Research Associate AFP

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 09-18-2017
Day to Day Responsibilities:            
Read many SOPs, learn assays quickly and be able to pick up new tasks and show proficiency.
Research Associate in Rapid Analytics Laboratory. Obtain assignment and follow scientific direction of client staff, flag issues and seek guidance appropriately. Perform testing and data review for HPLC/UPLC (high and ultra-high liquid chromatography), titer, small scale protein purification using TECAN and plate reader, titer assay (UPLC), CE (capillary electrophoresis), CEX (cation exchange), AEX (anion exchange) , Glycan Mapping and HILIC (hydrophilic interaction) testing. Testing and purification of proteins and peptides. Utilize high-throughput, robotics sample handling and/or auto-sampler systems to manage samples, purify, and test. 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. 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/UPLC (high and ultra-high liquid chromatography), titer, ATOLL purification using TECAN robot and plate reader, CE (capillary electrophoresis), CEX (cation exchange), AEX (anion exchange) HILIC (hydrophilic interaction) testing and Glycan Mapping.
  • Understanding and application of principles, concepts, theories and standards of GMP QC microbiology laboratories. 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

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