**Description:**The Research Associate will be an integral part of the Research and Development Department. The successful candidate will be expected to perform research studies and prepare scientific reports to support product development activities. Previous experience in formulation development, micro- and/or nano-particles or other drug delivery systems is strongly preferred. Previous experience in process development/manufacturing is a plus. A B.S. or M.S. in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, materials science, or other related fields is required.Your responsibilities will include:· Function as a member of the R Team to plan and perform studies to design, manufacture and characterize novel, sustained-release drug formulations suitable for ocular delivery.· Work in a cross-functional team to perform studies to establish and optimize manufacturing processes, and support technology transfer to CMOs.· Perform analytical assays including UV-vis spectrophotometry, HPLC and GPC.· Prepare scientific reports and presentations to support pre-IND and IND activities.**Skills:**Chemistry, HPLC, R, Research, product development, GPC, uv vis, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacology, nano-particles, drug delivery, perform research, materials science, process development, formulation**Top Skills Details:**ResearchChemistryNanoparticles**Additional Skills & Qualifications:**Experience:• A B.S. or M.S. in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, materials science, or other related fields is required.• 0-3 years post-graduate degree work experience. Previous experience in industry is a plus.• Research experience in pharmaceutical formulation, and/or drug delivery is strongly preferred.• Analytical chemistry skills including HPLC, UV-spectrophotometry, GPC and particle sizing are strongly desired.• Experience with nanoparticle and/or microparticle formulations is a plus.Skills and values:• Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, multi-tasking environment of a milestone-driven, rapidly changing research environment.• Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.• Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize activities as needed to accomplish unanticipated requests or initiate new projects requiring immediate attention.• Good planning, organization, and execution skills.• Curious, resilient and takes pride in delivering quality results.• Self-starter who sets clear priorities, takes accountability and works well in teams.• Acts with integrity based on high ethical standards.• Thrives on diversity of opinions and embraces open and honest conversations.**Experience Level:**Intermediate Level**About Aerotek:**We know that a company’s success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual’s success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek’s people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek’s 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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