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Associate Scientist, Biopharma (JP10067)

Thousand Oaks, Ca · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Associate Scientist, Biopharma (JP10067)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  
Biologics Optimization
Job posting date: 4/18/2022
Duration: 12 Months with likely extension of conversion to FTE

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

Job Description:

Seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist to join the Protein Chemistry Engineering team (PE) at our client’s  state-of-the-art research facility. PE is a multidisciplinary team with broad capabilities in protein engineering, expression, purification, and characterization.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry, protein purification & analytics, be able to effectively troubleshoot challenging problems, and have strong communication skills.

Basic Qualifications: Master’s degree (and 2 years of scientific experience) OR Bachelor’s degree (and 4 years of scientific experience) in Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with protein purification, particularly biologic molecules
  • Expertise with a variety of chromatography techniques, liquid chromatography instrumentation (FPLC) and software (Unicorn)
  • Familiarity with protein analytical techniques (HPLC, MCE, light scattering, etc.) and analysis software (Chromeleon, LabChip)
  • Knowledge of high throughput purification techniques is a plus
  • Ability to multi-task, work flexibly and efficiently in a cross-functional environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Top Must have Skill Sets:
  • Experience with protein purification techniques (Affinity, IEX, HIC, SEC), instrumentation (FPLC), software.
  • Experience with protein analytics techniques (SEC, HIC, MCE, DLS, MS QC), instrumentation, software.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task.

Day-To-Day Responsibilities:
  • Under some supervision, purify, analyze and characterize protein-based therapeutic candidates, most of which are complex biologics.
  • Capture and record experimental data in LIMS systems, electronic notebooks, etc...
  • Compile, summarize and present key findings to work group.

Employee Value Proposition:
Growth/ opportunity

Red Flags:

Limited or no experience with proteins.
Non-relevant recent experience.

Interview Process:
Initial phone screen – HM. Follow up phone interview - HM + 1 other

We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to recruiting@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are welcome to also share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.

3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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