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Senior Associate Scientist (JP8352)

Thousand Oaks, ca · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Senior Associate Scientist (JP8352)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA    
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months with likely extensions
Job posting date: 3.9.2021
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:
  • In this vital role you will serve our global Amgen network with the creation, inventory and distribution of critical reagents required for characterization, in-process and release testing of Amgen biological products.
  • You will work with a small team of outstanding scientists to lead and support the purification and conjugation of antibodies and proteins used in Immunoassays, bioassays, the creation, and characterization ready-to-plate bioassay cell banks as well as technology development efforts to continuously improve existing processes.
  • Purification of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and conjugation of proteins using resin-based technologies and HPLC instruments.
  • Characterization of Critical Reagents utilizing Biacore, 2D gel and western blots and preparation of Certificates of Analysis.
  • Creation and characterization of adherent and suspension cell lines to build robust and high-quality cell banks for use in Quality Control cell-based bioassays.
  • Management of a sophisticated inventory database and inventory forecasting and planning.
  • Assess, develop and implement process improvements for generation and inventory management of all critical reagents.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with cross-functional team members, clients and partner organizations

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree and 1-2 years protein biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years protein biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology experience

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong hands-on experience in antibody purification and cell culture/cell biology techniques, protein conjugation
  • Candidate should demonstrate the ability to understand, apply, and evaluate principles of protein chemistry and cell biology.
  • Detail oriented and excellent documentation skills; Demonstration of proficiency in digital data analysis and visualization.
  • Experience in digital inventory database management.
  • Strong and broad skills using the tools and techniques of Project Management; specifically, knowledge of SharePoint and Smartsheet.
  • Successfully manages multiple projects from conception through completion.
  • Innovation and complexity: Make changes in systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of job area.
  • Communicates effectively with others, using appropriate diplomacy and sensitivity; makes others feel respected, valued and understood; works well in teams.
  • Advanced scientific/technical reading/writing skills, advanced scientific analysis skills, and advanced laboratory work skills.
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act.

Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Protein chemistry or Antibody Purification or cell culture
  • Biology experience preferred.
  • immunology experience preferred.
Employee Value Proposition:
The person in this role will work with a small group of talented scientists. This person will be able to learn and perform a variety of tasks such as: purification, protein characterization and cell culture.
Red Flags:
no cell biology or protein chemistry experience
No recent college graduates.
Interview Process:
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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