Associate Scientist II

San Francisco Metro Area, CA

Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -012024-32137 Region: San Francisco Metro Area

Job Description

Position Summary:

A fast-growing Biotech company is looking for an energetic and talented individual to join our Drug Product Analytics team.

The candidate will have knowledge and practical experience in analyzing and characterizing large biomolecules and biological Drug Products. The responsibilities will be primarily to perform routine testing in support of formulation development and to develop analytical methods (e.g., HPLC, particle analytics) under supervision. This position is to support the formulation team across all projects in the pipeline in all stages of development.

The candidate will work under supervision to develop analytical methods, perform analytical data review and, support assay transfer activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Routine analysis of internal stability samples and reporting of data using HPLC, spectroscopy, immunoassay and physical analytical methodologies.
    • Support in depth characterization of the Drug Product Under direct supervision, evaluate and develop the most appropriate biophysical characterization tools to support adjuvanted vaccine Drug Products.
    • Support the QC team, external analytical and manufacturing CMOs to enable tech transfer and implementation of processes and analytical methods.


  • BSc or MSc in, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics or Pharmaceutics preferred, with >1 years of industrial experience.
    • The candidate will preferably have some experience in characterization of large biomolecules and/or Drug Products.
    • Some experience in spectrometric methodologies (UV-Vis, Fluorescence), plate-based assays, immunoassay/ELISA, HPLC/UV, SEC/MALS and particle light scattering analysis, is advantageous.
    • Experience in authoring analytical technical documents, including method protocols and SOPs, assay transfer and implementation protocols and reports is beneficial.

Pay Scale:

The compensation package will be competitive and includes comprehensive benefits and an equity component.

$101 - $112K

R&D Partners is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.

R&D Partners is an equal opportunity employer.


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