Sr Associate Scientist

Thousand Oaks, California 91320 | Contract

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



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.




  • 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





Degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry

Experience in a Biopharmaceutical working environment 



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


  • 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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