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Associate Scientist (JP8421)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Associate Scientist (JP8421)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. (Onsite Partial)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: LMRT and RA
Duration: 12+ months (with likely extensions)
Posting Date: 3/24/21
3 Key Consulting is hiring an Associate Scientist for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
***working on site 50/75% of the time during COVID-19***
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.
  • 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.
  • Test samples using analytical tools, such CE-SDS, cIEF, SDS-PAGE; and purification techniques such as Protein A purification.
  • Adhere to ATO RA TAT for samples results.
  • Ability to work and adapt in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Complete and review accurate electronic laboratory records in a timely fashion.
  • Work with development team to implement methods, analyze and interpret data.
  • Generate written reports as needed.
  • Communicate project updates as appropriate.
  • Solve technical problems with both instrument and assay issues as part of troubleshooting.
  • Participate and present scientific data in meetings.
  • Interact with clients for data and project demands.
  • Maintain instruments and follow lab’s general procedures.
  • Possess good technical analytical techniques for CE analysis.
  • Experience with automation and software for use in high throughput lab setting such as TECAN.
  • Proficient using data analyses software, such as Chromeleon, Empower, and 32 Karat.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, a positive attitude and proactive mindset.
Why is the Position Open?
Additional workload on the team
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Computer skills (Empower, Chromeleon, 32 Karat - Sciex PA 800 Plus) (2+ years of experience).
  • Instrumentation experience (Sciex/CE-SDS) (2+ years of experience).
  • Scientific technical skills (laboratory techniques, LC) (2+ years of experience)
  • People oriented.
  • Time management.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Follow safety protocols.
  • Run samples/execute assays within allotted time period.
  • Do data analyses and report results.
  • Write/maintain lab notebooks within general SOP guidance.
  • Clean/maintain lab areas/instruments.
  • Work/interact with manager, colleagues, different teams and clients.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors' degree & 2 YOE. Biology, Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry
  • 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.
  • Experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment.
Employee Value Proposition:
Working at a great biotech/pharma company, growing their skill set.
Red Flags:
  • Lack of or incomplete education
  • Conflict with management and peers
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.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team

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