Sr Associate Scientist
at Ronin Staffing

Date Posted: 4/29/2020

Job Description

HERE’S THE JOB DESCRIPTION:
Title: Sr Associate Scientist 
Pay: up to $34.00/hr
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Duration: 1 year contract with possible extension

Description:

  • Onsite, M-F
  • Amgen is seeking a Senior Associate Scientist responsible for all aspects of production cell line development in support of advancing the Amgen pre-clinical pipeline as part of the Drug Substance Process Development organization. We are particularly interested in applicants with strong molecular cloning skills or genomics/bioinformatics experience analyzing next-generation sequencing data and genome assembly.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyze and interpret data, maintain laboratory notebooks, and generate written reports
  • Generate meaningful data towards authoring of regulatory submissions, publications, and patent applications
  • Communicate project updates, work on complex technical problems, participate and present scientific data in meetings
  • Evaluate and develop innovative technologies to improve expression, accelerate timelines, and improve efficiency.
  • Work closely in a team environment, collaborating with various colleagues in process development, discovery, and collaborate with regulatory and quality authorities to author global regulatory filings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Biology related field and 3 years of scientific experience
  • OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology related and 5 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS with 3-5 years of experience, or BS with 5+ years of relevant industrial experience
  • Previous hands on experience in cell culture with a focus on mammalian cell recombinant protein production
  • Experience with DNA cloning, vector construction and design, advanced molecular biology techniques, and optimizing gene expression constructs to promote desired gene expression characteristics (high expression, stoichiometry, etc)
  • Experience with processing and analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data processing and analysis (RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, etc).
  • Strong scientific understanding of recombinant protein expression, cell line and gene editing technologies as well as the ability to explore and develop new technologies and approaches
  • Application of predictive modeling and statistical methods to analyze data
  • Understanding of all aspects in bioprocess development and manufacturing of biotherapeutics
  • Advanced scientific/technical reading/writing skills, advanced scientific analysis skills, ability to collaborate and work in team environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

Top Must Have Skill Set:
Not just in the classroom, we'd like to see this experience in a working lab environment

  • Molecular Cloning
  • Cell Culture
  • RNASeq

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and interpret data, maintain laboratory notebooks, and generate written reports
  • Generate meaningful data towards authoring of regulatory submissions, publications, and patent applications
  • Communicate project updates, work on complex technical problems, participate and present scientific data in meetings
  • Evaluate and develop innovative technologies to improve expression, accelerate timelines, and improve efficiency.
  • Work closely in a team environment, collaborating with various colleagues in process development, discovery, and collaborate with regulatory and quality authorities to author global regulatory filings.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Contractor
  • Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Job Type: Science
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 4/29/2020

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