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Analytical Senior Scientist

Requirements

The requirements for the Analytical Senior Scientist position include a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, or a related discipline, experience with modern analytical methods and instrumentation such as HPLC, GC, mass spectrometry, and spectrophotometry, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Candidate

The preferred candidate will be a self-starting, detail-oriented individual with management experience running a commercial QC or testing facility.  The successful candidate will also possess strong teamwork skills, technical supervision experience, demonstrated experience budgeting and scheduling laboratory work, and the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects.

Job Description

As the successful candidate, you will help to design, requisition, and then perform analytical experiments in a rapidly-growing analytical laboratory with a broad range of contract analytical research projects involving biotech products, small molecules, polymers, drug-delivery vehicles, nanoscale products, and novel materials.  Our capabilities include the development and characterization of HPLC, GC, and other analytical methods, ESI and MALDI mass spectrometry, spectrophotometry, particle characterization, and testing services based on new and existing methods.  You will perform lab experiments, coordinate the purchase of lab supplies and reagents, monitor the lab work, review research notebooks, assemble, write, and edit technical reports, contribute to internal research projects, and communicate scientific results and issues with clients and management.  Travel is not a primary feature of this position, although some incidental travel might be occasionally required.  This position offers an opportunity for rapid growth at the nexus of several exciting new areas of technology development as you help build a premier analytical organization at our research laboratories at the Ventura BioCenter in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience.

The Company

Amethyst Life Sciences is a privately-funded holding company focused at the intersection of biotechnology and polymer science.  The Analytical Ventura division’s analytical laboratory is located in the Ventura BioCenter in Thousand Oaks, CA.  For more information, please contact Laura Jones at 805-480-9900.

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