Process Development Scientist

Houston, TX

Posted: 12/10/2020 Job Number: JN -122020-12267

Job Description

Research & Development Associate Scientist

SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.

  • Title: Research & Development Associate Scientist
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Hours: Monday-Friday; 2nd Shift 3pm - 11pm
  • Salary: $38hr (Paid Weekly)
  • Employment Type: Long Term Contract
Environment: A global leader and trusted supplier in the pharma, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the company is focused on advanced manufacturing, high-quality control systems, regulatory expertise, and research and development (R&D) capabilities. The company s products and services include active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), stem cell therapies, drinking water sanitizers, vitamin B compounds, organic personal care ingredients, industrial preservatives and microbial control solution to combat viruses, bacteria and other dangerous pathogens.

Key responsibilities:

Perform planned experimental work, including but not limited to downstream purification of cell harvests (cell lysis, clarification, filtration, TFF, chromatography) and analytical work associated with the project. Interprets results and evaluates next steps in experimental design. Organize and plan assigned daily activities to ensure timely completion of assignments
Supports design and execution of experiments, including data analysis and communication. Obtains and analyzes experimental data
Maintains accurate and up to date records, including appropriate lab notebook recordings. Capable of achieving deliverables on-time and high-quality.
Leads and/or Assists in writing and revising technical documents including lab Standard Operating Procedures, testing protocols and reports.
Maintains stocks of lab supplies and reagents and performs other assigned lab organization duties as needed.
Prepares and regularly updates documentation required by other Departments of the company (such as Quality Control and Quality Assurance) or presentations to successfully complete assigned projects.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Key requirements:
Ph.D or MS with entry level experience.
Preferred area of study: protein and/or viral vector purification, isolation/purification of biomacromolecules/biomolecules, chemistry with focus on/ experience with the purification of water-soluble compounds.
Expertise in small scale lab experiments and assay execution. Hands-on experience operating chromatographic systems (Akta Explorer, Akta Pure or similar) and associated software required. Hands-on experience with TFF preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to thrive in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment are essential. Independence and strong work ethic are a must.
Positive attitude with willingness and agility to change priorities per the business needs. Problem solving, innovative outlook. Creative and collaborative. Takes ownership/leads.


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