• Assoc Research Scientist - Skin Group

    Job Locations US-FL-Miami
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    Full Time Regular
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  • Overview

    Perform in vitro human skin flux studies including HPLC/GC sample analysis to support the formulation feasibility and development of transdermal patch products; innovate to continuously update or develop the skin lab methods.    


    • Participate in designing in vitro skin flux studies using different types of diffusion cells and different types of skin membranes.
    • Adapt and optimize HPLC (with various detectors) and GC methods to analyze in vitro permeation samples.
    • Perform the skin flux and membrane/patch diffusion/dissolution studies, analyze samples, and calculate/compile the data in a timely manner.
    • Conduct experiments to continuously update or develop the skin flux methods and write reports.
    • Complete and maintain the lab notebook; Write reports on skin flux and assay methods.
    • Comply with all applicable regulations and policies; Ensure that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner.
    • Coordinate the lab equipment/instruments/suppliers.
    • Perform other assignments when needed.




    Education / Experience:

    • S. in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, or Pharmaceutical Sciences, or B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, or other scientific/engineering disciplines
    • S. with 0-3 years of experience or B.S with 3-6 years of experience preferably in a pharmaceutical R&D environment
    • Demonstrated hands-on skills and experience in laboratory safety, instrumentations (such as HPLC and GC), and in vitro membrane diffusion techniques.
    • General knowledge and interest in human skin, transdermal patches, and principles/methods/enhancers of skin flux.



    Judgment / Decision Making:

    Work under general direction with periodic review of assignments; participate the skin flux design and technical problem-solving in product development



    Work Environment:

    Laboratory and manufacturing settings that can involve exposure to solvents and highly toxic drugs.  Personal protective measures may include the use of full body suites and SCBA respiration equipment.



    Physical Demands:

    Lifting of heavy objects (50 pounds) can occasionally be required.


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