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Sr Research Scientist II, Analytical Development

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Job Description

We are seeking an Analytical Development Sr Research Scientist with Biologics experience to join our rapidly growing Oceanside team.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of robust chromatographic-based analytical assays for proteins, conjugates, or related biologics. This includes analytical SEC, IEX, HIC, and RP-HPLC methods.
  • Be knowledgeable in the latest advances in chromatography columns and systems for biologics analysis and have a successful track record of developing and transferring new separation methods into QC labs for release and stability testing.
  • Develop and implement a method lifecycle management program for separation methods to ensure optimal and consistent method performance across the development and QC testing labs.
  • Remediate technical issues and lead investigations involving HPLC-based analytical methods.
  • Demonstrate hands-on technical leadership in the laboratory, oversee and delegate experimental/project responsibilities as needed, independently champion technology development projects, be involved in new assay evaluation and optimization, write/review development summary reports and author regulatory submissions.
  • Define critical reagents and pCQAs, and propose phase appropriate specifications for both drug substance and drug product.
  • Serve as an analytical development representative on pharmaceutical development project teams.
  • Be an effective communicator of ideas, project goals and results to team members across cross-functional roles/departments. Proactively identify issues and develop solutions in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment.
  • Be self-motivated and organized, familiar with the relevant literature, and enjoy scientific investigation and thinking.
  • Lead, motivate, and develop the people in their group.
  • Routinely make decisions affecting direction of project to ensure project timelines are met.
  • Review and approve technical reports. Lead presentations in technical review.
  • Maintain strong knowledge of GMPs.
  • Direct research associates or members of project teams (as needed) in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic, regulatory and safety factors. Work on a wide - range of problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of intangible variables, requiring regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for conducting scientific research for the development of drug candidates or the research support of marketed drugs.
  • Applies the principles and techniques of Analytical Chemistry to biologics development.
  • Works under supervision of more senior scientists or scientific directors to advance the development of state-of-the-art techniques to characterize biologics.
  • Advises Research Associates or members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation, considering economic, regulatory and safety factors.
  • Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
  • Maintains full working knowledge of principles and theories, applying such knowledge to the direction that supports Company interests.
  • Demonstrates emerging ability in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and interpreting experimental outcomes.
  • Must think critically and creatively and be able to work independently, determine appropriate resources for resolution of problems and have strong organizational and planning skills.
  • May make contributions to scientific literature and conferences or regulatory filings.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and technical) and strong interpersonal skills are required.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • PhD in a relevant scientific discipline with ≥7 years of industry experience.
  • BS or MS degree with extensive industry experience.
  • Supervision experience is desired.


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Sr Research Scientist II, Analytical Development

Oceanside, CA
Full Time

Published on 12/01/2018