Job Title: Associate Scientist - (JP9818) Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. Employment Type: Contract Business Unit: Drug Substance Technologies Duration: 2+ years (with likely extensions and/or conversion to permanent) Posting Date: 2/16/2022 Notes: 100% onsite; must have Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
3 Key Consulting is hiring an Associate Scientist for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
Job Description: We are seeking a highly motivated individual to assist in our high-throughput experimentation (HTE) group and to support synthetics process development in Thousand Oaks, CA. The candidate will work closely with our process chemists/chemical engineers to conduct high-throughput experiments and to assist with analytical data processing for high-throughput experiments. In addition to high-throughput support, the position will support the execution of pressurized reactions reactors ranging from 0.0-5 mL to 5 L scales.
Support High-Throughput Experimentation in Synthetics Process Development:
Collaborate with process chemists/chemical engineers to execute and analyze high-throughput parallel experimentation (HTE) studies for the following:
Reaction screening/optimization for chemical reactions (catalysis, biocatalysis, and non-catalytic transformations).
Pressurized gas reactions.
Organic solvent extraction studies.
Metal scavenger/ remediation screenings.
Solubility studies of drug substance intermediates.
Crystallization studies of drug substances intermediates
Use various automation and analytical software/hardware to support THE.
Maintain good laboratory documentation practices and compliance with electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) guidelines
Coordinate with third-party vendors and our laboratory asset management service (LAMP) for preventative maintenance, calibration, and repair service of equipment and instruments
Initiate work orders when necessary to assist with set-up of new equipment and/or remove obsolete/life-cycled equipment
Clean/decontaminate equipment and hood surfaces contaminated with hazardous materials
Maintain laboratory equipment and order replacement or add-on parts/accessories as needed
Contact third-party vendors for information and quotes
Evaluate and document performance and reliability of lab equipment
Manage solid and liquid waste within synthetic laboratories per guidelines
Handle incoming/outgoing shipments of tools, ancillary processing equipment and consumables and chemicals to remote client sites
Maintain good laboratory housekeeping and adhere to established organizational principles
Chemical Library Maintenance:
Order and organize laboratory reagents and consumables to support high-throughput experimentation
Ensure chemical library maintenance and re-order chemicals as needed
Maintain and update list of chemical inventories and ensure that the chemical and reagent inventory system (CRIS) is up to date.
Top Must Have Skills:
At least 1 year of research experience in chemistry laboratory.
Must have Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Follow procedure and perform laboratory experiments.
Maintain detailed records in electronic laboratory notebook.
Maintain chemical inventory and order chemicals as needed.
Organize laboratory space by following 5S.
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering and experience in laboratory or manufacturing setting (academia or industry)
Strong scientific aptitude; attention to detail; technical problem-solving skills; and ability to multi-task
Familiarity with good laboratory notebook documentation
Trained in basic laboratory safety
Master’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering.
Academic and/or industrial experience working in a organic chemistry or chemical engineering laboratory.
Familiarity with automation, computational chemistry and/or data analytics software such as LEA, Spotfire, Gaussian, and Dynochem.
Familiarity with analytical instrumentation including HPLC, GC, and NMR spectroscopy.
No laboratory experience.
Needs US Visa sponsorship.
Not available to work 5 days/week on-site.
1 h video interview with 10 min research talk by candidate
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.