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Contract Formulation Research Associate, Pharmaceutical Development

Redwood City, CA 94063

Posted: 10/09/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 586664 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

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Contract Formulation Research Associate, Pharmaceutical Development

We have an opening for a formulation research associate position. This position is contract-based and resides in Pharmaceutical Development within CMC function, the position will be responsible for pre-formulation studies, and pre-clinical formulation preparation, characterization, and troubleshooting in support of Revolution Medicines pipeline compound development.


  • Be responsible for the pre-clinical formulation, and if needed early clinical formulation development.

  • Organize workflow and scheduling for in-house formulation requests and related tasks.

  • Independent in managing in-house preclinical formulation support and on-time delivery of requested pre-clinical formulations.

  • Working closely and collaborating with in-house, and external CRO teams for formulation/process development works.

  • Closely interact with cross-functional pre-clinical teams to provide timely formulation support.

  • Perform routine formulation preparation works to support in-house formulation requests.

  • Conduct formulation stability, dose analysis, and verification using HPLC, and conduct trouble shooting for formulation-related issues.

  • Maintain good lab notebook record (i.e. ELN) to document formulation preparation process and test results.

  • Write, revise, and update formulation preparation protocols in a timely manner.

  • Supporting efforts to maintain and organize all formulation protocols up to date.

  • Conduct pre-formulation studies, such as solubility and stability studies as needed.

  • Develop HPLC analytical methods or optimizations for formulation support.

  • Manage lab equipment and conduct lab activities for troubleshooting or solid/formulation characterization, and support new equipment acquisitions, installations, and training.

  • Provide formulation preparation training or lab equipment training to Team Members if needed.

  • Help to maintain and manage lab activities, such as chemical inventories, calibrations, and safety for example.

  • Provide support to PDM Team for work requests related to API and formulations on as needed basis.

  • Provide support to the Drug Product Team on assigned projects on a needed basis.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Preferably a BS and/or MS degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related discipline.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in formulation or analytical or bioanalytical development

  • Experience in preclinical formulation development and support in-house formulation preparations and management.

  • Hands-on experience in bench-scale analytical works and formulation preparations.

  • Hands-on experience in pre-formulation characterization and formulation. preparation/characterization to support pre-clinical study.

  • Proficient in HPLC or relevant equipment for formulation analysis and characterizations.

  • Working experience of analytical skills for solubility, or basic solid-state characterization.

  • Excellent planning, good organization skills, and problem-solving skills.

  • Self-starter, ability to pay attention to details, and with good documentation skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced innovative environment.

  • Excellent communication (both verbal and technical) and problem-solving skills.


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