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Research Assistant / Associate - Formulations

Marin Metro Area, CA

Post Date: 06/18/2018 Job ID: JN -062018-21854 Job Type: Scientific
In the role of a Research Assistant, the selected individual will work in the Formulation Department to assist in the development of drug candidates (mostly large molecules) either as liquid, frozen or lyophilized formulations. This work will help support the formulation development of these drug candidates from initial screening, to clinical evaluation through commercialization.
  • Characterization of the drug candidates in different prototypes using several analytical assays:
    • Chromatography (SEC and reverse phase)
    • Spectrophotometric (UV, CD, florescence)
    • Calorimetric (DSC, ITC)
    • Microscopy (polarized, freeze-drying)
    • Standard wet chemistry techniques
  • Evaluate drug product stability and compatibility with different container closure systems
  • Support fill finish activities by performing in-house stability and compatibility evaluations of the drug product with the fill finish components
  • Design experiments, interpret data, and solve problems to advance formulation and product development efforts
  • Adhere to Good Laboratory Practices and SOPs
  • Experience with formulation development activities (pH profiling, excipient/formulation prototype screening, compatibility evaluation of drug product with fill-finish processing materials and container closure components, managing stability programs) is highly desirable.

  • B.S. or M.S in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry or related discipline
  • 0-2 years of relevant lab experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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