Scientist, CMC

San Diego, CA

  • The Scientist, CMC will be responsible for supporting API and drug product development, from discovery through commercialization.
  • This individual will develop analytical methodology and drug product dosage forms, and execute complex chemical and physical testing of API, raw materials, finished products and stability samples with minimal guidance.
  • They will interact closely with contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), ensuring successful knowledge transfer, data and documentation is comprehensive & accurate, and troubleshoot technical challenges.
  • This is a full-time position in the company’s San Diego headquarters.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Conducting chemical and physical testing of pharmaceutical active ingredients, raw materials, finished products, and stability samples.
  • Preparing preclinical solid, liquid, semi solid and suspension formulations for parenteral, oral, topical, and pulmonary delivery.
  • Conducting experiments with clear planning by maintaining organized data records and summarizing results in detailed reports in accordance with prescribed lab procedures and systems.
  • Maintaining and organizing electronic notebook and instrumental raw data records.
  • Processing, reviewing, compiling, and verifying data & batch documentation.
  • Tracking and trending results from CMOs and generate summary reports. Highlighting and investigating OOS and OOT results.
  • Participating in the validation of test methods for pharmaceutical active ingredients & intermediates, raw materials, in-process control and finished products both in house and alongside CMOs.
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation as needed.
  • Maintaining and organizing work area, instrumentation, and testing materials. Organize and resupply CMO’s inventory needed to test Biosplices products as needed.
  • Performing all duties in strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, and Safety guidelines
  • Work collaboratively with quality, regulatory, discovery and commercial to meet project goals. 
  • Writing technical documents such as technical protocols, reports and test methods as well as SOP’s, COA’s and other relevant controlled documents.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, with 3-7 years or PhD 1-2 years of technical experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of chemistry analytical instrumental technology and formulation support.
  • Motivated self-starter and discipline to work independently with minimal guidance.
  • Experience with method development and validation within ICH and USP guidelines.
  • Excellent proficiency with HPLC, PSD, GC, LC/MS and Dissolution techniques, and common analytical software (i.e. Chemstation, Empower, Mastersizer).
  • Experience with solid state techniques such as XRPD, DSC, TGA
  • Experience with preparation and characterization of solid/liquid oral and topical formulations as well as sterile parenteral formulations and aseptic techniques.
  • Excellent understanding of quality and regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical industry pertaining to ICH, GMPs and USP guidance and standards.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills to accurately and clearly share information across all levels of scientific colleagues and CMO staff.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours as required.
  • Must be a punctual, reliable, team-player with a positive, can-do attitude and flexible in adapting to change in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced work environment

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