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Associate Scientist

New Haven, CT 06501

Posted: 09/20/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Scientific Job Number: 11409 Pay Rate: $28.00 - $30.00

Job Description

Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with devastating and rare disorders.

This is what you will do:
  • The position is required to join Injectable Drug Product Development group.
  • The job entails experimental work on various aspects of drug product characterization, including formulation development, in use compatibility studies for intravenous and subcutaneous administration, process development to support drug product manufacturing support, and particulates testing.
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision as well as part of the team is essential.
  • The position entails execution of the studies, data processing and compiling to generate development reports as well as other required documentation.

You will be responsible for:
  • Execute drug development studies including physico-chemical characterization, particulates testing, and stability studies for Alexion-AstraZeneca rare disease pharmaceuticals’ drug candidates and commercial products.
  • Assist in preparation of internal technical reports on the executed studies with minimal supervision.
  • Participate in cross-functional development teams.

Job Requirements

You will need to have:
  • BS or MS degree in Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemical Engineering, or relevant field with 0 to 2 years relevant work experience with a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company.
  • Solid understanding of protein stability, thermodynamics and mechanism of protein degradation.
  • Experience of working with H/UPLC’s, imaged capillary electrophoresis (iCE), Ion Exchange Chromatography (IEX), Micro-flow imaging (MFI), light obscuration, DLS and DSC is desirable.
  • Ability to execute experiments with minimal supervision is required.
  • The individual must be able to work in a collaborative setting and has ability to adhere to timelines is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills.
  • Experience with various software packages like MS Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

We would prefer for you to have:
  • Familiarity with softwares such as JMP, Minitab for DOE is a plus.
  • Experience of working with imaging flow cytometry and vibrational spectroscopy (Raman) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with regulatory guidelines.
  • High level proficiency in MS Office software including: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with electronic record keeping software, like ELN, EndNote, e-logbooks; maintenance of laboratory instrumentation (organizing PMs, data backup, SW upgrade, etc.) will be a plus.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lexie Pierce

As a Compass recruiter, Lexie brings in 15 years of experience in leadership and employee growth and development. She's incredibly passionate about helping candidates find and accept new opportunities, ultimately leading her to start her recruiting career in the life science industry. Her favorite part about connecting with Compass candidates and clients is witnessing the excitement the candidates exude and making an impact on their lives.


Outside of the office, Lexie enjoys going to the farmers' market on Saturdays with her son so she can find the best produce to use in her family dinners. She enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, restoring furniture, and spending time with her family and friends. Lexie is also passionate about supporting organizations that are looking to educate the community about Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).

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