Sr. Research Associate, Formulation Design

March 17 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Sr. Research Associate, Formulation Design

Position Summary

The research associate will be responsible for preparation and characterization of mRNA formulations within a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary environment. Basic understanding of nanoparticle preparation techniques and biophysical / chemical characterization is essential for this position.  He/she will be responsible for executing lab experiments, reporting results, performing stability assessments, maintaining a high quality lab notebook and working within a larger team of formulation scientists and associates.    The successful candidate must have a foundation in pharmaceutical sciences and materials science/engineering. 


  • Preparation of novel formulations for delivery of mRNA
  • Biophysical and chemical characterization of novel formulations using analytical techniques such as dynamic light scattering, spectroscopy and HPLC
  • Maintain accountability for project success and results delivery
  • Contribute to scientific discussions to advance platforms and product candidates
  • Communicate research and actively participate at group meetings


  • BS / MS with  2-5 years (0-3 for Masters) of industry experience in formulations
  • Strong foundation in pharmaceutical sciences, materials science, chemical engineering or related field
  • Expertise in nanoparticle synthesis and characterization
  • Knowledge of nucleic acid delivery strategies is a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Team orientation and experience in cross-functional work environment