Associate Scientist I/R&D Associate II - Protein Formulation Development
101 Orchard Ridge Drive North Potomac, MD 20878 US
Target Pay Rate: 30-43.71/hr **salary will be commensurate with experience
This position is a hands-on, laboratory-based role that supports early-stage formulation development activities of novel biotherapeutic molecules and monoclonal antibody molecules.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is within Early-Stage Formulation Sciences responsible for designing and developing formulations and drug product presentations for Phase 1 through pivotal clinical trials.
Work in a state-of-the-art laboratory that is focused on development of formulations and process for therapeutic proteins, antibody drug conjugates, and development of lipid nanoparticles (LNP) for those used in in-vivo expressed biologics. Additional activities will include formulation and fill finish process for therapeutic proteins, antibody drug conjugates, and other novel therapeutic modalities and provide support to research and discovery, clinical and manufacturing teams in moving drugs from candidate selection to commercialization. The candidate will perform analytical assays in support of protein solubility, stability and elucidation of protein degradation mechanisms. The candidate should be able to execute experiments in the areas of pre-formulation, formulation screening and development, and/or biophysical characterization. Make detailed observations, analyze data, interpret results, maintain documentation, and prepare precise technical reports, summaries and protocols with minimal supervision. Present findings at internal meetings and/or contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and patent applications. Function effectively as a member of one or more project teams.
Candidate must have strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Ability to work effectively as an individual contributor, and as a team member within team and matrix environments. Good verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and organized work habits are essential.
Education: M.S. or B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutics, Chemical/biochemical Engineering or related field Experience: BS with 0-5 years or MS with 0-3 years in biopharmaceutical industry/Academic lab
Experience with formulation development, biophysical characterization of protein, protein stability, and analytical methods development is desired. Experience in calorimetry, HPLC, lyophilization, UV/Vis spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy and in fill/finish operations would be advantageous. Good communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary fast paced environment are also an integral part of this position.
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