Senior Scientific Research Associate

South San Francisco, CA | Contract

Post Date: 09/15/2017 Job ID: 11956 Industry: Clinical & Scientific

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Senior Scientific Research Associate  to be part of our client’ s team in South San Francisco. This is an opportunity to work with one of the largest Biopharmaceutical companies in the world developing innovative medicine to save patients’ lives.

Our Client’ s culture is highly collaborative, offers an environment that encourages employees to expand their knowledge in order to make a profound impact on patients’ lives. This could explain why their company has been recognized as one of the “ Top Twenty Employers” in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals by Science Careers.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Senior Scientific Research Associate 

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat life threatening conditions.
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.  
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Responsibilities include designing and developing a high-throughput screening (HTS) system for excipient chemical compatibility and formulation optimization to support early-phase drug development.
  • Other duties include chemical reactions, salt/crystallinity/polymorph screening, solid state characterization, solubility determinations, and other analytical research studies.
  • 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, UHPLC, mass spectrometry, chiral separations, supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) and other analytical instruments.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • BS/MS in a relevant scientific discipline (chemistry or chemical engineering, pharmaceutics preferred) with 2 – 6 years’ experience in small molecule chemistry within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Candidates must have good knowledge of analytical and organic chemistry.
  • A background 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 and communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team.

Ryan Hamm

If you are interested in taking the next step in your career Bayside Solutions is the right place. We source for qualified talent throughout the United States. My specialty is scientific roles and I take pride in every job I recruit on. Whether it is resume advice, career choices, or job opportunities I am available to build a strong relationship and find you your next opportunity.

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