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Senior Associate, Scientific Lab HPLC - (JP9677)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:   Senior Associate, Scientific Lab HPLC - (JP9677)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Pivotal AS
Duration: 2+ years (with likely extensions and/or conversion to permanent)
Posting Date: 1/18/2022
Notes: Onsite

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

Job Description:
  • Obtain assignment and follow scientific direction of client staff, flag issues and seek guidance appropriately
  • Perform testing and data review for HPLC/UHPLC (high and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography), IEX (ion exchange), SEC (size-exclusion chromatography), CE (capillary electrophoresis), glycan mapping, peptide mapping, and mass spectrometry
  • Execute method development and qualification studies as well as protein characterization experiments with guidance from senior staff members
  • Demonstrate independence and ability to produce quality results under minimal direction
  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and laboratory notebooks
  • 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
  • Participate in quality improvement efforts
  • Strive to achieve excellent client service
  • 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 log books
  • Interact with multiple functional areas in a highly matrixed-team environment, which may include Manufacturing, Process Development, IS, Facilities, Engineering, and Quality Control

Why is the Position Open?
Backfill for two CW's

Top Must Have Skills:
  • HPLC experience
  • Analytical Method Development experiences
  • Interpersonal skills: Communication, team player

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • To follow the direction of experienced staff in pivotal AS group to plan and execute experiments supporting method development and product characterization
  • Author technical reports (method development reports, technical assessment)
  • Communicate to team on progress of experiments via meetings (both in person or via Webex or Skype meetings)

Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline
  • 1-3 years experience performing analytical testing

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience executing analytical test methods in one or more of the following areas:
  • HPLC/UHPLC (high and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography), IEX (ion exchange chromatography), SEC (size exclusion chromatography), CE (capillary electrophoresis), glycan mapping, peptide mapping, and mass spectrometry
  • Understanding and application of principles, concepts, theories and standards of GMP QC microbiology laboratories and deepens technical knowledge through exposure and continuous learning
  • Knowledge of related regulatory/industry considerations, compliance issues and/or scientific discovery
  • Practical experience with protein chemistry, theoretical knowledge of protein chemistry
  • Experience with operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment and instrumentation related to analytical testing
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external clients, self motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
  • Ability to address client questions independently with sound scientific judgements on the work they reported to the clients

Red Flags:
  • Poor communication skills
  • Jumping from job to job (less than 2 years per job)
  • Bachelors: Biology and chemistry (not looking for economics bkg)
  • 1-2 years in lab experience outside of school

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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