Research Associate II, DMPK

Location
South San Francisco, CA
Posted
Oct 29, 2019
Ref
1914311
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Purpose

The Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) department at Theravance Biopharma is seeking an experienced, laboratory-based Research Associate to support small-molecule drug discovery and development.  The primary responsibilities will include support of studies related to metabolism and disposition of lead molecules. Experience in conducting in-vitro DMPK assays (metabolic stability, and other mechanistic assays), and analyzing samples for parent compound and metabolites via LC-MS is highly desirable.  The successful candidate will exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills and a desire to work in a fast-paced, flexible and dynamic environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct in vitro drug metabolism studies on small molecules with recombinant enzymes, S9 fractions, microsomes, and hepatocytes
  • Support metabolite profiling experiments from in vitro and in vivo (preclinical/clinical) studies
  • Development of LC-MS methods for quantitation of analytes and separation of metabolites as required.
  • Ability to work independently, design experiments, analyze and report data in written reports and maintain comprehensible study documentation

Qualifications

  • Applicants should possess a BS/MS in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Pharmaceutical Science and minimally >2 years of relevant industrial experience.
  • Hands-on experience conducting in vitro DMPK assays (metabolic stability, protein binding and various enzymes studies)
  • Prior experience with LC MS/MS is a pre-requisite. Familiarity with Thermo Q-Exactive and X-Calibur software is highly desirable
  • This individual is also expected to be highly organized, a team player, enthusiastic about drug discovery, and possess strong communication skills.