•The candidate for this Chemist II position will be working in the Biotransformation group of Company's Bioanalysis and Biotransformation department. This position will be focused on preparing biological samples and performing LCMS assays to characterize biotransformation of large molecules, including antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, and proteins. The individual will be expected to have solid experience working with analytical instruments, especially HPLC and MS, and preferred to have experience working with protein samples and protein chemistry techniques.
•This individual must independently generate accurate, reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner and demonstrate strong data interpretation skills. The individual must be highly motivated and possess a fundamental understanding of analytical chemistry with the ability to quickly learn and apply various analytical techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy and wet chemical techniques.
location: North Chicago, Illinois
job type: Contract
salary: $28.50 - 32.91 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
•Performing biological incubations of drug molecules, purification of biological samples, optimization of LCMS methods, and analysis of LCMS data.
•Planning and perform routine tasks competently and independently within a timely fashion, and generate reliable and consistent results.
•Documentation of experimental activities and results using an electronic data acquisition and management systems.
•Analyze and critique results, noting significant deviations from the expected results.
•Troubleshoot experiments and instrumentation.
•Learn and understand new experimental techniques with a curiosity to apply them for unique project / assignment requirements.
•Demonstrate skill in multiple techniques and appropriately modify protocols, as required, to suit the changing needs of research or development sciences.
•Place data in proper scientific context by consulting and citing relevant literature.
•Demonstrate technical proficiency in his/her field, preferentially in the analytical areas of quantitative and instrumental analysis.
•Impact projects predominantly through lab and/or pilot plant based activities.
•Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug and radioactive compounds, GxP compliance, and animal care where applicable.
•BS in Chemistry 2-5 yrs. lab experience or Masters Degree.
•Solid use of instruments including HPLC, MS, UV/VIS, and NMR.
•Solid documentation skills and ability to present findings to larger groups are valuable.
•Familiarity of GMP, GLP beneficial but not required.
•Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
•Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where indicated.
•Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
•Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
•Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.
•Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
skills: HPLC, GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.