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Associate Scientist I

New Haven, CT 06501

Posted: 03/23/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Scientific Job Number: 11140

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:
  • This position is required to conduct studies to enable Drug Product characterization activities, including combination products at high protein concentration, as well as commercial products.
  • The job entails experimental work on various aspects of Drug Product characterization, including formulation development, safety risk assessment of excipients as well as process reagents, extractables and leachables, in use compatibility studies for intravenous and subcutaneous administration, process development to support drug product manufacturing support, 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 and data processing and compiling to generate and support development reports as well as other required documentation.
  • Understanding of assay development, biotherapeutics development is a plus.  Understanding of the basic principles of protein chemistry and/or drug product process is required. 
  • Experience with electronic record keeping software, like ELN, EndNote, e-logbooks; maintenance of laboratory instrumentation (organizing PMs, data backup, SW upgrade, etc.) and familiarity with design and maintenance of databases will be a plus.

You will be responsible for:
  • Execute development studies for pharmaceutical drug candidates and commercial products, support tech transfer activities for internal manufacturing and contract manufacturing sites.
  • Assist in preparation of internal technical reports on the executed studies with minimal supervision for the product candidates
  • Participate in Department meetings and other technical and team building activities.

Job Requirements

You will need to have:
  • BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical engineering, or relevant field with 0 to 2 years of relevant experience is required. Solid background in protein chemistry, chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology or equivalent is highly preferred.
  • Position requires scientific and practical knowledge of protein chemistry or drug product process.
  • Previous experience in biotherapeutics development as well as understanding of the biotechnology products life cycle and factors impacting protein molecule stability is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with instrumentation, used in protein pharmaceutical and analytical development as well as characterization and knowledge of cGMP and quality guidelines is a plus.
  • Ability to take initiative in problem solving and finding solutions to scientific challenges with minimal supervision is preferred.
  • Shows ability to take instructions and execute experiments and other activities with minimal supervision is required.
  • The individual must be able to work in a collaborative setting and has ability to adhere to timelines with minimal supervision is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as is the strong ability to communicate effectively.

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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