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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 staff augmentation external workers 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 this company, its operations, or its staff.”

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:                                                            
  • At least 1 year of research experience in chemistry laboratory
  • Computer proficiency
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
Day Day Responsibilities:                
  • Follow procedure and perform laboratory experiments
  • Maintain detailed records in electronic laboratory notebook
  • Maintain chemical inventory and order chemicals as needed
  • Organize laboratory space by following 5S
Summary
We are seeking a highly motivated individual assist in our high-throughput experimentation (HTE) group and support synthetics process development in Thousand Oaks, CA. The candidate will work closely with our process chemists/chemical engineers conduct high-throughput experiments and assist with analytical data processing for high-throughput experiments. In addition thigh-throughput support, the position will support the execution of pressurized reactions reactors ranging from 0.0-5 mL t5 L scales.

Core Responsibilities
Support High-Throughput Experimentation in Synthetics Process Development:
Collaborate with process chemists/chemical engineers execute 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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