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Senior Chemist Research Associate

Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Waltham
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Chemist Research Associate

Waltham, MA

At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to discover, develop, manufacture and market prescription medicines that make a positive impact on the lives of patients as well as their families and communities. At AstraZeneca, our vision is redefining cancer, redefining our solutions to cancer and restoring patients' lives. Our mission is to make a meaningful difference to patient health through great medicines that bring benefit for patients and add value for society.

Description: Responsible for reagent inventory management and distribution throughout a multi-building site servicing approximately 250+ chemistry staff. Accountable for leading reagent staff to meet the delivery service needs of our customers. A primary goal is to enable scientific efficiency by carrying out non-core activities/work for scientist. Leadership capability must be customer service oriented with an ability to work within a matrix organization. A key role is to provide creative and flexible approaches to problem solving and lead through personal initiative. Success is attained when both Discovery and Business Services work seamlessly to meet AZ R&D goals.

Major Responsibilities

Own and maintain the site ERM/RMM program. This is including the software, hardware, and areas that support.

Work closely with customers ensuring reagent requests are distributed accurately and on time.

Manage and administer the BioHub ERM service. Manage all aspects of the program and monthly billing.

Receive all incoming reagents into site ERM program. Identify and segregate the reagents for proper handling, storage and delivery.

Evaluates workload and schedules OSP resources as necessary to meet customer demand.

Responsible to comply with safety regulations, procedures and process are followed by the reagent team members(s).

Work as site controlled substance officer and program manager

Management of reagent storerooms and satellite delivery/pickup locations.

Required to cross train within the logistic and laboratory services departments. Become fully trained in all aspects of material handling and lab support services. Receive DOT and IATA certifications in the shipping of dangerous goods. Certifications to be obtained within 12 months of employment unless agreed to otherwise by AZ management.

Responsible for maintaining all required documentation in support of the RCRA, IATA, and DOT regulations

Monitors and manages export controls for site. Subject matter expert for chemical exports. Manage EEI forms when needed.

Generates and maintain SOPs for inventory and distribution operations.

Familiar with electronic lab notebook software with ability to read chemical structures and ability to understand experiments.

Monitor and manage to within budget. Confirm expenditures are properly coded to general ledger accounts.

At all times wear approved P.P.E. / safety clothing and equipment and follow all safety rules and regulations.

Demonstrate supervisory leadership abilities through interaction with coworkers. Ability to work as a team player.

Ensures all work, including contract work, conforms to AstraZeneca, local, state and federal rules and regulations

Essential Requirements

Bachelors Degree in related field

3-5 years of experience performing similar roles.

Demonstrated technical experience with the identification, segregation, handling, storage and disposal of chemicals or hazardous waste.

Required to pass FBI background check as a trusted and reliable person

Strong human relations skills in communications and personnel management.

Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The ability to self-evaluate work for accuracy and completeness.

Strong time management and organizational skills.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Competent project management skills

Excellent computer skills with scientific computer programs and software

Preferred Background

B.S. in applied science or chemical technology.

Three years supervisory experience.

Knowledgeable in SAP or similar enterprise inventory and finance software.

HAZWOPER training DOT and IATA certified

An overall knowledge of the ERM program management.

Experience with R&D Laboratory environment.

Reporting Relationship

Direct Reports Reagent Management Technicians

Indirect Reports - None

About The Site

The Waltham R&D site is home to our small-molecule oncology research in North America, and is situated within a biopharma cluster of academic research institutions, medical centers, pharmaceutical companies and biotech startups. The Boston region is consistently ranked #1 globally for biotech research, investment, talent recruitment and lab space.

The campus, also known as the Boston BioHub, is one of the largest and most dynamic life-science research hubs in the region. Its home to more than 800 scientists and experts working in nine different pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The site is also home to the AstraZeneca Incubator, a program that helps emerging companies advance novel and innovative healthcare solutions to meet the needs of patients. Plenty of free parking, with charging stations now available for electric vehicles, and shuttle service to local transportation hubs.

Next Steps Apply today!

At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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