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Sr. Analytical Chemist - Pharmaceutics

Posted by: ChemoCentryx

Posted date: Oct-01-2019

Location: Mountain View, CA

ChemoCentryx is offering a unique opportunity for a highly motivated researcher to join our team, which is focused on the discovery and development of oral, parenteral and topical administered therapeutics to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in developing and performing small molecule analytical methods.

The primary role of this position is to provide analytical support during the developing and preparation of formulations for new chemical entities from pre-clinical to INO and to advanced clinical development in Phase 2 and 3.


Develop, qualify, implement, and verify test methods for analyses of samples generated during formulation development and using a variety of technologies including HPLC and LC-MS
Work independently on execution of analytical testing procedures, complete data analysis methods, and finish final written reports
Perform routine testing in the formulation laboratory, including in vitro dissolution, assay/related substances, content uniformity, Karl-Fischer and pH
Develop and optimize laboratory analytical testing procedures
Accurately record and review laboratory data generated from different analytical equipment
Manage CRO during analytical method tech transfer, verification, and validation activities
Manage formulation prototype stability studies internally and/or at CRO
Treat data with a high level of integrity and ethics
Maintain laboratory supplies of day to day materials and chemicals
Observe safety procedures and knowledgeable of hazardous waste procedures
Performs other related duties as assigned by team lead
Qualifications and Work Experience Requirements:

BS or MS in Analytical Chemistry, or related discipline with at least 5 ‚ 7 years of biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience
Experience with variety of analytical techniques, method development and phase­ appropriate validation
Experience with managing and working with multiple contract analytical laboratories
Expertise in dissolution testing, assay/related substance, KF, MLT, and other test methods for drug product
Expertise in chromatographic quantitation techniques including HPLC and LC-MS
Excellent organizational, multitasking, and analytical data analysis skills
Excellence in working with diverse groups from cross-functional disciplines and with the ability in communicating effectively in a collaborative environment
Familiar with the latest ICH guidelines and USP testing methods for drug products
Effective in working in a fast-paced R&D environment with multiple tasks at hand
Exceptional oral communication and writing skills
As an equal opportunity employer, ChemoCentryx, Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the ‚EEO is the Law‚ poster.

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans‚ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers(at)chemocentryx.com for assistance.
Job Title Sr. Analytical Chemist - Pharmaceutics
Post Details
Email hiring(at)chemocentryx.com
Employer's Website https
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Immunology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Senior Scientist
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Mountain View, CA
Key Words discovery, small molecule, INO, Phase 2, formulation, HPLC, LC-MS
Start Date 10/1/19