Research Associate

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 12/30/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 16916

Job Description

Bayside Solutions is seeking a Research Associate to be part of our client’ s team in Vacaville. This is an opportunity to work with the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world' s 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.

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

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:

Discovery Chemistry is looking for an experienced organic/medicinal chemist who will:
  • Provide general outsourcing support on the synthesis of organic compounds at the contract research organizations (CROs)
  • Manage all aspects of outsourcing activities and operations (quotation, PO, invoice and payment);
  • Interface between the contract research organizations (CROs) and internal chemists;
  • Manage, track, monitor, and report performance on CRO’ s science, operations, quality, cost, and customer service. 
  • Manage the activities and business aspects of the contract relationships with CROs
  • Partner with chemists to ensure CRO compliance to company quality standards, expectations and regulations and to resolve technical issues in a timely, accurate and effective manner.
  • Provide proactive administrative support to Discovery Chemistry Outsourcing team (contracts with CROs, CDA/SOW, due diligence activities at CROs/business trips, Customs clearance, face meetings at CROs and travel arrangements, CRO visits, etc)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve business, operations, and quality objectives.
  • Assist in the development of new outsourcing strategies, evaluation/selection, implementation, and management of CROs;
  • In addition, the responsibilities may also involve the structural elucidation/analysis, characterization and quality control of organic compounds by NMR, HPLC, LC-MS and other analytical methods.  You may also involve with CROs in solving synthetic chemistry problems.

Summary of Qualifications:
  • MS/PhD degree in organic chemistry with 3-5 years of medicinal chemistry experience in drug discovery industry.
  • Excellent experience and strong capability in solving synthetic organic chemistry problems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are essential.
  • Outstanding project management skills and solid track record in process improvement.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to develop effective working relationships with internal stakeholders, CROs, and cross-functional, cross-cultural teams
  • Strong quality orientation with attention to details, accuracy and timelines.
  • Familiarity with operational excellence and business process management
  • Exceptional communication skills (ability to communicate effectively to many levels and functions)
  • Strong track record of collaboration, and relationship management
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and improve business processes



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