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Research Scientist - Molecular Pharmacology

Ferring Research Institute Inc.

San Diego, CA
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Position Type:
Full time
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Areas of Expertise Desired:
Molecular, Pharmacology, Research, Scientist,

Job Description

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a globally recognized, research-driven, biopharmaceutical company with more than 65 years of history. Headquartered in Switzerland, Ferring is privately owned with over 5,700 employees in nearly 60 countries. In the United States, Ferring identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the fields of reproductive health (infertility), urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, women’s health (obstetrics/gynecology) and orthopaedics.  Ferring’s US operations employ approximately 800 people.

People Come First At Ferring. The Ferring Philosophy places people at the heart of what we do. This guides our relations with patients, physicians, employees, and other stakeholders. We invite you to share our passion for people and the power of science.

The Ferring Research Institute was established in San Diego, California in 1996 as the company’s center of excellence for peptide research. More than 70 people work at its state-of-the-art research facility located in the heart of the Southern California biopharmaceutical community.


We are seeking a highly motivated and results-oriented Research Scientist to join the Molecular Pharmacology group. This position will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to discover new leads for emerging and exciting biology and to contribute to a pipeline of differentiated amino acid-based therapeutics for unmet needs.


•   Develop and implement methodology to characterize target engagement of therapeutic molecules.
•   Design and develop innovative high throughput techniques for target-based and phenotypic screening.
•   Investigate molecular mechanisms of action of drug candidates and develop an understanding of receptor signaling and trafficking pathways involved.  
•   Contribute to the scientific management of projects by participating in drug discovery teams in collaboration with Chemistry, Bioanalytical/ADME and In Vivo Pharmacology groups.
•   Create and advance concepts for new drug discovery projects
•   Participate in the global scientific community through attendance at scientific conferences and publication of novel research findings in peer-reviewed, high quality journals.


•   PhD and postdoctoral experience in Biology, Pharmacology, or related field
•   Excellent molecular pharmacology skills, including assay development, and molecular characterization of compounds, and target engagement assays
•   Excellent scientific ability demonstrated by a track record of scientific accomplishments through publications, patents, and invited presentations.
•   Experience and ability to work in collaborative interdisciplinary teams in a matrix environment
•   Strong leadership potential  
•   Outstanding written and oral presentation capabilities.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer.  EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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