Kelly Services 1st shift Production Chemist, San Diego, CA in San Diego, California

Production Chemist, San Diego, CA

Kelly Scientific Resources, a division of Kelly Services, has an exciting opportunity for a Production Chemist to work with an industry-leading biotech manufacturing company located in San Diego, CA.

Overview: Manufacture peptides according to the GMPs and safety procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsiblities:

  • Synthesize peptides (Boc Fmos Chemistry) - solid-phase synthesis.

  • HF or TFA cleavage of peptides from resin.

  • Make necessary purification buffers.

  • Purify peptides using directed protocols.

  • Exchange peptides to the appropriate salt.

  • Weigh out the products and packing.

  • Operate within the GMP guidelines as established.

  • Remove all waste from production area.

  • Ensure that all waste containers are properly labeled.

  • Adhere to company policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

  • Troubleshoot and maintain laboratory equipment.

  • Represent company with a high level of integrity and professionalism.

  • Completing SOP, MD, production plan, variances and deviations with minimum assistance.

  • Document all laboratory work in assigned note books and manufacturing documents per the GMPs

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Specific Equipment Used:

  • PH Meter, HF Apparatus, Scales/Balance, Rotary Evaporator, Mass Spectrometer, Lyophilizer, Hand Tools

  • Corrected vision close to 20/20 is necessary to effectively administer purification process (i.e., measurements, observations, etc.)

  • The ability to lift and carry up to fifty 50 pounds is necessary for transporting bottles, lab equipment, and solvent containers.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, or equivalent experience.

  • 6 mos.- two (2) years experience in a GMP production environment performing synthesis and cleavage of peptides / oligonucleotides.

  • Prior experience with organic synthesis, and/or GMP regulated industry is a plus.

  • Ability to work within the company's established safety guidelines.

  • Good written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing or in person.

  • Accurate typing/keyboarding skills; solid computer skills, including the use of word processing and spreadsheet software applications.

  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques and basics of peptide chemistry.

  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, problem prevention, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to motivate self.

  • Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Ability to document work neatly and orderly.

  • Possess a work ethic that includes neatness, punctuality, and accuracy.

Apply today for immediate consideration!

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