Associate Scientist

Associate Scientist – Contract – San Francisco, CA – $31.00-$41.00/ Hr.
The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

A Pharmaceutical Company is seeking an Associate Scientist in San Francisco, CA .

Role Description

This position is responsible for supporting drug product development via the development and application of engineering technologies (e.g. material profiling, process analytical technologies and automation). Position will be predominately in Summit NJ with potential travel to other sites within commuting distance.
• Member of a dynamic scientifically driven team dedicated to the development and optimization of robust manufacturing processes for drug products
• Utilize appropriate research tools, instrumentation, technologies, and methodologies to support efficient and effective drug product process development
• Apply material characterization to evaluate the composition, structure, and properties of pharmaceutical systems. Perform data analysis and interpretation
• Apply fundamental engineering principles to characterize and solve process challenges across multiple unit operations, utilizing both experimental and process simulation/modeling approaches
• Perform laboratory experiments with analytical instrumentation, data analysis and interpretation, and document in electronic laboratory notebook or report
• Provide support for innovative process analytical technology (PAT) for drug product formulation and process understanding
• Maintain a productive laboratory workspace, which includes managing workflows, processes and systems for the lab, maintaining / troubleshooting equipment, and providing recommendations for continuous improvement
• Follow safety, regulatory, and compliance standards as they relate to the development of pharmaceuticals
• Collaborate with formulation and process development teams to provide critical data needed to commercialize new products and new technologies, and to optimize or enhance existing products or processes

Skills & Requirements

• Requires relevant scientific or engineering Bachelor’s degree at minimum, (e.g. chemistry, chemical engineering, or pharmaceutical science), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience carrying out experiments with lab instrumentation and ability to troubleshoot common hardware and software challenges. Automation related to powder handling experience would be beneficial
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast paced, multidisciplinary environment. Ability to be a contributing member on cross functional assignments. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
• Strong time management skills and ability to navigate multiple assignments in parallel.

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

Additionally, this position is a contract role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical, dental or vision benefits.

• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• 401K
• Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit)

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Hays is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran.

In accordance with applicable federal and state law protecting qualified individuals with known disabilities, Hays U.S. Corporation will attempt to reasonably accommodate those individuals unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the company. Any qualified applicant or consultant with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should call or text 813.336.5570

Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information. #1142677


Job Type
Technology & Internet Services
$31.00-$41.00/ Hr.