Research Scientist – Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry

Position Overview

This is a Research Scientist position reporting to the Associate Director of Chemistry, for various research and development activities. This position will support a diverse set of projects and R&D activities of the company with a focus on analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, with exposure to quality management systems within a GLP/cGMP environment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performing laboratory testing (method development and validation) to support Analytical Services workflow in accordance with Client deadlines/timelines.
  • Collaborate with the Business Development team and Senior Scientists to formulate project proposals and budgets for Clients, setting corporate and departmental goals and priorities.
  • Work closely with the chemistry team in terms of study initiation, data reporting and processing.
  • Ensuring analytical/bioanalytical equipment is maintained in good working order that includes
    troubleshooting and performing minor repairs, as needed.
  • Analytical chemistry with natural product experience, mass spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic
    resonance (NMR) experience is a plus.
  • Work interactively with all functions of the company and with Senior Scientists to help achieve the company’s
    vision.
  • These job requirements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel.

Education and Requirements

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Analytical Chemistry or related scientific field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in R&D or equivalent lab environment
  • 2-3 years of hands-on experience with LC-MS, MS/MS assay development
  • Must be skilled in the operation of chromatographic data acquisition and processing software packages
    such as Agilent MassHunter, Thermo Scientific Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS) software, Bruker TopSpin, Waters Empower ChromScope, and other software tools for data reduction and presentation
  • Candidates with a strong understanding of bioanalytical procedures strongly preferred
  • Exhibit strong technical skills and the ability to critically evaluate raw data and results without
    supervision
  • Prior work experience in GLP/cGMP environment and working knowledge of NMR is a plus
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

Senior/Principal Scientist – Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry

Position Overview

The Senior Scientist will be part of a diverse team of analytical and bioanalytical chemists, synthetic chemists, molecular, and microbiologists and aid in various ongoing research and development activities. This position will have the opportunity to manage and lead projects within the company, collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, and gain exposure and training in GLP/cGMP work.

Essential Job Functions

  • Independently develop and validate analytical (or bioanalytical) methods for detection and quantitation of raw materials, drugs, metabolites, impurities, etc. in biological matrices, as well as in API or product formulations. Techniques include mass spectrometry (MS and MS/MS), HPLC/UPLC, UV-Vis, CAD, NMR, etc.
  • Formulate research and product development proposals and budgets for the company, setting corporate and departmental goals and priorities related to R&D.
  • Foster close cooperative relationships with all departments in the company. Work with the Business Development team and Senior Scientists to develop proposals for clients.
  • Support Quality Assurance to ensure all standard operating procedures are of high quality and are readily available for analysis. May serve as Study Director for GLP/cGMP projects with strict adherence to regulatory standards.
  • Supervise all study activities, with the chemistry team in terms of study initiation, data reporting and processing, and site management. Ensure the Chemistry department achieves project goals and budget targets in a timely manner.
  • Work interactively with all functions of the company and with Senior Scientists to help achieve the company’s vision.

Education and Requirements

  • Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field with a focus on analytical chemistry or bioanalyses, with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in R&D or equivalent work experience (e.g., post-doctoral research) preferred.
    M.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field with a focus on analytical chemistry or bioanalyses, with a minimum of 8-10 years experience in R&D or equivalent work experience will also be considered.
  • Required: 2-3 years of hands-on experience with LC-MS, MS/MS, and/or HRMS assay development for at least some of the following: peptides, antibodies, ADCs, small molecules, new chemical entities, and oligonucleotides.
  • Required: Experience with independently operating and troubleshooting mass spectrometers, relevant software platforms, subsequent data analyses, and interpretation.
  • Required: 2-3 years experience in one or more of the following areas: API and finished product analysis,
  • Required: strong communication skills (writing and speaking).
  • Preferred: experience with method transfer and subsequent qualification, such as from USP, EP, JP, etc. monographs.
  • Preferred: prior knowledge of the drug discovery/development pipeline.
  • Preferred: prior work experience in GLP/cGMP environment.
  • Preferred: 1-2 years of progressive management responsibility or equivalent work experience.

The above is not an exhaustive list of experiences/expertise required/preferred for this role. Candidates should feel free to highlight any specialized experience/expertise/accomplishments in their CV/resume and/or cover letter that they believe bolter the operations of a science-driven company within the general context of analytical chemistry/bioanalyses.

About Emery Pharma

Emery Pharma is an FDA registered and inspected, DEA licensed, GLP/cGMP compliant contract research laboratory in the San Francisco Bay Area focused on supporting Biotech, Pharmaceutical industry with bioanalytical, microbiology, and cell biology needs. Our mission and vision at Emery Pharma is to help our client-partners “Save Lives and Save the Environment.”

Company Benefits

We are prepared to offer the candidate a sign-on bonus and relocation package. Emery Pharma has a competitive compensation and benefits package including 90% of health, dental, and vision premiums, a 401k retirement plan with company contribution, and monthly performance bonuses.

Please send resume /C.V. with a cover letter to: [email protected]

Emery Pharma is an equal opportunity employer.