Employment Opportunities

updated 2/22/2020

Formulation Scientist

Job Description

LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based drug formulation development contract research organization (CRO) company, is seeking a scientist to join our expanding R&D team 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 with excellent benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Perform analyses of formulation samples and drug products, manage analyses of stability samples, can use analytical instrumentations such as HPLC, KF, LC-MS, viscometer, and osmometer
  • Design, execute and interpret formulation development based on the defined deliverables, planning the activities to meet the project timelines.
  • 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.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Masters or Ph. D. in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry or other industry-relevant field
  • 1 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical industry setting required
  • 3+ years’ experience in a pharmaceutical setting preferred
  • Experience with Quality Control environments in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus

Salary commensurate with experience. LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an EOE.  Interested candidates should send their resume (cover letter optional) to: jobs@latitudepharma.com.

 

Research Associate, Formulation Development

Job Description

LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based drug formulation development company, is seeking research associates to join our expanding R&D team. LATITUDE utilizes 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. Successful candidates will possess proficiency in a variety of analytical chemistry techniques. These are salaried, full-time positions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the supervising Formulation Scientist to complete individual formulation development projects for company’s clients
  • Assist the supervising Formulation Scientist 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 formulations with instructions and perform analyses of formulated drug products by using analytical instrumentations such as HPLC, LC-MS, KF, viscometer, and Osmometer.
  • Prepare presentations of data and progress and assist in regular presentations to external clients during formulation development projects
  • Maintain and ensure safe laboratory environment and work practices
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies (employee- or laboratory-based) and procedures

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in a laboratory setting 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. LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an EOE.  Interested candidates should send their resume (cover letter optional) to: jobs@latitudepharma.com.