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Associate Scientist

Thousand Oaks, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:
    
Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture (purification operations is a plus)
Data analysis with Excel and/or Spotfire
Ability to organize and present project findings to group

Description:

**100% on-site in Thousand Oaks, CA**

“requires all staff, staff augmentation external workers, and certain other external workers, in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of assignment at In accordance with applicable law, will provide reasonable accommodations to staff augmentation external workers who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to its operations, or its staff.”

*Must have lab experience at least one year working on similar projects*

The Pre-Pivotal Drug Substance Technologies organization at develops, characterizes and supports clinical drug substance manufacturing processes for all early-stage programs in the portfolio.

This lab-based position is located at our Thousand Oaks, CA site. The successful candidate will be responsible for support of the development, characterization, scale-up and support of upstream and downstream processes to enable clinical advancement of programs.

This role is in an integrated bioprocess development group in which cell culture and purification scientists work together to advance rich, exciting and dynamic pipeline. With biology first approach, the position provides the unique opportunity to work on multiple modalities including antibodies, BiTEs, oncolytic viruses, bispecifics, and siRNAs.

The successful candidate will design and execute experiments at the bench scale, spanning the end-to-end drug substance process, including both cell culture and purification operations. The candidate will apply established platform approaches and utilize problem-solving skills to rapidly solve day-to-day experimental challenges. Additionally, the candidate will utilize out-of-the-box thinking to contribute to technology development, including process automation. Finally, the candidate will also expand and develop skills in both cell culture and purification, thereby further contributing to the integrated group.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree
OR
Associate degree and 4 years scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience or master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Life Sciences, or other relevant sciences with a demonstrated record of excellence.

Ability to identify, develop and implement solutions to practical problems through application of fundamental scientific and engineering principles, preferably in a process development environment.
Basic understanding of protein chromatography, filtration or cell culture principles; hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, and/or purification operations is a plus.
Prior experience with data analytical tools (Excel, Spotfire, etc.) is preferred. Experience with statistical analysis and programming in JMP, R, and/or Python environments is a plus.
Motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Team player with the ability to successfully work within a diverse team in a dynamic, cross-functional environment.
Familiarity with design of experiments and statistical analysis of data desirable.

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

 

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