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Associate Scientist , Biopharma (JP9641)

Cambridge, MA
Job Title:   Associate Scientist, Biopharma (JP9641)
Location: Cambridge, MA. 02138
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Pivotal AS
Duration: 6+ months (with likely extensions and/or conversion to permanent)
Posting Date: 1/6/2022
Notes: 70% working on site

3 Key Consulting is hiring an Associate Scientist for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Job Description:
As the candidate for this largely laboratory-based position, you will be responsible for driving cutting-edge analytical support and technology development impacting process and product development teams. You will work cross-functionally and across Process Development sites as you use analytical science to help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products.

Why is the Position Open?
Supplement additional workload on team.

Top Must Have Skills:
  • 2+ years of experience in industrial analytical laboratories supporting characterization of protein therapeutics (protein testing, protein categorization).
  • Advanced technical expertise in bioanalytical and physicochemical methodologies used to characterize protein therapeutics (e.g., HPLC, UPLC, and electrophoresis).
  • Experience in liquid chromatography in application to monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins, including IC, SEC, CEX, RP.
  • Previous experience in mass spectrometry based methods will be a plus.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Analyze protein products with advanced analytical methods including chromatography, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy techniques for in-process testing, product and process characterization and comparability testing for late-stage protein pharmaceuticals.
  • Contribute to development, optimization and troubleshooting of analytical methods, participate in qualification, transfer and validation experiments.
  • Other duties include data analyses, maintenance of electronic notebook records of experimental data, participation in authoring of technical protocols and reports, and presentation of results in internal meetings

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors' degree & 2 YOE
  • B.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline.
  • Min 0-2 years' experience performing analytical testing.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical or Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences or Engineering related discipline.
  • Strong theoretical understanding, research in, and hands-on experience in small molecule/peptide analysis in support of process development/scale up activities and formulation development in GMP and non-GMP environments.
  • Experience with a broad array of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.
  • Demonstrate independence and ability to produce quality results under minimal direction.
  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and laboratory notebook.
  • High energy individual who can multi-task and handle a fast-pace, dynamic work environment.
  • Operate specialized laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
  • Perform general laboratory housekeeping activities.
  • Complete training on assigned tasks.
  • Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but is not limited to, the maintenance of training records, laboratory documentation, written procedures, building monitoring systems and laboratory logbooks.

Employee Value Proposition:
Ability to work at a great biotech/pharma company, exposure to the development process from early to late stage development, growing their skill set, categorization technique skill development.

Red Flags:
In-direct experience, degree in alternate field, too many job changes.

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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