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Research Associate

San Diego, CA 92121

Posted: 07/18/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 609359 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Summary:
The purpose of this position is to carry out assigned laboratory duties which may include sampling, testing, and evaluating analytical data on samples such as raw materials, in-process, and final products.  In addition, will also develop and validate analytical methods.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this job.  Other duties may be assigned.
  • Perform analytical testing in support of product development and method validation.
  • Conduct laboratory tests in compliance with established internal Standard Test Methods (STMs), compendial and vendor/partner supplied methods.
  • Maintain organized records of tests performed and results obtained by following company policies.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Understand and comply with all company policies, safety procedures, and SOPS, including cGMPs and cGLPs.
  • Assist in the preparation analytical data for internal and external meetings and presentations.
  • Assist in performing laboratory investigations.  Contribute to written investigation reports as required.
  • Maintain a level of technical knowledge and understanding in the assigned areas of responsibility that are consistent with the current scientific requirements of the company.
  • Participate in the transfer of methods to/from the Quality Control department.
Interaction:
  • The incumbent works closely with all functional areas in Research and Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Document Control and Regulatory Affairs.
Skills:    
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Basic understanding of the chemical and physical principals upon which formulation, process development and analytical methodology is based.
  • Familiarity with concept of cGMPs.
  • Basic skills in using typical laboratory and processing equipment (e.g. HPLC, UV Spec, pH meter, centrifuge, etc.).
  • Ability to utilize scientific information resources within the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Good observation skill, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills (e.g. rational progression of investigation).
  • Good understanding of the scientific thinking in the design of experimental protocols.
  • Basic documentation skills (e.g. notebook, reports) with attention to detail and legible handwriting.
  • Good organizational skills (e.g. daily tasks, documentation, archived information).
  • Good interpersonal skills (e.g. working with members of other teams to achieve shared goals).
  • Good verbal and written English communication skills (e.g. able to participate in scientific discussions and written interactions).
  • Proficient in the use of computers and widely used workplace applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, Outlook, graphing software, etc.).
  • Ability to be flexible in adapting work plan to current corporate goals.
  • Basic time management skills (e.g. multi-tasking and task prioritization).
Education:    
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study (e.g. chemistry, pharmacy, biology, engineering, etc.) from an accredited college or university required.
  • 1 year combined academic and pharmaceutical industry experience.
 




Pay Rate Range: $15-29/hr. Salary will be commensurate with experience 
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