Job Listing Description

Scientist I, Formulation

PDS is seeking candidates for a Scientist I position in Carlsbad, CA

Key Objectives of the role: 

  • Responsible for manufacturing product(s) in a lab setting following standard operating procedures. Will utilize basic laboratory techniques, calculations, materials measurement, operation of laboratory equipment and record keeping necessary to manufacture products. 
  • Will perform buffer preparation, SDS-Page Analysis, Western Blotting, and other protein characterization techniques.  Will perform column purification/ chromatography
  • Responsible for accurate calculations and protein purification techniques to yield sellable product including standards/ladders used for sds-page analysis
  • Responsible for Batch Data Records, notebooks, customer reports and work order documents. 
  • Utilize specialized technical knowledge and skills to make detailed observations and analyze data to ensure within operating parameters. Advise manager of factors that may affect quality of product. Suggest options/ideas for corrective actions.
  • Maintain equipment, product inventories and related records as assigned. Note variances on manufacturing documents; audit and evaluate process documents and propose revisions. Complete, distribute and file records as required in accordance with Document Control Practices.
  • Identify potential issues in the production process; report findings to team management and members for resolution.  May participate in troubleshooting.
  • May assist with process improvement projects or product transfer projects
  • May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Minimum Technical Qualifications (must have):

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other related discipline.
  • Requires a minimum of 1 year relevant experience demonstrating laboratory techniques in a manufacturing environment or research laboratory.  (Protein purification experience, especially with GE or BioRad FPLC, is a plus)
  • Expert use of basic laboratory equipment including, centrifuges, scales/balances, spectrophotometers, pipettes, pH and conductivity meters.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of basic scientific laboratory techniques, including Buffer Preparation, Gel Electrophoresis, Western Blotting, Determination of Protein and Nucleic Acid Concentration.
  • Theoretical understanding of protein chemistry, chromatography methodology and techniques, including basic protein/resin interactions.


Minimum Safety Qualifications (must have):

  • Regularly required to lift up to 20 pounds. May be required to lift weight of 45 pounds or more, with assistance and/or with equipment on occasion.
  • May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties. 
  • Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.


Minimum Profession Qualifications (must have):

  • Consistent, dependable and accurate in carrying out responsibilities
  • Displays positive attitude toward job and others
  • Follows and provides direction accurately and efficiently
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific procedures
  • Good problem solving skills in daily tasks
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing related computer software (preferred)
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed.

Job Number: 2010116610
Job Location: Carlsbad, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 11/14/2020
Attention: Jordan Smith
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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