Senior Research Associate, Formulation Development

Employer
Kelly
Location
Seattle, Washington
Posted
Apr 25, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
341098d3e868
Organization Type
Corporate
Kelly Science and Clinical is the world's most recognized brand in science and clinical staffing with more than 100 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of the next generation of small molecule drugs, biologics and cellular therapies.

Overview

This position will be responsible for formulation development of monoclonal antibodies to support preclinical, clinical, and commercial phase of multiple programs. The position is both a hands-on laboratory-based role and requires management of outsourced projects.

Formulation development activities include excipient screening and optimization, stability testing and characterization of routes of degradation of proteins in liquid and lyophilized formulations under various stresses. Laboratory activities include buffer and protein solution preparation, pipetting and aseptic operations in a biosafety cabinet.

Activities in support of Drug Product manufacturing may be performed, which include mixing studies, process robustness and tech transfer

Responsibilities
  • Conduct formulation development and stability studies to support various phase-appropriate antibody drug candidates
  • Run routine analytical tests such as size exclusion chromatography, sub-visible particle analysis, icIEF, CE-SDS, CEX-HPLC, viscosity, pH, protein concentration, and appearance
  • Assist with IV compatibility, in-use stability and microbial challenge studies to recommend clinical and commercial dosing strategy
  • Contribute to writing technical transfer documents to support the process development and manufacturing of clinical drug substances and drug products
  • Author formulation development and compatibility technical documents for internal use and to support regulatory filings
  • Present work at group, departmental, and cross functional meetings

Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering or a related field with at least five years of experience is required or a master's degree with two years of experience is required
  • Experience with formulation development activities for monoclonal antibodies and novel protein-based molecules, IV admixture compatibility, microbial challenge study, or sterile product development and manufacturing is preferred
  • Scientific understanding and experience with pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical science, protein chemistry, biophysical/biochemical characterization of proteins, bioanalytical method development
  • Hands-on experience and troubleshooting proficiency with column chromatographic (HPLC/UPLC), electrophoretic, and biophysical techniques (such as DLS, CD, FTIR, DSC, AUC, fluorescence, HIAC, MicroFlow Imaging) for protein characterization
  • Familiarity with drug product manufacturing and tech transfer support

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About Kelly ®

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