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Why work at Avecia?

As a leading drug development services company for oligonucleotide therapeutics, the first step in our DNA/RNA sequence is to work with a great team of people.

At Avecia, our team approach allows you to excel in your individual area of expertise as well as to be part of a group of professionals that has the support of management and peers from various backgrounds. And while we’re focused on results, we still maintain our flexibility and enjoy camaraderie and the benefits of work/life balance. Make the next move in your progression of success and join Avecia.

At Avecia, we encourage and value people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds to contribute to our collective success. It is Avecia’s policy to conduct business without regard to an individual’s disability or any other protected status. We are fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment and encourage all to apply.

Principal Scientist

Department: Analytical Method Development


Purpose of the Position:

The Principal Scientist is responsible for meeting the analytical testing requirements to support research and development projects primarily focused on oligonucleotides.


Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise/manage staff as needed

  • Lead the design of testing per method or protocol for development, qualification, verification, validation, and transfer of analytical methods for multiple projects simultaneously

  • Analyze and review project data, correct errors, and report results for multiple projects to support research and development primarily focused on oligonucleotides

  • Author and approve scientific and regulatory documentation

  • Lead and perform GDP, technical, and gap analysis review and investigations across multiple projects

  • Provide professional scientific leadership in all internal and external interactions

  • Monitor laboratory compliance

  • Design, review, and improve method development strategies

  • Champion and implement new and innovative analytical applications and technology

  • Provide advanced-level training internally and externally

  • Plan, track, execute, and review multiple project team tasks to deliver project results on time

  • Exercise latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments

  • Communicate with clients and directly resolve issues

  • Interview candidates and advise on hiring, improvement plans, and promotions.

  • Develop and lead inter-department objectives for continuous improvement and technical excellence

  • Advise clients on analytical scope to meet technical and regulatory requirements

  • Review BD customer proposals and represent department in customer-facing meetings

  • Mediate personnel conflicts within the group and promote a positive work atmosphere


    Job Knowledge Required:

  • BA/BS/MS with 15+ yrs. of related experience or PhD with 10+ yrs. of related experience

  • Subject matter expert analytical chemistry knowledge including theory and application of three or more chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques for identification, purity, and assay of various analytes

  • Operate and troubleshoot available instruments including HPLC and MS

  • Review and approve outsourced method development and validation

  • Application of chemistry and oligonucleotide knowledge to method development and solving complex problems independently

  • Fundamental scientific knowledge of chromatography, spectroscopy, and spectrometry methods

  • Advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Review and correct advanced algebraic and statistical calculations

  • Proficient in technical writing and represents Avecia to the oligonucleotide community through technical presentations and publications

  • Author, revise, and approve SOPs

  • Competency to think strategically and conceptually to apply quality by design principles when designing experiments

  • Perform method gap and error analyses

  • Knowledge and application of cGMPs and regulatory guidance documents

  • Application of oligonucleotide chemical and physical property knowledge to develop new methods to characterize oligonucleotides

  • Remain abreast of emerging analytical technologies in the oligonucleotide field

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