Associate Scientist, Analytical Sciences

Horizon Pharma
Gaithersburg, MD
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs. Horizon is looking for a highly motivated Research Associate or Associate Scientist to join the Analytical Sciences Department within Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC). The candidate will be responsible for supporting analytical characterization of clinical pipeline assets and help establish new lab operations and procedures. Key Responsibilities: * Work in a dynamic, matrix team to support analytical development, manufacturing process development, formulation development, and tech transfer. * Working aseptically and maintaining mammalian cell cultures. * Utilize molecular biology techniques to assist in bioassay development capabilities. Perform routine ELISA and cell-based bioassay testing to support product and process characterizations. * Plan and execute experiments and troubleshoot technical problems. * Set up new lab and procedures, order lab supplies, take shipments, and help maintain lab inventories. * Aid analytical method development, optimization, and qualification. * Perform data management tasks including data analysis; generating experimental protocols and documentation; reporting results within the department and at the cross-functional level. Ability to conduct initial troubleshooting analysis. Qualifications and Skills Required: * Education requirement: BS or MS degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related life sciences field. * Research Associate: BS or MS with 0-1 year of work experience. The candidate may have a degree in an alternative field with 2+ years research experience in a laboratory. * Associate Scientist: BS or MS with 2+ years of work experience. * Experience working aseptically and maintaining mammalian cell cultures is essential. * Demonstrated ability in creative problem solving and application of scientific principles. * Attention to detail, self-motivated, and ability to set priorities. * Strong verbal and written communication skills. * Strong technical writing skills: preparation of protocols, reports, SOPs, etc. * Good multi-tasking, time management, and organizational skills are essential. * Previous lab experiences in R&D and QC environments are a plus, but not essential. * Experience in protein chemistry and purification is a plus. Horizon Core Values & Competencies: Growth * Manages Ambiguity * Strategic Mindset * Demonstrates Self-awareness * Cultivates Innovation * Develops Talent Accountability * Drives Results * Ensures Accountability * Decision Quality Transparency * Courage * Collaboration * Instills Trust Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.