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Associate Scientist (JP9321)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Associate Scientist (JP9321)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. (Remote Pending Lifting of COVID Restrictions)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Pre-Pivotal DP Synthetic Enabling Technology
Duration: 3 years
Rate: $20-22/Hr
Posting Date: 10/15/21
3 Key Consulting is hiring an Associate for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
  • Experience with solid state characterization techniques. (1-2 years’ experience)
  • Strong knowledge in physical and organic chemistry. (Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
As the candidate for this largely laboratory-based position, you will be responsible for driving cutting-edge solid state chemistry support and technology development impacting process and product development teams. You will work cross-functionally and across Process Development sites as you use solid state characterization knowledge to help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products.
Ideal Candidate will have:
  • Proficiency in solid state characterization techniques, such powder X-ray diffraction, particle analysis by laser diffraction, thermal analysis (TGA/DSC), optical microscopy, surface area measurement.
  • Knowledge in crystallization and crystal form screening.
  • Proven ability to interpret data and optimize characterization methods.
  • Attention to detail, adaptability to new techniques and multi-tasks, ability to solve problem and meet deadline, and effectiveness to work independently and as a team member.
  • Strong computer skills in instrumentation and data processing in a client-server environment.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills.
Why is the Position Open?
Increased workload and this is to help.
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Experience with solid state characterization techniques. 1-2 years’ experience.
  • Strong knowledge in physical and organic chemistry. Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Perform solid state characterization measurements and analyses to support the development of drug substance and drug product.
  • Design and conduct experiments for form screening, form characterization and intermediate/excipient analysis by following instructions and guidance from project representatives.
  • Interpret data, maintain timely documentation (i.e. electronic notebooks), and contribute to technical reports and presentations in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Participate in lab housekeeping, maintain lab equipment and supplies, and comply with lab safety guidelines.
  • May work occasionally on flexible schedule, i.e. starting early morning or finishing late evening, depending on the project need.
Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. or M.S. with degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Pharmaceutical Science or related scientific background with 1-2 years of experience. Pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various solid state analysis techniques such as XRPD, TGA, DSC, particle size, microscopy, surface area, DVS, etc.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
Employee Value Proposition:
They would be interfacing with many function areas. Scientist will have a great connection to the pharm development. This is a great hands-on experience and position.
Red Flags:
  • No background in physical science.
  • No hands-on experience with web chemistry labs.
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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