Senior Research Fellow (Director)

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP
  3. United States
Newark, California
Posting date: 30 Aug 2019

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Senior Research Fellow for a biopharmaceutical company located in Newark, California. Successful candidate will support route scouting and scale up of the current/future peptides in development pipeline. The candidate will be responsible for peptide process research, large scale laboratory production and process transfer to CMOs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct laboratory scale experiments to identify routes for manufacturing of peptides and amino acids using both Solid and Solution Phase Peptide Synthesis.
  • Demonstrate the process on large multigram scale in-house to support internal research as well as for outsourcing to partnering CMOs.
  • Develop and execute manufacturing and supply strategies of raw materials, regulatory starting materials, and drug substance.
  • Actively participate in the evaluation and selection of new third-party contractors and suppliers for process development and manufacturing activities.
  • Work with CMOs in transitioning laboratory experiments to larger scale equipment for the manufacturing of Peptides on larger scale following GMP protocols.
  • Work closely with analytical scientists to monitor and understand the impact of process changes on the yield and impurity profile of developmental of peptides.
  • Contribute to Quality/CMC related regulatory correspondence.
  • Effectively document both laboratory and scale up activities.
  • Be creative and innovative problem solver.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD in organic/peptide chemistry, with 7+ years, or MS in organic/peptide synthesis, with 10+ years, of process research and development experience.
  • Experience with peptides chemistry and process development is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of FDA/ICH/cGMP guidance.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead projects with internal and external resources.
  • Strategic thinker and problem-solver capable of identifying risks and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Strong teamwork, negotiation and influencing skills, able to work in a team setting and establish clear and consistent goals and objectives.
  • Must be hands on, detailed oriented, self-driven and goal-oriented, and able to multi-task to achieve results.
  • Must be able to adhere to strict project timelines and budgets advise teams and management on impacts and changes in project time-lines.
  • "Out of the box" thinker, to take on calculated risks, and champion new ideas and approaches.

To Apply:

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Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.