Process Development Associate


Thousand Oaks, California

19 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Process Development Associate
Duration: 06+ Months
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

Job Summary:
The Thousand Oaks Cellular Sciences organization is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and team-oriented individual with a background in protein biochemistry and cell biology for the position of Process Development Associate, to join our Critical Reagent Group. The Critical Reagent Group serves our global network with the creation, inventory and distribution of critical reagents required for characterization, in-process and release testing of biological products. The PD Associate will work with a team of talented scientists to mainly lead and support Biosimilar products, as well as conjugation of antibodies and proteins used in Immunoassays, bioassays, and the creation and characterization ready-to-plate bioassay cell banks. The successful candidate will be able to perform experiments independently, organize and analyze results using integrated digital documentation and data visualization tools. In addition, the PD Associate will interface with client and partner organizations and represent the Critical Reagents team in scientific and cross-functional meetings.

• The main responsibility for this role will be to lead and support receiving, aliquoting, distributing and archiving of Biosimilar products.
• Support the team in the distribution of critical reagents to all sites.
• Characterization of Critical Reagents and preparation of Certificates of Analysis.
• Support the team in Creation and characterization of adherent and suspension cell lines to create robust and high-quality cell banks for use in Quality Control cell-based bioassays.
• Management of a complex inventory database and inventory forecasting and planning
• Communicate effectively and efficiently with cross-functional team members, clients, and partner organizations.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree of science and 2 years of experience in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology or any related experience
Preferred Qualifications
• Detail oriented and excellent documentation skills; Demonstration of proficiency in digital data analysis and visualization.
• Experience in digital inventory database management.
• Strong and broad skills using the tools and techniques of Project Management; specifically, knowledge of SharePoint and Smartsheet.
• Communicates effectively with others, using appropriate diplomacy and sensitivity; makes others feel respected, valued, and understood; works well in teams.
• Advanced scientific/technical reading/writing skills, advanced scientific analysis skills, and advanced laboratory work skills
• Hands-on experience in cell culture/cell biology techniques. 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $30.00/hr.

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