Associate, Scientific 2 (SIAL) in St. Louis, MO at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 3/5/2018

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Job Description

APEX Life Sciences is looking for an Associate Scientist in the St. Louis, MO area


The ideal candidate will execute analytical methodologies of general to moderate scope and complexity to enable process development and transfer methods to cGMP Quality Control groups for a wide range of bio-organic and bio-pharmaceutical products.


- Accurately perform established procedures and interpret data independently.

- Perform and deliver analytical method verifications or qualifications of raw materials, intermediates and products.

- Transfer methods to Quality Control laboratories for method validation or GMP release testing.

- Optimize methods through application of scientific knowledge, experience, and principles.

- Become proficient in the technical and theoretical aspects of new analytical techniques.

- Consistently demonstrates attention to detail in the planning, execution and documentation of experimental work.

- Deliver timely and comprehensive written (laboratory notebook, operating procedures and reports) and oral communications to project leads and internal partners.

- Provide complete and accurate records consistent with SOPs with quality guidelines.

- Excel in a team environment through concise and transparent communication and effective cooperation.

- Contribute to departmental and cross-functional process improvement initiatives.


Education and Experience:

- BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field with 1+ years academia or industrial laboratory experience.

Essential and Critical Skills:

The ideal candidate will possess:

- Demonstrated skills in general and advanced laboratory techniques (theory and practice) to enable the development to solve analytical problems on fast-paced projects.

- Demonstrated success in contributing to the advancement of projects, project teams and process improvements.

- Experience in three or more of the following laboratory techniques:

[1] absorption spectroscopy (UV/VIS),

[2] chromatographic techniques (HPLC / GC / IC / UPLC / SEC / HILIC / CGE / iCE) [3] protein analysis [4] immunoassays [5] FTIR [6] wet chemistry [7] USP methodologies

- Experience with either DAD, ELSD, CAD, and MS detectors are advantageous as well as undergraduate research experience.

- Excellent time management, attention to detail and communication skills (both written and verbal).

- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. Experience with advanced data acquisition software systems such as Chromeleon, Empower, or Chemstation are a plus.

- Medium to high-throughput instrumentation experience, equipment troubleshooting and basic instrument maintenance are preferred.

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