Employment Opportunities

updated 9/12/2018

Formulation Scientist

LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based drug formulation development contract research (CRO) company, is seeking a scientist/senior scientist to lead individual drug formulation development projects. LATITUDE utilizes its extensive experience and proprietary technologies to solve issues of insolubility, instability, poor absorption and other formulation challenges over a range of dosage forms for both external clients and internal programs. A successful candidate will possess proficiency in a variety of analytical chemistry and formulation techniques. This is a salaried, full-time position.

Job Requirements

  • Act as the lead on multiple projects with direct and/or indirect report management responsibilities
    • Projects may involve pre-formulation assessment, formulation development, scale-up and/or tech transfer to manufacturing, as well as formulation optimization to provide desired solubility, stability and container compatibility
  • Design, execute and interpret formulation development based on the defined deliverables, planning the activities to meet the project timelines
  • Actively participate in, as well as oversee, the progress of projects.
  • Prepare presentations of data and progress; make regular presentations to external clients during formulation development projects.
  • Maintain and ensure safe laboratory environment and work practices.
  • Remain current in the field by review of relevant scientific literature.
  • The candidate may be responsible for the supervision of a group of up to 4 direct reports.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry or other industry-relevant field
  • 4+ years’ experience in a laboratory setting with analytical chemistry techniques
  • Experience with Quality Control environments in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus, but is not required
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Research Associate

LATITUDE is seeking a Research Associate to carry out individual drug formulation development projects for our clients. LATITUDE utilizes its extensive experience and proprietary technologies to solve issues of insolubility, instability, poor absorption and other formulation challenges over a range of dosage forms for both external clients and internal programs. A successful candidate will possess proficiency in a variety of analytical chemistry techniques including HPLC. This is a salaried, full-time position at our San Diego location.

Job Requirements

 The position of Research Associate will report to a Formulation Scientist.

  • Assist the supervising Formulation Scientist to complete individual formulation development projects
  • Assist in the design, execution and interpretation of formulation development based on the defined deliverables, as well as in the planning of activities to meet the project timelines
  • Prepare presentations of data and progress and assist in regular presentations to external clients during formulation development projects
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Maintain and ensure safe laboratory environment and work practices
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies (employee- or laboratory-based) and procedures

Required Skills and Experience

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Biochemistry strongly preferred
  • 1-5 years’ experience in a laboratory setting (pharmaceutical, biotech or academic) with analytical chemistry techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Interested candidates for these positions should send their resume (cover letter optional) to: jobs@latitudepharma.com.