Research Associate

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 02/05/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 14889

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Research Associate  to be part of our Client’ s team in South San Francisco. This is an opportunity to work with a local Biotechnical company focusing on the discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialization of medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. 

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.

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Research Associate

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to join a patient-focused organization that is driven to develop and commercialize novel drugs for treating rare diseases.
  • 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:
  • We seek an outstanding candidate to join our Automation Group in Small Molecule Analytical Development, in Small Molecule Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • 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.
  • 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, UHPLC, mass spectrometry, chiral separations, supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) and other analytical instruments.

Required 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.

Maria Khalil

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