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Research Associate
Ref No.: 18-03578
Location: South San Francisco, California
Be a Research Associate I for one of the top global leaders in cancer treatments team! Two-thirds of this company's Research and Development projects are being developed with companion diagnostics.

Our Client's culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients' lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the "Top Twenty Employers " in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

We seek an outstanding candidate to join our Automation Group in Small Molecule Analytical Development, in Small Molecule Pharmaceutical Sciences. Responsibilities include designing and developing a high-throughput screening (HTS) system for excipient chemical compatibility and formulation optimization to support early-phase drug development.

  • Manage chemical reactions, salt/crystallinity/polymorph screening, solid state characterization, solubility determinations, and other analytical research studies.
  • The successful candidate will accomplish our mission through innovation, collaboration with our subject matter experts, creative problem-solving, Design of Experiments, and use of state-of-the-art technology including robotic laboratory systems, XRPD, microscopy, UHPLC, mass spectrometry, chiral separations, supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) and other analytical instruments.

Skills Needed:
  • BS/MS in a relevant scientific discipline (chemistry or chemical engineering, pharmaceutics preferred) with 2 – 6 years' experience in small molecule chemistry within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Candidates must have good knowledge of analytical and organic chemistry.
  • A background in lab automation, chromatography (HPLC and data handling/reporting), knowledge of pharmaceutics, solid state characterization or drug discovery are desirable.
  • Candidates should have good problem solving / communication skills, and ability to work in a collaborative team environment.