Scientist I in West Hills, CA at Pyramid Consulting, Inc

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

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Job Description

Immediate need for a talented Scientist with experience in the Biotechnology / Science / Molecular Biology / Pharmacuetical Industry. This is a 4+ Months contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in West Hills, CA 91304. Please review the job description below.
Job ID: 19-52385
Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or related field
  • Knows basic principles, methods and practices of HLA and scientific/technical field or software, typically via formal study and/or work in the field
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques
  • Ability to exercise decision making with the guidance of Management/Scientist II-III
  • Collects and organizes data in an appropriate manner, including documenting all experiments in a laboratory notebook or appropriate documentation
  • Ability to use PCs for data input and/or analysis
  • Excellent computer MSOffice skills
  • Read, understand and implement written laboratory procedures
  • Builds productive cross-functional relationships with colleagues in other functions, including but not limited to the following: Marketing, Sales, R&D, Operations, Regulatory/Quality, Supply Chain, and Product Management
  • During situations that have high impact to the business, quickly escalate them by bringing solutions and consulting with Supervisor
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive laboratory and business data
  • Ensure that safe laboratory procedures and protocols are followed at all times, especially in the application of universal precautions in handling of all blood and blood products
  • Ensure all processes and teams are in adherence of cGMP and GDP
  • Ensure compliance with corporate, site, and regulatory policies, practices, and guidelines
Key Responsibilities:
  • Simultaneously manage and prioritize multiple projects and products across multiple functional groups while meeting target due dates with guidance of supervisor/lead.
  • Design, create experimental task, run tests and be able to look at data and complete analysis using Fusion, Orchid, or equivalent software. Can provide experimental task(s) to designated Scientist with Supervisor approval.
  • Be able to identify improvements, initiate and implement the solutions with the guidance of the supervisor.
  • Adapt, implement and train current and new Scientist I lab functions/procedure to other Scientists and provide guidance and support throughout projects and product builds (SAP, Operate UV spectrophotometer, and thermal cycler, agarose gel electrophoresis, UV image analyzer, Luminex 200, FlexMAP3D, high speed centrifuge and other hardware. Reconstitution, quantification, QC test, organization and maintenance of all raw materials such as oligonucleotides, ancillary reagents, and genomic DNAs, etc.).
  • Coordinate, plan and manage the day-to-day tasks to maintain the project(s)/product(s) workflow with guidance from Scientist II/III/Supervisor.
  • Manage, plan, and design experimental methods under supervision as needed to achieve technical objectives as well as identify and solve problems with minimum complexity.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports to Scientist II-III/Management.
  • Conduct maintenance and organization of reagents and equipment.
  • Maintain and perform all aspects of receiving and quality control testing of raw materials.
  • Update and maintain raw material and semi inventories. Be able to do Cycle count.
  • Prepare and QC buffer solutions.
  • Maintain and update all required SOP’s and quality records of equipment maintenance, tests, analyses and other relevant data with the guidance of Scientist II/III/Supervisor.
  • Implement and execute Practical knowledge of PPI Business System/LEAN concepts including continuous improvement with supervision
  • Be able to identify goals, review and update Supervisor throughout the year and complete the PMD