Scientist I, Analytical Chemistry
Job Title: Scientist I, Analytical ChemistryJob Location: Hunt Valley, MDHourly Rate: Up to $26hr depending on experienceShift: 1st ShiftJob Summary: Come join our team! We currently have an exciting opportunity in Hunt Valley, MD for a Scientist I in Analytical Chemistry to perform analysis of cell culture formulations used in the industry for the development and manufacturing of biotherapeutics drugs.A' Department:A' Cell Culture and Cell Therapy R&D, BioProduction GroupJob Description Under the supervision of an R&D manager or senior scientist, the Scientist I will perform sample analysis using various spectroscopic technologies, such as FTIR, Raman, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), etc., as well as participate and contribute to the development of new spectroscopic or other analytical assays for material identification. The Scientist I will collect and prepare samples, execute spectroscopic experiments, analyze data, generate spread sheets or laboratory reports, and perform basic chemometrics analysis.A' In addition to performing experiments, the Scientist I will have the opportunity to learn other analytical technologies as related to the material identification or characterization.Duties and Responsibilities: Participate in the development of spectroscopic and other rapid analytical methods (turbidity, osmolality, pH, solubility, etc.) for the identification and characterization of cell culture media and components. Work under general supervision of aR&D manager and senior scientist to prepare samples for spectroscopic (FTIR, Raman, XRF) analysis. Perform standard spectroscopic (FTIR, Raman, XRF) acquisition, analysis, and results export. Work well as both an individual contributor and as a strong team member. Communicate with the supervisor on instrument operation and trouble shooting. Maintain accurate lab notebooks and comply with Good Laboratory Practices. Regularly communicate plans, actions, and results with the supervisor. Comply with all company safety, training, and quality regulations and procedures. May be asked to perform other technical duties, such as HPLC, GC, ICP, etc. May be asked to perform other general lab duties, such as sample shipping, receiving, etc.Required: Familiar with analytical chemistry methods and techniques. Demonstrated competence in data analysis. Good understanding of the principles of spectroscopic technologies, such as FTIR, Raman and XRF, as it relates to the sample characterization is required. Good experience in sample weighing and sample dissolution is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Excellent team skills are required. Good working knowledge of chemistry principles, such as acid/base chemistry, sample solubility and precipitation, as it relates to the sample preparation is expected.Preferred: Knowledge of the chemistry of inorganic and organic compounds used in cell culture media is desired. Experience or strong understanding of other analytical methods such as turbidity, osmolality, pH, solubility, etc. is desired. Previous experience in using chemometrics for data analysis is a differentiator. Previous hands-on experience in using Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waters, or Agilent analytical instruments, such as HPLC, GC or ICP, is a differentiator. Previous experience in the industry is a plus.Education: BS/BA Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or other related fields. About Advantage Resourcing Advantage Resourcing is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, mental and physical disability, political affiliation, union membership, status as a parent, military or veteran status or other non-merit based factors. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout the application, interviewing and employment process. If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Advantage Resourcing is an E-Verify employer. This policy is applicable to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. All employees are directed to familiarize themselves with this policy and to act in accordance with it. All decisions with respect to employment matters and other phases of employer-temporary employee relationships will be in keeping with this policy and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.