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Sr Associate

Thousand Oaks, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:    

Hard Skills:
  • HPLC experience (2+ years of experience)
  • Analytical Method Development experience (2+ years of experience)
  • 1-3 years experience performing analytical testing

Soft Skills
  • work well in teams
  • GMP laboratory experience (2+ years of experience)

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)

Job Description:
  • 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

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"

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