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Research Associate II

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 01/09/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 519421 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


We seek an outstanding candidate to join Small Molecule Analytical Development and Quality Control efforts in Small Molecule Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • Responsibilities include designing and performing high-throughput screening (HTS) for salt/crystallinity/polymorph screening, solid state characterization, solubility determinations, process chemistry and formulation optimization and other analytical research studies supporting early-phase drug development.
  • 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, ultra-high-pressure LC, mass spectrometry, chiral separations, supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) and other analytical instruments.

  • BS/MS in a relevant scientific discipline (chemistry or chemical engineering preferred) with 2 - 5 years experience in small molecule drug discovery within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Candidates must have good theoretical knowledge of analytical and/or organic chemistry.
  • Some backgrounds 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.
  • The position requires good organizational skills and the ability to work well as part of a team. 
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