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Research Associate I / Pharma Chemistry Lab Environment

Pioneer Data Systems Inc
Thousand Oaks, California, US
Closing date
Oct 31, 2021
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Our client, a world-leading Pharmaceutical Company in Thousand Oaks, CA is currently looking for a Research Associate I / Pharma Chemistry Lab Environment to join their expanding team.

Position Details:

Job Title: Research Associate I / Pharma Chemistry Lab Environment

Duration: 12 months contract, extendable up to 36 months

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA


The client has the right-to-hire you as a permanent employee at any time during or after the end of the contract.

You may participate in the company group medical insurance plan

Job Description:

Client requires all staff, staff augmentation external workers, and certain other external workers, in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of assignment. In accordance with applicable law, Client will provide reasonable accommodations to staff augmentation external workers who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship, its operations, or its staff."

Experience with solid state characterization techniques. (1-2 years experience)

Strong knowledge in physical and organic chemistry. (Bachelors degree in chemistry or chemical engineering)

Good verbal and written communication skills.

On site position once the facility opens up

As the candidate for this largely laboratory-based position, you will be responsible for driving cutting-edge solid state chemistry support and technology development impacting process and product development teams. You will work cross-functionally and across Process Development sites as you use solid state characterization knowledge to help drive efficient development and scalable understanding of processes and products.

Job Requirements:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Perform solid state characterization measurements and analyses to support the development of drug substance and drug product.

Design and conduct experiments for form screening, form characterization and intermediate/excipient analysis by following instructions and guidance from project representatives.

Interpret data, maintain timely documentation (i.e. electronic notebooks), and contribute to technical reports and presentations in a cross-functional team environment.

Participate in lab housekeeping, maintain lab equipment and supplies, and comply with lab safety guidelines.

May work occasionally on flexible schedule, i.e. starting early morning or finishing late evening, depending on the project need.

The ideal candidate would possess:

Proficiency in solid state characterization techniques, such powder X-ray diffraction, particle analysis by laser diffraction, thermal analysis (TGA/DSC), optical microscopy, surface area measurement.

Knowledge in crystallization and crystal form screening.

Proven ability to interpret data and optimize characterization methods.

Attention to detail, adaptability to new techniques and multi-tasks, ability to solve problem and meet deadline, and effectiveness to work independently and as a team member.

Strong computer skills in instrumentation and data processing in a client-server environment.

Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills.


B.S. or M.S. with degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Pharmaceutical Science or related scientific background with 1-2 years of experience. Pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of various solid state analysis techniques such as XRPD, TGA, DSC, particle size, microscopy, surface area, DVS, etc.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:

Experience with solid state characterization techniques. 1-2 years experience

Strong knowledge in physical and organic chemistry. Bachelors degree in chemistry or chemical engineering

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Employee Value Proposition:

They would be interfacing with many function areas. Scientist have a great connection to the pharm development. This is a great hands on experience and position.

Red Flags:

no background in physical science

no hands on experience with web chemistry labs
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