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Sr Associate Scientist (JP9705)

Thousand Oaks, CA  · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Sr Associate Scientist (JP9705)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA 
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months with likely extensions
Job posting date: 1/24/2022
Note:  Onsite Essential

3 Key Consulting is hiring a Sr Associate Scientist for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global bio-pharmaceutical company.

Job Summary:
  • Bachelors' degree & 3 YOE
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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;

    Skills:
  • Degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry; experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment
  • Excellent pipetting skills
  • Experience in cell biology (immunology is a plus)
  • Extensive experience in cell culture (primary cells and cell lines), cell engineering (for assay development) cell culture techniques, protein therapeutic characterization, and a variety of cell-based and non-cell based assay formats is preferred.
  • Broad experience in routine cell biology laboratory techniques including flow cytometry, ELISA, etc.
  • Previous experience with T cell functional characterization and antibody-based lead molecule discovery are pluses.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with strong presence, work ethic, exceptional interpersonal skills, and focus.
  • Deep knowledge, and keen intellect for integrating novel science and emerging technologies to address complex problems.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to build transparent and collaborative relationships across the company and with other stakeholders of the company.
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail; excellent project management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects, and strategically prioritize activities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external clients, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to think creatively, learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
  • Experienced in analyzing, troubleshooting, and documenting experimental results.

    Basic minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Cell Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related field
  • Preferred: At least two years of relevant experience within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology organization
  • Experience in scientific writing including generation of testing reports, analytical methods, and method development reports.

Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Excellent pipetting skills and extensive experience in cell culture, (primary cells and cell lines),
  • Tissue culture experience
  • Lab experience
  • cell culture techniques, protein therapeutic characterization, and a variety of cell-based and non-cell-based assay formats is preferred (experience with T cell functional characterization and antibody-based lead molecule discovery are pluses)
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to build transparent and collaborative relationships across the company and with other stakeholders of the company with strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills, excellent oral and written and attention to detail; excellent project management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects, and strategically prioritize activities including accurate, timely and robust documentation of experiments and reports into electronic laboratory notebook.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external clients, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude; ability to think creatively, learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies; experience with analyzing, troubleshooting, and documenting experimental results

Day-To-Day Responsibilities:
  • Working in Biosafety cabinet; pipetting; conducting cell culture experiments (primary cells and cell lines), and developing assays, isolation and characterization of therapeutic proteins.
  • Conducting cell-based and non-cell-based assay such as PBMC and T cell functional characterization, flow cytometry and ELISA, etc.
  • Applying robust interpersonal and collaborative skills to work with internal stakeholders to communicate data and results
  • Applying your strong computer, scientific, organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent project management skills to manage multiple projects, and strategically prioritize activities
  • Applying creativity and strong work ethic to maintain Quality through accurate documentation and record keeping, following instructions, and complying with company policies to analyze, troubleshoot, and document experimental results.

Employee Value Proposition:
The person in this role will work with a world class organization and help produce quality, safe products.


Red Flags:
Mistakes on resume/cv
No cell culture experience


Interview Process:
1. First round meeting with candidates virtually by webex as an initial screen with 2 members of the team
2. Second sound of selected candidates (1-3) to meet virtually with the Attribute Impact Team by webex.

 
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.



 
 
Regards,
 
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
 
 
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