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Associate Scientist (Method Development), Analytical Operations

United States - California - Foster CityProcess/Product Development & OperationsRegular

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans and executes assigned experiments that support non-routine development activities and project goals.
  • Selects appropriate methods and techniques to support the programs.
  • Troubleshoots analytical methods and lab instrumentations.
  • Performs physical and chemical characterization of drug substances and drug products
  • Recommends alternatives, researches new methods and techniques and may proactively seek out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems.
  • Process and interprets data. Presents findings at group meetings and technical seminars.
  • Collaborates with supervisory personnel and lab analysts to develop methods.
  • Develops skills in data analysis and ability to evaluate quality of data.
  • Develops subject matter expertise in an analytical technique and acts as a resource for other employees within the department.
  • Coordinates and monitors specific method development activities or studies within a larger project.
  • Works cross-functionally with process chemistry, formulations development, analytical method validation, release and stability groups to develop drug candidates.
  • Authors reports, protocols, test methods, and other documentation.

Essential Education, Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s with 5+ years of relevant biotech/pharmaceutical professional experience, OR master’s degree with 3+ years of relevant biotech/pharmaceutical professional experience. Degrees should be in Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or a related discipline from an accredited university.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Hands-on proficiency and problem-solving skills with HPLC/UPLC, GC, dissolution or other analytical techniques.
  • Experience with Mass Spectrometry is highly preferred. Familiarity with spectroscopic techniques is an advantage.

Preferred Experience:

  • Skills and knowledge in solid-state characterization (FTIR, XRPD, DSC, TGA, PSD) is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience in NMR characterization of small molecules is a plus.