Senior Research Associate, Formulations

San Diego, CA, United States
Nov 17, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Vividion is a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego that is leveraging an innovative and proprietary chemical proteomics platform to efficiently discover novel drugs in multiple areas including oncology and immunology. We believe we are inventing a new drug discovery paradigm involving covalent modification and proteome-wide selectivity screening. As an early stage startup company, Vividion is looking for energetic and experienced candidates with a desire to work in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment. We believe that the whole team contributes to the overall mission. We succeed as a team, and we grow as a team.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will have extensive hands on experience with formulation preparation and characterization and enjoys working with DMPK scientists, pharmacologists and small molecule chemists in a drug discovery setting.

Education and Experience requirements:
  • BS with 6+ years or MS with 3+ years industry experience in formulations, organic chemistry, analytical development or related disciplines
  • Successful history of working with interdisciplinary teams to coordinate the compounding of test articles for in-house and outsourced preclinical studies
  • Extensive knowledge of common excipients for solubilization of NCEs
  • Ability to design, execute, and document in-use stability studies to support and select preclinical formulations (oral, parenteral, and IV)
  • Technical expertise with hands-on operation of HPLC systems and pre-formulation characterization instrumentation (DSC, particle sizing, melting point apparatus)
  • Familiarity with DOE and design space is a plus

Required Key Attributes:
  • Effective troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with minimal lab supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A track record of being an effective team player and strong individual contributor, flexible, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Further Information:

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, Vividion also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. Vividion Therapeutics, Inc. is an EEO employer.