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location: San Diego, California
job type: Contract
salary: $36.55 - 43.00 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
- This is a contract position for the Analytical Chemistry group to provide analytical support for the enzyme development projects and enzyme production.
- This position will focus on the characterization of enzymes, their reaction products, and fermentation metabolomics.
- We are looking for a scientist with a hands-on approach to analytical method development with expertise in separations and spectroscopy.
- Priority will be placed on candidates with backgrounds in proteomic mass spectrometry and fermentation metabolic analysis.
qualifications: Education & qualifications:
- MS in analytical chemistry or related discipline with at least 5 years of biotech experience, or a PhD and 0 to 3 years of experience.
- Strong knowledge and industry experience in developing and executing several of the following analytical methods and instrument operations for small molecule/carbohydrate/protein analysis,
- o HPLC/UPLC methods utilizing RP, HILIC, IEX, and SEC methodologies.
- o Acquainted with GC and quantitative LCMS methods for determining reaction progress of small molecules in complex matrices
- o Additional desired technical experience: CE and MALS for protein and carbohydrate analysis; Perkin-Elmer LabChip for protein analysis
- ? Skills for developing high throughput analytical methods, optimizing analytical methods, operating and maintaining analytical instrumentation and providing timely reports of data. Critical thinking and complex data analysis are important for this position.
- ? BS degree in chemistry or analytical chemistry or related field with minimum 4 years of laboratory experience in an industrial environment, or master degree with minimum of 2 years of work experience
- Strong knowledge and background in developing separations of small and large molecules is required.
- Applicable analytical methodologies include, but are not limited to HPLC, LC-MS (QqQ and QTOF), and GC-FID. Experience with NMR is a plus.
- Successful candidates will be skilled at developing high throughput analytical methods, optimizing existing analytical methods, operating and maintaining analytical instrumentation, and providing timely reports of data.
- Critical thinking and complex data analysis is required for this position. Additionally, a good understanding of databases, custom reporting, macros, and other techniques to aid in data analysis and reporting is desired.
- The candidate needs excellent communication skills, and will be working in a multidisciplinary and fast-paced environment.
- The successful candidate must also be able to manage and deliver on several project deadlines concurrently and with minimal supervision. Being a self-motivated team player with a positive attitude is an absolute requirement.
skills: HPLC, Analytical Chemistry
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