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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Human Resources

Let this image represent the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industries talent for putting the right people in the right place.

Blue truck = scientist

Garage = scientist job

Photograph = the human resource skills of the industry

From time to time I'll use this image to alert you to hot jobs in the industry.

Todays whopper stems from the company who I previously reported on for losing their CCSO. This company has 140 employees, many of them human resource professionals. Notice their use of a staffing agency.

We are currently working with a biotechnology company in Bothell, WA who is in search of an Analytical Biochemist. This is a contract position estimated to last 6 months.

Develop analytical techniques for characterization and assay of protein therapeutics.
Perform assays to support protein formulation development and production process development.

B.S. in analytical chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline.
Two or more years relevant experience in an industrial or academic lab is preferred.
Experience with protein analytical techniques such as SDS-PAGE, isoelectric focusing, spectrophotometry, ELISA, and HPLC of proteins and peptides.
Attention to detail in the execution and documentation of experiments.
Good scientific problem solving skills.
Strong interpersonal and team skills, and effective oral and written communication.
Local candidates only, please!

The company wants to hire someone to DEVELOP the methods to test their drug candidates. The company does not know how to test their drugs. They are not hiring someone to come in and run the tests that they have designed. They have no idea how to test their drugs.

So if you have a bachelors degree, two years experience and 6 months to kill, go help them out. Every biotech company needs to test their drugs. Do you know how it's done? They don't!

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