience in cGMP environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to follow assignments through to completion.
  • Strong word processing, presentation, database, and spreadsheet application skills.
  • Strong communication (both written and oral), facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and great attention to detail.
  • Ability to make independent decisions based on system output.
  • Self-motivated, able to interface effectively with various levels, and able to prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Team player committed to working in a quality environment.

    The ideal candidate would possess:
  • Strong analytical lab skills and technical knowledge of proteins and peptides.
  • Strong organization skills and acute attention to details.
  • Proficient using HPLC and UHPLC. Experience with capillary electrophoresis is a plus.
  • Familiarity with GxP regulations, experience with EMPOWER, LIMS (laboratory information management systems), and 32 Karat software is a plus.
  • Ability to follow established protocols and procedures, and the ability to develop new or revise existing protocols and procedures as needed.
  • Strong computer and scientific skills, proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external clients, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.

Top Must have Skill Sets:
The ideal candidate would possess:
  • Strong analytical lab skills and technical knowledge of proteins and peptides.
  • chromatographic analysis experience (hands on).
  • GMP experience
  • Strong organization skills and acute attention to details.
  • Strong communication skills.
Day-To-Day Responsibilities:
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Execution of HPLC, UHPLC, and CE experiments for routine analytical testing of bio-therapeutic proteins following cGMP requirements and internal phase appropriate GMP procedures.
  • Document, analyze, and report results following GDP and GMP requirements.
  • Transfer and qualify analytical methods under the guidance of a senior member of the Attribute Sciences team
  • Author, review and data verify technical documents and standard operating procedures.
Employee Value Proposition:
Great analytical lab experience, hands on experience with HPLC, UPLC, - growing your skill set within biotech/pharma industry.
Red Flags:
• Inability to work in teams
• Poor communication
• Negative attitude
Interview Process: Phone/Webex. 
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com. If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are welcome to also share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team

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