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Senior Associate Scientist (JP8236)

Thousand Oaks, ca · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Senior Associate Scientist (JP8236)
Location: Thousand Oaks,CA
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 18 months with likely extensions
Job posting date:  2/22/2021.
Note: Onsite Essential
 
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:
Bio/Pharma industry preferred.
 
Senior Associate Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Independently design and execute experiments to characterize and enable implementation of new technologies that advance state-of-the art automation, high throughput screening, filling, and analytical capabilities.
  • Independently design and execute studies to characterize drug product formulations and processes to deliver robust products.
  • Conduct studies to measure drug product stability under various stresses, e.g. formulation screening under accelerated or forced degradation conditions, UF/DF, filtration, and freeze/thaw, for products in various formulations and formats (liquid, lyophilized, vials, pre-filled syringes, etc.)
  • Evaluate product attributes through analytical testing, e.g. measurement of pH, conductivity, osmolality, protein concentration, SEC, CEX, subvisible and visible particle characterization.
  • Apply fundamental scientific and engineering principles (chemistry, kinetics, statistics, etc.) to solve challenges and evaluate effects of process stresses, process improvements, equipment, scale, and raw materials.
  • Conduct analysis of data generated from the above listed activities, including statistical analysis using SAS, JMP, etc., and effectively communicate results.
  • Serve as primary point of contact and subject matter expert (SME) on complex capabilities and own business process
  • Write and own SOPs/methods/user guidance documents.
  • Manage interface with project teams for successful execution of studies.
  • Maintain equipment procedures, study log books, scheduling, metrics, training, etc.
  • Participate in data management initiatives, such as integration of data from lab instruments with Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELN) to streamline and automate data collection.
  • Design, optimize and maintain Sharepoint site content
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment, work with Lab Operations, Asset Management and vendors to repair.
  • Author/review technical documents, such as technical protocols, technical assessments, regulatory documents.
  • Assist with and coordinate new equipment procurement and installation.
  • Perform tasks related to safety and compliance initiatives in the lab, including resolution of observations.
  • Manage inventory levels of commonly used lab supplies and chemicals

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Hands-on experience in designing and executing automation and high throughput screening studies on liquid handling platforms (e.g. Tecan, Hamilton, Andrew, Unchained Labs, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience in executing typical protein characterization techniques, i.e. SEC-UHPLC or CEX-UHPLC, concentration measurement via UV-Vis, viscosity, density.
  • Experience with programming (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB) and database languages (e.g. SQL), as well as data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire)
  • Familiarity and relevant knowledge of pharmaceutical/biotechnology process development, esp. formulation development and Drug Product unit operations, e.g. UF/DF, filling, lyophilization.
  • Experience with SharePoint and website design.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and independent research skills.
  • Good organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions/SOPs, and comply with company policies.
  • Ability to elevate relevant issues to project lead and line-management.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written)
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to manage project resource requirements (material, manpower, time, etc.)
  • Self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external partners.
  • Ability to participate in cross-functional teams and work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic and highly matrixed team environment.
 
Basic Qualifications:
B.S. with 2-5 years’ experience, M.S. with 0-3 years’ experience outside of academia, with degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Life Sciences, or related degree with a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or vaccine background. Biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
 
Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Hands-on experience in designing and executing automation and high throughput screening studies on liquid handling platforms (e.g. Tecan, Hamilton, Andrew, Unchained Labs, etc.) required.
  • Hands-on experience in executing typical protein characterization techniques, i.e. SEC-UHPLC or CEX-UHPLC, concentration measurement via UV-Vis, viscosity, density.
  • Experience with programming (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB) and database languages required (e.g. SQL), as well as data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire) preferred.
 
Employee Value Proposition:
Opportunity to be hands on and gain top skills.
 
Red Flags:
No frequent job change.
  
Interview Process:
Phone first followed by virtual interview at earliest convenience.
  
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.
 
 
 
 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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