Randstad Chemist in Worcester, Massachusetts


job details:

  • location:Worcester, MA

  • salary:$25 - $28.35 per hour

  • date posted:Friday, July 27, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • reference:25951

job description


Job Title: Chemist II -Small Molecule Preformulation Development

Position Description

  • The Pharmaceutics group is an integral part of the Drug Product Development Organization. The primary function of the Pharmaceutics group in Worcester is to evaluate the properties of new chemical entities and develop formulations suitable for in vivo studies.

Position Responsibilities

  • Formulate new chemical entities to enable in vivo studies

  • Analyze and interpret physicochemical properties of candidates to guide formulation selection

  • Conduct milling experiments and particle size analyses

  • Measure solubility via a high throughput assay

  • Execute experimental protocols and collect results, perform data analysis

Position Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry with 3+ (BS)or 0 (MS) years pharmaceutical industry experience preferred

  • General understanding of preformulation/formulation design and development

  • Knowledge of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles and their impact on drug development

  • Experience with various analytical equipment including HPLC/UPLC, DLS, DSC, TGA and UV-Vis. Must be willing and able to learn new technologies as needed.

  • Expertise with basic laboratory equipment is essential. Experience with a rotary evaporator is a plus

  • Familiarity with common excipients and their use in designing solutions/suspensions/emulsions is a plus

  • Highly responsible and self-motivated team player with good written and communication skills


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 401K Plan with Company Match

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.