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Associate, Laboratory Testing - (JP10094)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Associate, Laboratory Testing - (JP10094)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. 91320
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: Pre-Pivotal Biologics FIH & ATO Rapid Analytics (RA)
Duration: 1+ years (with likely extensions)
Notes:  $20 – $22/hour
Posting Date:  04/19/22

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

Job Description:
As the candidate for this largely laboratory-based position, you will be responsible for driving cutting-edge analytical support and technology development impacting process and product development teams. You will work cross-functionally and across Process Development sites as you use analytical science to help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products.
  • Perform testing and data review for HPLC/UPLC (high and ultra-high liquid chromatography), titer, SEC (size exclusion chromatography), CEX (cation exchange), AEX (anion exchange)
  • Obtain assignment and follow scientific direction of client staff, flag issues and seek guidance appropriately
  • Generate complete accurate and concise documentation and reports using electronic systems and electronic laboratory notebook
  • Perform general laboratory housekeeping activities
  • Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures

Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Life Sciences or related technical discipline.
  • Min 0-2 years' experience performing analytical testing.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical or Pharmaceutical or Life Sciences or Engineering related discipline.
  • Strong theoretical understanding, research in, and hands-on experience in small molecule/peptide analysis in support of process development/scale up activities and formulation development in GMP and non-GMP environments
  • Experience with a broad array of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.
  • Demonstrate independence and ability to produce quality results under minimal direction
  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems and laboratory notebook
  • 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
  • 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

Why is the Position Open?
Supplement additional workload on team.

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
Hard skills-
  • Software familiarity (Excel, Chromeleon, EMPOWER or equal) (1-3 year of experience)
  • Lab experience; course experience is ok (1-3 years of experience)
  • Troubleshooting experience (1-3 years experience

Soft Skills-
  • Worked in a team environment
  • Great written and oral communication skills
  • Self motivated, fast learner

Day to Day Responsibilities:
Perform analytical assays per company procedure. Operate following company's safety and regulatory requirements. Document experimental data and write reports if needed.

Employee Value Proposition:
Growth/ opportunity.

Red Flags:
  • Lack of qualification in education and working experience
  • Please see hard/ soft skills detailed above

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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