Scientist I - lyophilized protein therapeutics formulation

Posted 28 June 2024
Salary US$41 - US$44 per hour + Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k
LocationSouth San Francisco
Job type Temporary
DisciplineLife Science Recruitment
Contact NameRachael Jalbuena

Job description

Scientist I - liquid and lyophilized protein therapeutics formulation
South San Francisco, CA
6+ month initial contract
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8am-5pm, Overtime is not required
Hourly Pay Rate: $41-44/hr

Orion Group is seeking a detailed and results-driven Scientist to work with our premiere global pharmaceutical manufacturing client in South San Francisco, CA. If you are interested in being part of life-saving drug development research working with a diverse team of analytical-minded scientific peers, read on!
This position is responsible for formulating liquid and lyophilized protein therapeutics, preparing formulation and assay buffers, as well as containers and closures to support pharmaceutical development studies.

The individual will learn analytical assays, protein formulation characterization techniques and stability testing. He or she will be responsible for analysing data, interpreting results and noting significant deviations.

Additional responsibilities include maintaining oversight of day-to-day laboratory activities, managing inventory of raw materials and drug product packaging, as well as documenting and retrieving scientific data in electronic lab notebook.

* Bachelor's degree in protein biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, analytical science, pharmaceutical science, physical chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field with 1-2 years of analytical or drug formulation development experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
* The candidate should have technical skills to be able to conduct experiments in research or development lab; prior experience in development of protein formulations and stability assessment is preferred.
* The candidate should also have strong communication, documentation and report writing skills.
* Candidate must be highly organized and detail-oriented.

Years of experience/education and/or certifications required: BS degree with 1-2 years' experience

What are the top 3-5 skills requirements should this person have?
* Technical skills to be able to conduct experiments in research or development lab
* Basic analytical techniques used for protein formulation characterization
* Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail
* Strong communication, documentation and report writing skills
* Taking initiative
* Passionate and driven

What is a nice to have (but not required) regarding skills, requirements, experience, education, or certification?
* Hands-on experience with HPLC
* pH measurements
* Buffer preparation
* Drug formulation development experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry is highly preferred

What type of environment is this person working in?
* Group setting

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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.