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Application Scientist

  • Job reference: 935183
  • Location: Torrance, California
  • Salary: USD200 - USD216 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: R&D - Clinical & Non Clinical, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 29/04/2021

The Orion Group is seeking a results-driven, entrepreneurial, and highly motivated Application Scientist on behalf of one of our global Biotechnology Clients to work on a 3 month contract in Torrance, California.

The ideal candidate has extensive hands-on experience with Liquid Chromatography (LC) systems (preferably with Agilent), as well as excellent analytical problem-solving and time management skills.


  • Independently researches and runs compendial methods based on existing corporate technology and products.
  • Operates and maintains LC systems.
  • Maintains detailed, accurate, legible records of all experiments, and graphs all relevant trend data along with the appropriate controls and blanks.
  • Maintains all instruments and equipment in excellent condition, keeps all work areas neat and clean, and follows all safety procedures without exception.
  • Provides input to the team and ensures that testing demonstrates that a product meets the customer's needs and intended use.


  • High level of knowledge of Liquid Chromatography (LC) methods, techniques, and workflows from the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Minimum 2 years hands-on experience in operating, maintaining, and developing Liquid Chromatography (LC) systems, preferably with Agilent systems.
  • Prior experience working with compendial methods (USP and Ph.Eur.)
  • Ability to interpret scientific data including chromatograms, Mass spec data, and quantitative results.
  • A Bachelor´s degree in a clinical laboratory science discipline or equivalent knowledge is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Must have demonstrated troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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