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Associate, Solid-state Material Characterization - (JP9944)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Associate, Solid-state Material Characterization - (JP9944)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. (100% REMOTE)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Pre-pivotal Drug Product
Duration: 1+ years (with likely extensions).
Rate: $20 - $22 per hour
Notes:  100% onsite.  Must be local area to Thousand Oaks/ Los Angeles/Ventura (or willing to relocate to those areas).

Posting Date:  03/14/2022

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

Job Description:
A strong knowledge of material science, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and/or organic chemistry in required. (Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences or chemical engineering) Good verbal and written communication skills. This is an on-site position.

In this laboratory-based on-site position, you will work within a cutting-edge solid-state chemistry team to support drug development. You will perform several functions and work across Process Development sites as you use solid state characterization tools to derive knowledge that will help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products in Amgen’s small molecule pipeline.
  • Proficiency in solid state characterization techniques, such powder X-ray diffraction, particle analysis by laser diffraction, thermal analysis (TGA/DSC), optical microscopy, surface area measurement.
  • Attention to detail, adaptability to new techniques and multiple tasks, ability to solve problem and meet deadlines, and effectiveness to work independently and as a team member.
  • Strong computer skills in instrumentation and data processing in a client-server environment.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills.

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Experience with solid state characterization techniques. 1-2 years experience
  • Strong knowledge in physical and organic chemistry. Bachelors degree in chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Perform solid state characterization measurements and analyses to support the development of drug substance and drug product.
  • Interpret data, maintain timely documentation (i.e. electronic notebooks), and contribute to technical reports and presentations in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Participate in laboratory housekeeping, maintain laboratory equipment, supplies, and comply with laboratory safety guidelines.
  • May work occasionally on flexible schedule, i.e. starting early morning or finishing late evening, depending on the project need.

Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. with degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Pharmaceutical Science or related scientific background experience. Pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various solid-state characterization techniques such as XRPD, TGA, DSC, particle size, microscopy, surface area, DVS, etc.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Red Flags:
  • No background in physical science.
  • No hands-on experience with web chemistry labs.

Interview process:
Phone screening followed by in-person 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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