200087 - Scientist I
CA-Southern California - San Diego
Up to $25.00 DOE
12 months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist I for a contract opportunity in Carlsbad, CA.

You will work in a team based environment to manufacture and perform quality control assays/experiments on Drug Discovery Reagents (Kinases, Assay Components, and Finished Goods) for use in research and commercial scientific products for the life sciences industry. Manufacturing and QC processes are performed following controlled protocols and data is recorded on batch records following good documentation practices.

Responsible for manufacturing and qualification of product(s) in a lab setting following standard operating procedures. Will utilize basic laboratory techniques, calculations, materials measurement, operation of laboratory equipment and record keeping necessary to manufacture products. Will perform buffer preparation, column purification/ chromatography, SDS-Page Analysis, Western Blotting, and other protein characterization techniques. Will perform radioactive assays and analysis, TR-FRET assays, fluorescence based assays, and protein concentration assays. Responsible for Batch Data Records, notebooks, customer reports (as required) and work order documents. Utilize specialized technical knowledge and skills to make detailed observations and analyze data to ensure within operating parameters. Advise manager of factors that may affect quality of product. Maintain equipment, product inventories and related records as assigned. Note variances on manufacturing documents; audit and evaluate process documents and propose revisions. Complete, distribute and file records as required in accordance with Document Control Practices. Identify potential issues in a process; report findings to team management and participate in troubleshooting and resolution process. Assist with modifying technical documents which include standard operating procedures and manufacturing batch records. Participate in process improvement projects to reduce process scrap or improve productivity.

A minimum of 1 year relevant experience demonstrating laboratory techniques in a manufacturing environment or research laboratory is highly preferred. (Protein purification experience, especially with AKTA, is a plus) Experience using basic laboratory equipment including, centrifuges, scales/balances, spectrophotometers, pipettes, pH and conductivity meters. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of basic scientific laboratory techniques, including Buffer Preparation, Gel Electrophoresis, Western Blotting, Determination of Protein and Nucleic Acid Concentration. Theoretical understanding of protein chemistry, chromatography methodology and techniques, including basic protein/resin interactions. Working knowledge of manufacturing related computer software (preferred) Intermediate Excel skills. Strong collaborative skills and the ability to influence others without authority. Is energized working in a fast-paced environment. Consistent, dependable and accurate in carrying out responsibilities. Displays positive attitude toward job and others. Results oriented and data driven. Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific procedures and make recommendations for improvement. Greets challenge and change as opportunity. Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo. Proactive approach that anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions. Excellent documentation and communication skills. Regularly required to lift up to 20 pounds. May be required to lift weight of 45 pounds or more, with assistance and/or with equipment on occasion. May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.

Accredited bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other related discipline.

Mon-Fri First Shift

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Billy James
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x340 or (800) 927-9318 x340

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.