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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

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.
  • The incumbent works closely with all functional areas in Research and Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Document Control and Regulatory Affairs.
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).
  • 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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