Research Scientist


Foster City, California

a month ago

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Research Scientist
Foster City, California

a month ago

Job Description

Job Title: Research Scientist
Location: Foster City, CA
Duration: 18 months

Job Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility of a Research Scientist in a Pharmacokinetics Analyst role is to add to and enhance the ability of the drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics department to support discovery and development project teams. The specific responsibilities are as follows.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:
• Collaborative and able to work in a team-oriented, dynamic, and innovative environment.
• Strong motivation, attention to detail, and ability to think independently.
• Experience with liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry is required.
• Ability to troubleshoot and optimize bioanalytical assays as needed.
• Ability to perform pharmacokinetic analysis is desirable.
• Must be able to work effectively on multiple programs as well as have the flexibility to shift priorities while working in a fast-paced environment.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Computer skills including MS Office, GraphPad Prism, Watson LIMS, and Phoenix Winnonlin are desirable.

Essential Functions:
• Prepare biological samples (plasma, tissues, and cells) for analysis.
• Analyze samples using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC-MS).
• Develop/review analytical methods and troubleshoot as needed.
• Consistently recognize anomalous and inconsistent results and interpret experimental outcomes.
• Process, record, and manage experimental data.
• Summarize results in memo, report, and/or slide formats.
• Participate in group meetings, present results, and interpret data.
• Understand and follow standard operating protocols and laboratory requirements to conduct work safely.
• Prepare/review data reports for regulatory filings.

• 1-2 years of experience with a PhD degree in Chemistry, Pharmacokinetics, or other relevant life science disciplines.

Top 3 Required Skill Sets: Liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and bioanalysis.

Top 3 Nice to Have Skill Sets: Pharmacokinetics, non-compartmental analysis, and animal operation.
Unique Selling Point of this role: an interdisciplinary position with great learning and growing opportunities.

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At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $41.00/hr.