Senior Research Associate

  • location: Cambridge, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $50.71 - $59.67 per hour
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Senior Research Associate

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location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $50.71 - 59.67 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
This role requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to a valid medical or religious accommodation.

The successful candidate will perform technical development activities with heavy emphasis on bench scale small molecule pharmaceutical Science Department.

1. The ideal candidate will help strengthen biopharmaceutics function and support pharmaceutical CMC activities, including:

- Responsible for dissolution method development and testing including in vitro methodologies via compendial dissolution apparatuses (USP apparatus I-IV) or non- compendial dissolution apparatuses (biphasic dissolution, artificial stomach-duodenum model, etc.)

- Performing and optimizing analytical experiments for drug product characterization

- Laboratory support for preformulation/formulation development

2. Demonstrated knowledge of multiple applicable techniques such as: solubility, dissolution, disintegration, HPLC, (Powder X-ray diffraction, DSC, TGA, Raman and FTIR analysis, Particle size, polarized light microscopy, moisture sorption analysis), salt and polymorph screening and characterization for small molecule drug candidates.

1. Background in Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical sciences, or related science. Strong lab-based knowledge of chemical and physical properties characterization of drug substance and drug product. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; good problem-solving abilities; ability to excel in a dynamic project environment.

2. Performing in vitro methodologies via compendial dissolution apparatuses (USP apparatus I-IV) or non- compendial dissolution apparatuses (biphasic dissolution, artificial stomach-duodenum model, etc.) to inform formulation development are essential

3. Experience/knowledge in formulation development, drug delivery and pharmacokinetics are highly desirable

4. Problem solving, either independently or with assistance pertaining to extraction and/or instrumentation problems.


1) PhD in chemistry, pharmaceutics, or materials science with 0-3 years' experience

2) MS with 2 years' experience

3) BS with 4 years' experience

skills: CMC, Chemistry

For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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