Analytical Development Scientist, CMC

San Diego, CA

  • Samumed is seeking a motivated and talented scientist to join the Analytical Development Group in the CMC department.
  • The Analytical Scientist will be responsible for conducting complex chemical and physical testing of pharmaceutical raw materials, finished products, and stability samples by internally developed and compendial test method.
  • Tests methods will be transferred to partner contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) and the analytical scientist will review the data for accuracy and complete technical result summaries.
  • Drug product and drug substance methods will be developed for phase 1-3 and commercial.
  • Experience providing oversight of analytical research outsourced to third party vendors is preferred.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Conducting chemical and physical testing of pharmaceutical raw materials, finished products, and stability samples
  • Verifying and processing analytical data
  • Participating in the validation of test methods for pharmaceutical raw materials and finished products for strength, impurities, identity, and dissolution by HPLC, GC, spectroscopy, and traditional quantitative analysis
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting analytical instrumentation as needed
  • Clearly and accurately communicating the results of work by creating documentation of the testing/analysis and obtained results. Recording and reporting analytical results in accordance with prescribed lab procedures and systems
  • Maintaining and organizing work area, instrumentation, and testing materials.
  • Performing all duties in strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, and Safety guidelines
  • Collaborating with key CMOs to transfer analytical methods
  • Tracking results from CMOs and generate summary reports, highlighting any OOS or trending results


  • Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, with 3+ years of experience working in analytical development in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of chemistry and analytical instrumental technologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis.
  • Excellent understanding of quality and regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical industry, including pharmaceutical GMPs and descriptive organic chemistry.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and logical approach to solving scientific problems.
  • Excellent proficiency with HPLC, GC, LC/MS and Dissolution techniques (method development and validation).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Good presentation skills to present information to customers, clients, and other employees.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations, to such tasks as determination of test reliability, analysis of variance, and correlation techniques.
  • Motivated self-starter.
  • Positive, adaptable, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours as required.
  • Proven ability to collaborate in a team environment and work independently
  • Must be a team-player, punctual and reliable, dependable and flexible in adapting to change in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced work environment

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