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Sr Associate Scientist (JP9837)

Thousand Oaks, ca · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Sr Associate Scientist (JP9837)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months with likely extensions
Job posting date: 2/18/2022
Note: Onsite Essential

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

Job Summary:
  • 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.

Basic Minimum 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

Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • HPLC experience
  • Work well in teams
  • Analytical Method Development experiences

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)

Employee Value Proposition:
Long term contract and the chance to gain valuable hands on experience from an industry leader such as the client.

Red Flags:
Cannot communicate well
Jumping from job to job (less than 2 years per job)

Interview Process:
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 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.

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