Ref No.: 19-14559
Location: San Diego, California
Our client, a leading medical technology company is looking for a Chemist. This is for an initial duration of 12 months and is located in San Diego, CA
Primary Duties:
  • Perform a variety of polymer processing, purification and characterization steps to support the generation of new polymer materials
  • Purify aqueous polymers using common biochemistry techniques (filtration, SEC, etc.)
  • Remove solvent via rotary evaporation and/or lyophilization
  • Characterize polymer size by GPC/SEC chromatography using established standard processes
  • Perform small scale dye labeling reactions according to established standard processes
  • Perform established reactions to convert/activate functional groups on final polymers
  • Optical characterization of the polymer dyes including measurement of absorbance and fluorescence emission spectra.
  • Prepare outgoing materials and supporting (QC) documentation
  • Provide assistance as needed to maintain functioning laboratory; including glassware cleaning, material ordering, inventory control and other duties.
  • Support documentation of R&D results in company databases
Education and Experience:
  • Typically requires BS in Chemistry or similar Life Science discipline
  • Typically requires minimum of 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting
Basic Qualifications:
Minimum Knowledge and Skills:
Organic Synthesis:
  • Basic organic synthesis skills
  • Ability to follow established reaction protocols and standard processes
  • Practice in using rotary evaporator
Analytical Skills:
  • Basic experience with UV/Vis and/or fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Experience operating FPLC/HPLC/GPC equipment using established protocols preferred
  • Documentation in lab notebooks, checklists and basic databases
Additional Laboratory Skills:
  • Labeling and packaging
  • Familiarity with separation/purification methods is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Works in a team based environment
  • Multi-task to cover a variety of job functions
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to follow established policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain neat, accurate and complete notebook and batch records
  • Ability to independently perform and analyze data and identify issues in routine tests
  • Familiarity with operation of routine laboratory instruments and applicable software
Qualified candidates please send your word format updated resume at the earliest to /  Thank You.