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Senior/Research Associate

Reference ID: 113381

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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 a Senior/Research Associate Analytical Development – an R&D position, responsible for method development and analysis of lipid nanoparticle-based drug formulations.

 Specific Responsibilities:

 Develops analytical assays and performs physical and chemical testing of liposome formulations;

  • Performs sample analysis, including preparation of standards, equipment operation and report generation;
  • Performs troubleshooting for analytical equipment (HPLC, Analytical Balance, etc.) and methods;
  • Drafts and revises SOPs;
  • Drafts protocols and reports and collates associated data packages;
  • Assist in the management of day-to-day activities of the Analytical Lab;
  • Effectively communicate in oral and/or written form to internal and external audiences;
  • Applies scientifically driven thinking to the development of robust analytical methods;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  •  BSc or MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or a related relevant field with at least 3 years of laboratory experience.
  • Hands-on experience in the following areas is a must:

-     Biophysical characterization techniques such as particle size.

-     Analytical Chemistry techniques such as HPLC or spectrophotometer

  • Industry experience is an asset.
  • Requires good organizational skills, initiative and flexibility.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasking team player with strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment, working on multiple projects
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Posted: February 13, 2019
Closes: April 14, 2019