Pace Analytical

  • Scientist I - Pharmaceutical Development

    Job Locations US-MA-Woburn
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Want to be part of a company whose goal is to provide outstanding pharmaceutical discovery and development services by creating and using cutting edge science and developing new methods and molecules? Do you want to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry in a rapidly growing company on a trajectory to have a major impact in the life science research arena? We are seeking a talented and passionate scientist who is eager to be part of our success, and who embraces our core values: Integrity, Excellence, and Teamwork. This role requires a highly driven and proactive scientist with a passion for drug development, the curiosity and flexibility to work on diverse projects, and the tenacity to tackle complex questions by developing/applying new methods to solve previously intractable problems in drug development in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented and collaborative environment.


    We are seeking a Scientist I in the area of pharmaceutical development. The successful applicant will be a key member of the team and will be responsible for planning and executing experiments in physiochemical analysis and structural characterization.


    • Evaluate physicochemical properties of small molecules relevant to drug development and subsequently communicate the interpretation and implication of results to clients
    • Develop analytical methods and characterize product variants
    • Execute and oversee specialized analytical testing and generation of technical documents
    • Maintain a strong awareness of current scientific literature, particularly in the area of drug substance characterization, and actively apply new concepts as appropriate
    • Design experiments to develop pre-clinical and clinical formulations of drug candidates to support drug discovery and development
    • Design experiments to determine the stability in prototype clinical formulations, to detect and identify the decomposition products, and to achieve formulations with acceptable shelf-life
    • Perform laboratory experiments related to the above
    • Create presentations for outside scientific meetings and conferences to showcase Pace Analytical Life Sciences’ scientific leadership in the field of small molecule analysis and characterization
    • Interface with clients to develop an in-depth understanding of client objectives and define solutions to meet their program requirements
    • Develop compelling approaches and solutions to address client needs
    • Write persuasive proposals for the projects
    • Write and review interim and final reports


    • D. in Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Process Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or closely related discipline
    • 2 years of academic research or employment experience with:
      • method development and analytical methods used for physicochemical characterization of pharmaceutical products such as spectroscopy and HPLC analysis
      • physical organic chemistry and the structural characterization of small molecules as they relate to the pre-formulation and formulation development of new drugs, and in the field of physicochemical analysis and structural characterization.


    Experience may have been gained as part of academic studies/research toward the required Ph.D.


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