Sr Associate Scientist

Thousand Oaks, California | Contract

Post Date: 12/01/2017 Job ID: 3630 Industry: Biotech

JOB DETAILS:

 

To perform experiments, organize data and analyze results under minimal supervision. With minimal supervision, plans, conducts or monitors experiments, records and organizes data, analyses results, generates robust and reliable data and/or ensures that contracted studies are conducted in compliance with the respective protocol and applicable guidelines and regulations.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 
  • Monitors or follows established experimental design and protocols and performs routine tasks and studies to obtain reproducible and reliable results with limited supervision
  • Plans, monitors or conducts, analyzes and records experiments, and provides interpretation of data
  • Effectively transfers experimental methods from literature to the lab and makes modifications as necessary
  • Develops and implements new protocols with moderate review
  • Engages coworkers in scientific discussions
  • Communicates data and interpretation to work group
  • Skilled at developing systems to ensure quality data
  • Skilled and/or knowledgeable in the use of standard laboratory equipment and with one or more major laboratory instruments/techniques
  • Effectively trouble-shoots equipment and experimental difficulties
  • Contributes to internal/external reports, papers, presentations, regulatory documents, invention disclosure submissions and/or patents
  • Participates in department-wide support efforts such as safety, recruiting and committees
  • May train staff and/or supervise others
  • Coordinates and organizes resources needed to complete the task
  • Understands when to seek input and when to make independent judgments

 

 

SKILLS:

 

Degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry

Experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment 

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’ s degree & 5 years of scientific experience 
OR 
Bachelor’ s degree & 7 years of scientific experience 



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

 
  • MS in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field, with a minimum of 5 years laboratory experience with cell culture, preferably in an industry environment 
  • Extensive experience with recombinant protein expression in mammalian cell systems is a must 
  • Protein expression analysis techniques (e.g. gel electrophoresis, Western Blot, Octet) are required 
  • Hands-on experience with WAVE and/or tank bioreactors is preferred 
  • Working knowledge in molecular biology and protein biochemistry is preferred 
  • Hands-on experience with lab automation is a plus 
  • Ability to identify, develop and implement scientific solutions to practical problems 
  • Attention to details and strong problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and organizational skills are essential. 
  • Must be a motivated team player with commitment to quality and timeline.

 
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