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Associate Scientist

Thousand Oaks, CA

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

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:                
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, with 2 years of experience (required)
  • Research experience in Bachelors works as well2. Research experience (academic lab work or industrial) in chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Attention tdetail, ability tproblem solve and troubleshoot
Day Day Responsibilities:            
Conduct high-throughput experiments and assist in laboratory maintenance

  • Support High-Throughput Experimentation in Synthetics Process Development:
  • Collaborate with process chemists/chemical engineers texecute and analyze high-throughput parallel experimentation (HTE) studies for the following:
  • Reaction screening/optimization for chemical reactions (catalysis, biocatalysis, and non-catalytic transformations)
  • Pressurized gas reactions
  • Organic solvent extraction studies
  • Metal scavenger/ remediation screenings
  • Solubility studies of drug substance intermediates
  • Crystallization studies of drug substances intermediates
  • Use various automation and analytical software/hardware tsupport HTE
  • Maintain good laboratory documentation practices and compliance with electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) guidelines
  • Laboratory Housekeeping/Management:
  • Coordinate with third-party vendors and our laboratory asset management service (LAMP) for preventative maintenance, calibration, and repair service of equipment and instruments
  • Initiate work orders when necessary tassist with set-up of new equipment and/or remove obsolete/life-cycled equipment
  • Clean/decontaminate equipment and hood surfaces contaminated with hazardous materials
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and order replacement or add-on parts/accessories as needed
  • Contact third-party vendors for information and quotes
  • Evaluate and document performance and reliability of lab equipment
  • Manage solid and liquid waste within synthetic laboratories per guidelines
  • Handle incoming/outgoing shipments of tools, ancillary processing equipment and consumables and chemicals tremote this company sites
  • Maintain good laboratory housekeeping and adhere testablished organizational principles
Chemical Library Maintenance:
Order and organize laboratory reagents and consumables tsupport high-throughput experimentation
Ensure chemical library maintenance and re-order chemicals as needed
Maintain and update list of chemical inventories and ensure that the chemical and reagent inventory system (CRIS) is up tdate.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering and experience in laboratory or manufacturing setting (academia or industry)
Strong scientific aptitude; attention tdetail; technical problem-solving skills; and ability tmulti-task
Familiarity with good laboratory notebook documentation
Trained in basic laboratory safety

Preferred Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Academic and/or industrial experience working in a organic chemistry or chemical engineering laboratory
  • Familiarity with automation, computational chemistry and/or data analytics software such as LEA, Spotfire, Gaussian, and Dynochem
  • Familiarity with analytical instrumentation including HPLC, GC, and NMR spectroscopy

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

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