Sr Associate


Thousand Oaks, California

4 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Associate
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, 91320
Duration: 3 years (Onsite)

This role in Pivotal Drug Product Technologies will be to provide support of drug product formulation and process development of parenteral products, primarily biologics. The candidate will work closely with a team of engineers and scientists responsible for the technical aspects of drug product commercialization and lifecycle management.

Responsibilities will include:
• Participate in the planning, design, execution, and documentation of studies related to drug product formulation and process development in support of commercialization and life cycle management of parenteral products.
o Support and execute formulation assessments utilizing high-throughput technologies and workflows, working closely with program teams on fast-paced projects.
o Evaluate process and product performance through analytical testing via measurement of pH, conductivity, osmolality, protein concentration, HPLC and CE methodologies, solid state characterization, particle quantitation/characterization, physical properties, etc.
o Support and conduct related studies (e.g., stability, UF/DF, filtration, freeze/thaw, fill/finish, etc for products in various formulations and presentations (e.g., liquid, lyophilized, etc.).
• Data analysis and documentation/review in electronic notebooks.
• Author, review, and data verify technical documents such as protocols, reports, regulatory documents, etc.
• Clearly and consistently communicate data in progress reports and presentations.
• Participate in cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment to progress product development.
• Adhere to all training, compliance, and safety guidance.
• Support lab operations and inspections as required of all lab-based staff.
• Work primarily onsite with remote work as appropriate to role and tasks.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree with 2+ years relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Materials Science, or related discipline.
• 2+ years of relevant lab experience.
• Understanding of physical/chemical stability of proteins.
• Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with procedures and policies.
• Proficient computer skills.
• Self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude.
• Critical thinking, problem solving, and independent research skills.
• Good organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
• Excellent communication (oral and written).

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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: $25.00/hr.

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