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Biochemist / Molecular Biologist: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Ref No.: 18-03544
Location: Elkton, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Shift:First, Second
Job Category:Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Benefits:Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance
*1 year contract position, with opportunity for extension or hire*

The company
Our client is a global healthcare company. The Company offers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. It operates through four segments: Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, Healthcare Services and Alliances. The Company's Pharmaceutical segment includes human health pharmaceutical and vaccine products marketed either directly by the Company or through joint ventures. Human health pharmaceutical products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, generally sold by prescription, for the treatment of human disorders. The Company sells its human health pharmaceutical products primarily to drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed healthcare providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and other institutions. Vaccine products consist of preventive pediatric, adolescent and adult vaccines, primarily administered at physician offices.

Qualifications:
Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences, bioengineering, or related field
• Basic knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field
• Excellent organization skills to multi-task and manage multiple projects
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Self-motivated, energetic, organized, and willing to work in a laboratory setting
• Applicant must be able to work flexible work schedule that may include shift work.

Preferred: • Previous laboratory experience working with protein purification utilizing AKTA/Unicorn systems
• Experience performing analytical work including HPLC/UPLC (Waters/Empower), ELISA methods, SDS-PAGE, cIEF, qPCR and/or other protein characterization and biophysical methods
• Experience working in a GLP and/or GMP environment 


Responsibilities: 
The candidate will have some experience with biochemical laboratory tools and techniques used for protein purification (such as buffer preparation, pH measurement, microfiltration, tangential flow filtration, chromatography, gel electrophoresis, etc.). The individual will be able to independently and proactively execute procedures and experimental objectives in a timely and detail oriented manner. In addition, responsibilities will include execution of various bioanalytical techniques 

Pay Rate: $24 - $26 per hour
Drug and background screenings required

On-Board Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.