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Pharmaceutical Scientist: Protein Purification and Characterization
Ref No.: 18-42228
Location: Palo Alto, California
Position Type:Contract
Job Category:Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Benefits:401K, Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance
*7 month contract position with additional opportunity based upon performance and continued business need*

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.

• BS or MS in protein chemistry, biochemistry or related disciplines
• 3+ (BS), 1+ (MS) years of experiences in protein purification
• Solid scientific understanding and hands-on experience of current protein separation techniques
• Basic knowledge in related functional areas such as buffer formulations, biophysical characterization of proteins is a plus
• A goal oriented team player with strong organizational, excellent verbal and written communication skills 

The successful candidate will have a working understanding of protein purification and characterization techniques. The candidate will be able to demonstrate hands on experience in basic biochemistry techniques such as buffer preparation, SDS-PAGE, analysis, protein purification using different types of resins. Experience with HPLC and writing methods for the AKTA systems is a plus. The candidate is expected to work effectively within the purification team, to be able to follow standard purification procedures, maintain detailed records, and assist in the preparation and uploading of purification and characterization reports to the database. 

Pay Rate: $43.00 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. Additionally, our client for this opening does not permit the use of Corp-to-Corp (C2C) candidates.