Principal Scientist Analytical Chemistry

20850, Rockville
Up to $150,000 based on experience + annual bonus
Dec 30, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Innovent Biologics is an international biotech organization with one primary focus: to develop high quality biopharmaceuticals available to all people. Since our beginning in 2011, Innovent has launched 4 biologics products in the Chinese market with the goal to expand and continue development in partnership with major providers in the US and across the globe. Innovent continues to push the limits of development with trials in various stages and a robust pre-clinical pipeline covering diverse disease indications. Here at our lab site in Rockville, Maryland, we are looking to have talented and passionate team members join us on our exciting journey of innovation and discovery, changing lives one patient at a time.

Job Summary:

You will lead the analytical program both on small molecules and biologics, including metabolites and antibody-drug conjugates. You will also take on the internal QC responsibility for the development of small molecule compounds, drug-linkers, and antibody-drug conjugates. You will work closely with synthetic chemists, conjugation chemists, and biologists to push the platform and pipeline projects forward, and act as a liaison between discovery and development groups. You may engage with external CROs for bioanalytical tasks.

Job responsibilities:

  • Maintain a significant level of productivity in the laboratory setting.
  • Mentor junior staffs and develop direct reports.
  • Stay up to date with the bioanalytical technology, especially technologies related to antibody-drug conjugates.
  • Facilitate the publication and patent protection of research work.

Job Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, or related scientific disciplines.
  • 5+years of post-doctoral work experience in bioanalysis that required advanced mass spectrometry assay development, preferably in the pharma/biotech industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of small molecule, biologics analysis using various analytical tools, especially LC-MS.
  • Good understanding of the principles of biology, DMPK.
  • Experience to execute analysis plans for pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics data.
  • Experience with immunoassay methods.
  • Prior experience with targeted delivery platforms (antibody-drug conjugates or small-molecule drug conjugates) is desirable.
  • Leadership skills, including project management, technical issue identification and resolution, and a good knowledge of lab safety.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Team player with a strong desire to achieve broad team goals


  • 401(K)
  • Annual bonus
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Innovent Biologics is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Innovent Biologics is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This is a full-time position onsite at our Maryland location.