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Nektar Therapeutics

    Nektar Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates that utilize its PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology platforms, which are designed to improve the benefits of drugs for patients. Its product pipeline consists of drug candidates across a number of therapeutic areas, including oncology, pain, anti-infectives, anti-viral and immunology. Nektar's research and development activities involve small molecule drugs, peptides and oth... Read More

Address      455 Mission Bay Boulevard South San Francisco, CA 94158
Website      www.nektar.com/
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Associate Scientist

Conduct routine and non-routine analysis of raw materials, in progress and finished PEG reagents according to standard operating procedures. Compile data for documentation of test procedures and prepares reports. Calibrate and maintain lab equipment. Develop the needed test procedures for the needed phase of development. Review data obtained for compliance to specifications and report and investigates abnormalities. Revise and update standard operating procedures as needed. Apply problem solving skills to needed projects or instruments. Apply knowledge of good manufacturing practices on a daily basis. Work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables. Exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments. Provide data analysis, troubleshooting and problem solving. Provide training to junior analysts. Support GMP release and stability testing. Perform various analyses, such as HPLC, UV-Vis spectroscopy, NMR analysis and moisture analysis. Maintain accurate and well-organized laboratory notebooks and documentation. Assist with other projects as assigned. May supervise the activities of other junior Quality Analysts.

Ph.D in Material Science, Chemistry or related technical field and 1 year experience in job offered or in assistantship-related occupation.

Education and/or experience must include:
1.Working in a cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) regulated environment where ICH (International Conference of Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use) Q7 guidelines (Quality guidelines) are applied to laboratory practices.
2.Working with scientific principles (Activities include structure elucidation/characterization study, process support, analytical methods, specification development).
3.Experience in High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Ultra-Violet/Visible spectroscopy and moisture analysis.
4.Performing Proton/Carbon (13 isotop) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and liquid chromatography coupled with Mass spectroscopy analysis & data interpretation independently.
5.Experience in data analysis, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, including – impurity profiling during early development of new intermediates or APIs.

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