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Job Title - Scientist
Duration - 6 Months
Location - South San Francisco CA, 94080

Responsibilities include:

• Development, optimize, and scale-up purification processes for biologics candidates to support early and late stage development
• Innovate, develop, optimize, and scale-up purification processes
• Conceive and evaluate novel advanced separation technologies and techniques
• Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program
• Seize opportunities to pursue project relevant leads that are in line with the group’s strategy.
• Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab.
• Transfer processes to GMP manufacturing for clinical material production
• Work with contract labs and carry out viral clearance studies
• Write technical publications, reports, presentations, and regulatory filings including publishing research in peer-reviewed journals and presenting work at scientific conferences
• Work efficiently, collaboratively, and cross-functionally toward project timelines and goals
• Participate on cross-functional project teams
• Mentor and train junior scientists

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 3-5 years of experience, MS or equivalent education and typically 3-5 years of experience, PhD and typically 3+ years of experience
• Must have hands on experience in protein purification including chromatography separations and filtration operations
• Able to independently design, execute, and interpret laboratory experiments to answer scientific questions
• Must be forward-thinking and be able to lead and contribute to scientific/technical discussions
• Able to independently learn, understand and execute novel/advanced scientific techniques
• Must have excellent attention to detail and ability to keep detailed written records
• Able to author publications, technical reports, regulatory documents, and presentations
• Has strong communication skills including verbal, written, and scientific data presentation
• Has good understanding of biochemistry and bioprocess engineering concepts
• Able to work collaboratively within and outside of the group
• Has proficiency with Microsoft Office software, ability to learn new software applications

• Proficient in writing methods and operating AKTA chromatographic instruments (such as AKTA Avant, AKTA Purifier, AKTA Pure, AKTA Ready or similar)
• Has a strong understanding of analytical techniques, such as HPLC and ELISA
• Has hands on experience with monoclonal antibody or antibody-like molecule purification at GMP, pilot and/or laboratory scale
• Demonstrated scientific aptitude through authorship of peer-reviewed publications
• Has a strong understanding of statistical analysis 

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: $50.00/hr.

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