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 Associate Scientist / Biotech  (JP8088)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Associate Scientist / Biotech  (JP8088)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Commercial DP - Digital Tech and Data Sciences
Duration: 1+ years with likely extensions
Posting Date: 1/12/2020
 
3 Key Consulting is hiring an  Associate Scientist for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
 
Job Details:
The associate-level scientist is to function as a member of a drug product process development team. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the development and deployment of information system (IS) technologies for drug product process development electronic laboratory notebook and laboratory instrument systems. Such technologies include:
  • Electronic lab notebook software
  • Lab instrument software across a broad range of instrument types and vendors
  • Data integration/analysis software using big data technology
  • Product lifecycle management software

In this role, the successful candidate:
  • Supports and communicates with end users to troubleshoot and resolve issues relating to electronic lab notebook and related software / instrument integrations with information systems.
  • Updates and develops training materials to support ongoing releases of new electronic lab notebook software. Delivers training in support of releases.
  • Supports development and execution of testing of new electronic laboratory notebook features leading up to releases.
  • Supports development and validation of Spotfire reports used to visualize experimental data.

This role provides development opportunities in the following areas:
  • Exposure to scientific and laboratory workflows at an industry leading pharmaceutical company – developing understanding of data generation and management for multiple modality (large molecules, small molecules, etc.) manufacturing process development.
  • Data integration development – establishing flow and visualization of laboratory data used to enable production of biopharmaceutical products.
  • Dynamic, matrixed organization and collaboration – interfacing with a broad array of partners on a routine basis, providing visibility to those other areas of the business and how these functions work together to meet organizational goals.
     
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or Mathematics field focused in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry
  • Minimum 1 year laboratory experience in a professional or academic research environment focused on biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, or engineering with rigorous documentation of experimental protocols and results
  • Broad knowledge of various lab instruments and associated software packages
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and work in a team

Preferred Qualifications
  • Skilled and/or knowledgeable in the use of standard laboratory equipment and with one or more major laboratory instruments / techniques, such as HPLC, and with associated software such as Empower or Chromeleon.
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical laboratory environment.
  • Experience with electronic laboratory notebook, such as Biovia Workbook or IDBS, and related software, such as Pipeline Pilot.
  • Demonstrated ability to train others in the use of laboratory or other software.
  • Experience with GMP business processes, e.g., OQ/IQ/Validation.
  • Experience in a role that requires influencing cross functional groups to achieve results.
  • Experience with MiniTab, JMP, Tibco Spotfire, or other data analysis software.
  • Knowledge of coding in SQL, Python, R, Java, etc.
  • Experience with big data technology such as Amazon Cloud Services, Datalakes, etc. and automation of data flows.
 
Why is the Position Open?
Supplement additional workload on the team.
 
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or Mathematics field focused in biochemistry, biology, computer science or chemistry
  • Minimum 1 year laboratory experience in a professional or academic research environment focused on biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, or engineering with rigorous documentation of experimental protocols and results
  • Broad knowledge of various lab instruments and associated software packages
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and work in a team

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Supports and communicates with end users to troubleshoot and resolve issues relating to electronic lab notebook and related software / instrument integrations with information systems.
  • Updates and develops training materials to support ongoing releases of new electronic lab notebook software. Delivers training in support of releases.
  • Supports development and execution of testing of new electronic laboratory notebook features leading up to releases.
  • Supports development and validation of Spotfire reports used to visualize experimental data.

Employee Value Proposition:
A person in this role will help develop lab notebook software enabling scientist to digitally structure the data generated.
Red Flag:
GPA less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. No experience with laboratory work.
Does not have the soft skills to work in a team setting
 
Interview process:
Phone and video interviews
 
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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