Analytical Associate
Eupraxia Pharmaceuticals
Victoria, BC
Job Description:
To support our R&D and product development activities, we have an immediate opening for an Analytical Associate with our Research and Development group in the Vancouver, Canada office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for method development, in-house analyses in support of developing technologies and working directly with our vendors. The candidate will be expected to work both independently and supervised to perform and document analytical activities, as well as novel in house developed methods. In addition, the Analytical Associate will contribute to the general functioning of the R&D laboratory, qualifying and maintaining laboratory equipment, and drafting development reports and methods according to company standards.

It is also expected that the Analytical Associate will additionally contribute to formulation development when required

Key Responsibilities

Perform a variety of lab procedures for chemical, physical and biological characterization of materials; calibrate equipment available as required
Perform analytical characterization methods; interpret results and prepare data summaries
Present findings and recommendations at R&D and CMC meetings
Demonstrate commitment to continual learning of laboratory techniques and products
Troubleshoot standard experiments and contribute to scientific discussions
Assist with maintaining the lab as requested (e.g. inventory of supplies, waste disposal, safety measures)
Assist with department operations as requested (e.g. filing reports, data management)
Comply with required QMS procedures including maintenance of a signed laboratory notebook

A BSc degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field: MSc is an asset. Candidates with proven experience are also encouraged to apply
Experience with organic synthesis, conjugation, polymers, organic crystal growth is an asset
Knowledge of materials characterization and analytical chemistry techniques including but not limited to: HPLC, GC, Dissolution (IVR), NMR, FTIR, TGA/DSC, UV-Vis spectroscopy, fluorescence microscopy, XRD
Knowledge of biological systems would be an asset
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task, be organised and work well in a team, specially a fast pace environment
Knowledge and experience with GxP practices, ICH, FDA, and USP guidelines is an asset
A life long learner mind set
A critical thinker

How to Apply:
Please send your CV and cover letter to .
While only short listed candidates will be notified, we thank each applicant for their submission.