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Associate Scientist - Analytical Development

Reference ID: 113352

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Evonik Industries, its Burnaby, B.C. site, specializes in parenteral formulation development and manufacturing process design and implementation at small, intermediate, and large/commercial scales. This enables manufacturing of complex lipid-based formulations of therapeutic agents for preclinical and clinical testing in its state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facilities and transfer of drug product manufacturing to commercial facilities. Core analytical methods include HPLC/UPLC, physicochemical characterization assays such as vesicle size, zeta potential, osmolality and separation techniques such as size exclusion and centrifugal filtration.

The site currently has an opening for an Associate Scientist Analytical Development – an R&D position, responsible for method development and analysis of lipid nanoparticle-based drug formulations with responsibility for project planning and development.

 Specific Responsibilities:

 Provides technical expertise and leadership to support analytical development of multiple programs;

  • Manages timelines in conjunction with the project management team;
  • Develops analytical assays and performs physical and chemical testing of liposome formulations;
  • Performs troubleshooting for analytical equipment (HPLC, Analytical Balance, etc.) and methods;
  • Drafts and revises SOPs;
  • Drafts study protocols and reports and collates associated data packages;
  • Effectively communicates in oral and/or written form to internal and external audiences;
  • Assist in the management of day-to-day activities of the Analytical Lab;
  • Applies scientifically driven thinking to the development of robust analytical methods;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


 MSc or PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or a Life Sciences discipline with a minimum of 5 years laboratory experience in analytical development.

  • Hands-on experience in the following areas is a must:

-     Biophysical characterization techniques

-     Analytical Chemistry techniques such as HPLC or spectrophotometry/spectrofluorimetry

  • Industry experience and familiarity with cGMP regulations are assets;
  • Knowledge of assay validation requirements;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Project leadership experience;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to function in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment, working on multiple projects;
  • Requires good organizational skills, initiative, flexibility and ability to prioritize.

Posted: November 28, 2018
Closes: January 27, 2019