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Research Associate/Associate Engineer Job

South San Francisco, CA, United States

Posted on
Jun 27, 2020

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Company Description
Consider joining Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories where people are the most important element in our chemistry. Celebrating 50 years of service, Lancaster Laboratories is a leading contract lab providing testing and research services in the environmental, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical sciences to clients worldwide.

Job Description
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, a nationally recognized laboratory, is searching for a Process Development Associate Engineer in Pharmaceutical Development to support our Professional Scientific Services group in South San Francisco, CA.

Research Associate/Associate Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Execution of experiments using written and verbal instructions from study sponsors while following GMP and GLP practices and procedures, as needed
Document findings in electronic and hardcopy format following GDP practices
Prepare data for presentations and assist in generating technical reports, and interact with other groups within and outside the department
Manage tasks as requested by multiple stakeholders
Participate in a team to properly scope and prioritize tasks to be performed to achieve the highest value outcomes
Applying a general knowledge of proteins and antibodies
Operating and maintaining small- and pilot-scale manufacturing equipment such as lyophilizers, mixers, fillers, isolators
Operating and maintaining laboratory-based analytical instruments such as differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), manual/automated Karl-Fisher (KF) titratior, powder surface area (BET) analyzer, rheometer, pH meter, Picarro VPHP analyzer
Data analysis using Excel, MATLAB, SAS/JMP and other data analysis software
General wet lab skills supporting studies related to the development, optimization, characterization, and validation of drug product unit operations (e.g. buffer preparation, mixing, filtration, freeze/thaw, filling sterile containers, lyophilization, sterilization, inspection, and/or environmental decontamination)
Perform review and peer review of analytical data
Troubleshoot method and instrumentation problems as needed
Initiate and perform investigations and development as needed
The ideal candidate would possess the following qualities
A working knowledge of chemical engineering and physical chemistry
Strong organizational, scientific, computational, communication and interpersonal skills
Team oriented, dependable, and a self-starter
Ability to learn new techniques, multi-task, pay attention to details, keep accurate and timely records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
Some experience with operating DSC, KF titration, gas sorption analyzers, and/or lyophilization equipment, although training will be provided
A knowledge of GMP and GLP best practices is a plus
Solid-state protein characterization experience is a plus
Knowledge of MATLAB and Python programming/scripting languages is a plus

Basic Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, analytical chemistry or other related degree concentration, with 0-2 years of industrial experience or 0-2 years of academic research experience
Relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus
Good understanding of chemical engineering principles is a plus
Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Additional Information
Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of South San Francisco, California are encouraged to apply.
As a Eurofins Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and time-off, and dental and vision options. To learn more about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website **** .
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Job Criteria:
Start Date: ASAP
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
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