Research Associate

South San Francisco, California 94080 | Contract

Post Date: 01/22/2018 Job ID: 3789 Industry: Research

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They  are among the world' s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.


  • We seek an outstanding candidate to join Small Molecule Analytical Chemistry and Quality Control.
  • Responsibilities include development and execution of analytical methods to support small molecule drug development in accordance with cGMP, ICH, and FDA regulations.
  • Responsibilities include development and validation of chromatographic methods, GMP and non-GMP analytical testing, supporting pharmaceutics and process chemistry development, documenting results in compliance with cGMPs, and working cross-functionally in project teams.



  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Team oriented, dependable, self starter.
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instruction. Able to apply analytical skills and judgment in assessing the quality of data and instrument/method performance.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and meet timelines efficiently and productively.
  • Candidates must have good theoretical knowledge of analytical and organic chemistry and experience in quantitative analysis.
  • Hands on experience in chromatography (HPLC and/or GC) is required. Mass spectrometry experience is a plus.
  • Prior experience working in a GMP environment is a plus.
  • Experience in instrument and method troubleshooting is highly desirable.



  • BS or MS in a relevant scientific discipline (chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering preferred) with 2-8 years of professional working experience in analytical chemistry.
  • Experience in the analysis of pharmaceuticals is a plus.
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