Senior Scientist/Scientist II, Formulation Development

Beyond A Resume

Beyond A Resume is seeking a full-time Senior Scientist/Scientist II, with Formulation Development experience for our Biotechnology client in Rockville, MD.

Job Description:

The Senior Scientist/Scientist II, Formulation Development will interact with CROs in exploring, defining, and managing outsourced research. Working independently and collaboratively in a matrix environment to design, execute, interpret, and communicate vaccine studies for projects utilizing good scientific judgment and strong team skills.

Reports To:

Director, RNA Therapeutic Development

Job Responsibilities:

-Lead in developing Lipid Nano Particle or polymeric nanoparticle formulation for mRNA delivery. Assist in developing manufacturing processes.

-Identify nanoparticle leads to screen for mRNA formulation design.

-Serve as the subject matter expert in current cutting-edge technology practices and platforms used in formulation development to deliver mRNA therapeutics.

-Perform rapid, comprehensive characterization of candidate formulation designs to determine the stability and efficacy profile by designing and performing various experiments using biophysical and biochemical techniques.

-Prepare data summary presentations, compile data, and author technical reports.

-Communicate effectively with scientists, project managers, colleagues, and external vendors for numerous functions.

-Independently design experiments, make detailed observations, analyze data, interpret results, and deliver timely results.

-This position will require interface at all levels throughout R&D and infrequently throughout the rest of the organization.

-This position may have supervisory and mentoring responsibility toward new hires and junior staff

Job Requirements:

-Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline required (e.g., formulation chemistry, drug development, organic chemistry, biomedical engineering, vaccinology)

-Minimum 6+ years experience in drug formulation technology (industry experience preferred)

-Hands-on experience in Lipid Nano Particle or polymeric nanoparticle formulation for mRNA delivery, ability to apply them appropriately in all aspects of vaccine research.

-Proven ability to prepare precise technical summaries, protocols, SOPs, study reports, and maintenance of appropriate documentation.

-Experience in drug/vaccine early-stage manufacturing process is preferred.

-Experience with regulatory aspects and process development of drug discovery is preferred.

-Able to work onsite

*Relocation assistance available for qualified candidates


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