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Sr. Scientist-Peptide synthesis/formulation

Kelly Services
Merritt Island, FL 32952
**Senior Scientist, Process and Analytical Development**

R&D Sciences Titusville, Florida

**Job Description**

**Senior Scientist, Process and Analytical Development**

**Experience: PhD with 6 plus years drug discovery research experience, MS with 10 plus years drug discovery research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.**

Our client is a clinical-stage immunotherapeutic company that will control half a dozen development candidates targeting neurologic disorders, hypercholesterolemia and COVID-19. They are currently pre-selling and ramping up production and distribution for hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines.

You will collaborate with a group of inspiring colleagues all over the globe who are working on disruptive projects, solving big problems and having a huge impact on the world. Our client is an international company, operating remotely from day one across several countries and team members worldwide _._ Expect to grow, expect to be challenged, and expect the unexpected as we embark on this journey of democratizing health for all the worlds citizens.


We are searching for a polished, smart, passionate, caring, self-motivated **Senior Scientist, Process and Analytical Development.** The ideal candidate brings wisdom, enthusiasm, integrity, focus and perspective to support our drug discovery program and IND-enabling studies. This position will supervise scientists and external contractors performing synthesis, formulation, and analytical development activities. Activities include but not limited to peptide synthesis, recombinant protein expression, peptide and protein purification, formulation development, analytical method development, analysis of research preparations of vaccines, and transfer of processes and methods to GMP laboratories. The role involves working with multidisciplinary teams to advance drug discovery programs from target identification to candidate selection, as well as contribute to research activities in support of CTA/IND submissions. This also includes serving as a project leader on several programs and managing a team of molecular and cellular scientists (process and analytical experts). The successful candidate will have a proven track record of accomplishments in drug discovery, excellent resource management skills and the ability to initiate and maintain effective working relationships with CROs and academic collaborators.

**Responsibilities** (duties are not limited to the below and may evolve over time depending on business needs and individual expertise)

+ Project leadership: responsible for prioritizing and streamlining peptide synthesis, protein expression, purification, vaccine formulation, and analytical development across programs.

+ People management: lead, coach, and develop a team of peptide chemistry, formulation, and analytical scientists.

+ Cross-functional and external collaborations: partnering with other preclinical functional groups, with program management, and other internal functions, as well as external collaborators and consultants, to achieve research milestones culminating in successful transfer of processes to GMP laboratories and IND-filings.

+ Generate comprehensive and accurate technology transfer packages adequate to ensure smooth and successful transfer of processes from our research laboratories into GMP-compliant facilities.

+ Serving as a scientific program lead on key preclinical programs.

+ Providing strategic perspective on new targets and peptide design.

+ Supporting and guiding senior executive decision-making processes.

+ Effective internal and external scientific communications (e.g. reports, regulatory documents, research publications).

**Education / Experience**

+ The position requires broad scientific and drug discovery expertise for peptide-based vaccines and/or therapeutics, including experience in synthesis, formulation, and analysis of peptides.

+ Experience with recombinant proteins and complex formulations is highly desirable.

+ Any experience in our therapeutic areas (neurological diseases, cardiovascular disease, and infectious diseases) is a plus..

+ PhD or MS in a relevant biology field with 6+ (PhD) or 10+ (MS) years of experience in scientific research in the pharma/biotech industry.

+ A strong track record in the design of peptide constructs, peptide synthesis and purification, peptide formulation and implementing relevant quality control steps is essential.

+ Well versed in liquid chromatography and solid-phase extraction, including analytical UPLC, preparative HPLC and FPLC.

+ Solid training on protein/peptide Mass Spec including MALDI-TOF and HR-LC/MS.

+ Strong skills in Bioorganic/Organic Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Cell-Based Assays (including potency assays) and Immunology.

+ Experience with development of release and stability specifications for quality control and analytical characterization of peptide drugs and vaccines.

+ Knowledge of microbiological quality control of sterile products

+ Strong ability to work collaboratively with external organizations.

+ Strong ability to manage multiple projects in a demanding, fast-paced environment and to deliver high-quality results on time.

+ Must have a strong track record of successful transfer of processes and analytical methods from research laboratories to pilot plants or GMP facilities.

+ Experience in writing regulatory documents and presenting programs to senior management.

+ Experience in management of scientists and research associates.

+ A successful track record of leadership, project management, and cross functional teamwork

**Knowledge / Skills / Abilities**

+ MS Office Suite, Google Suite, technology savvy

+ Clever, flexible and resourceful -- must be able to work independently and know when/how to ask for help.

+ Ability to stay calm, cool, and focused in stressful times and maintain a professional demeanor.

+ Highly motivated, a roll-up-your sleeves attitude to work requirements, able to multi-task and meet rigorous timelines.

+ Excellent project management and prioritization skills including ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.

+ Excellent communication skills in a wide array of situational settings from c-level interaction to core team members, imparting both vision and execution focus; deep analytical skill sets with a synthetic mindset.

+ Proven high level capability to concisely communicate complex and controversial issues and drive to resolution.

+ Demonstrated capability and passion for developing talent and a culture of innovation, collaboration and engagement.

+ A strong team player who supports their team and embraces ownership, accountability, and responsibility for the teams work.

+ Ability to influence decision making with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, across geographies, and bring teams to agreement.

+ Strong interpersonal skills that build productive relationships and influence others across the company.

+ Ability to give what it takes: demanding hours, with scheduling flexibility, with a start-up attitude of intense dedication.

+ Humility and the belief you can make the world a better place is highly desired.


**For immediate consideration, please send your resume in a WORD document to**


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2021-10-06 Expires: 2021-11-06

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