Research Associate I
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Research Associate I
Ref No.: 18-07732
Location: Novato, California
Perform routine and semi-routine analysis of drug product formulations using chromatographic (reverse phase, size exclusion and Ion exchange HPLC), spectrophotometric (UV, CD, florescence), calorimetric (DSC, ITC), microscopy and standard wet chemistry techniques.
Evaluate stability of various solid and liquid formulation prototypes using relevant assays
Plan and execute experimental studies in an efficient manner to meet project goals and timelines
Provide concise and quantitative analysis of data and interpretation of experimental results.
Provide effective oral presentations at department and interdepartmental meetings
Write experimental protocols and technical reports summarizing development work
Maintain good and timely documentation of experiments
Adhere to Good Laboratory Practices and SOPs

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At least 2 years of relevant experience or minimal experience with Masters.
Fully proficient in fundamental laboratory techniques and equipment
Ability to efficiently plan, design and execute experiments under limited supervision.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of analytical techniques—HPLCs, calorimetry, Karl Fischer, spectrophotometry, light scattering, Freeze Drying Microscopy, pH, Osmolality—used for drug product screening/characterization is preferred.
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.
Familiarity with lyophilization process/characterization of lyophilized drug products is preferred but not required.