Search Jobs

Find your next opportunity today.

Research Associate/Scientific Researcher

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/21/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11212 Pay Rate: $31.00 - $50.00

Job Description

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 the formulation screening efforts in the Synthetic Molecule Analytical Chemistry Development.

  • Designing and performing high-throughput screenings (HTS) for novel dosage forms, excipient compatibility, stability and drug release, powder blending and compaction, salt/crystal/polymorph characterization, solubility determinations, LC-MS and other analytical studies supporting early-phase drug development.
  • The successful candidate will accomplish our mission through creative problem-solving, use of state-of-the-art lab automation technologies, as well as innovation and collaboration with our subject matter experts.

Job Requirements

  • BS/MS in a relevant scientific discipline (chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or chemical engineering preferred) with 0 - 5 years industrial experience in pharmaceutical formulation development. PhDs with relevant research experience will also be considered.
  • Candidates must have solid theoretical knowledge of pharmaceutics, analytical, physical, and/or organic chemistry.
  • Experience in formulation development of lipid nanoparticles and other novel drug delivery systems is preferred.
  • Hands on experience in analytical instruments including particle sizing, UV/Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, bioanalyzer and fragment analyzer, UPLC and LC-MS, etc.
  • Backgrounds in lab automation, high-content data visualization and mining, and hands-on experience in robotic liquid and solid handlers are plus.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, have good problem solving and communication skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

Meet Your Recruiter

Melissa Politron

As a Compass Recruiter, Melissa "Mel" is excited about rediscovering her passion in helping candidates find opportunities that will excel their professional lives and improve their personal lives. She brings a deeply-rooted excitement to the team by understanding the people she works with and finding ways she can support them. Mel's connections with others inspires her to make a difference in the overall well being of her colleagues, candidates and clients alike. 

Outside of Compass, Mel enjoys cooking, dancing and being a mom to her three wonderful boys. She has an obsession with home organization and thoroughly enjoys solving other families' organizational needs. Mel is also very passionate about One Heart Source, a humanitarian organization that combats conditions such as poverty, diseases and illiteracy through education. She participated as a summer volunteer teacher in Tanzania and credits the organization for shaping her into the person she is today. 

Apply Online
Apply with LinkedIn

Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs:

Login to save this search and get notified of similar positions.