Senior Scientist, Analytical QC Development
Gaithersburg, MD 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description
We are currently searching for a skilled professional to join a well-known client's team as a Senior Scientist, Analytical QC Development in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This Senior Scientist role will develop and conduct assays on in process, drug substance, and drug product release testings. If you are a career-focused professional, this is the role for you.

  • Develop and characterize for the siRNA pipeline products
  • Analyze and interpret results
  • Plan future experiments based on findings to advance understanding of the product candidates and method development
  • Generate and review SOPs, test records, and protocols for testing of RNA therapeutic products (internally and externally)
  • Write/review analytical method protocols/stability protocols for siRNA products to meet clinical needs
  • Characterize biophysical and physiochemical properties of siRNA therapeutics
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations for clear communications across interdisciplinary teams
  • Serve as liaison when time comes to transfer the technology to other internal production site(s) and external CDMOs
  • Conduct technical reviews of batch records for lot release and CDMO summary reports

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in method development required
  • Demonstrated experience with cell culture, PCR, biochemical, and immunological assays
  • Success in the development of assays to characterize therapeutic products
  • Experience in analytics (QC methods, assay development, tech transfer, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with siRNA or nucleotide-based method development and method development of nanoparticles preferred
  • Knowledge of Quality systems, GMP requirements, and ICH guidelines desired

  • Minimum of Advanced Degree (MS/PhD, or equivalent) in or equivalent experience in Chemistry, Biological Science, Biochemistry, Biochemical, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field required

To be a best-fit your strengths must include:

  • Strong Communicator. You will have extensive correspondence that relies on you being conversant in regulatory guidelines and clinical terminology.
  • Organized. You're an efficient time-manager and can handle the pressure of meeting multiple strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team: You will be collaborating and often contributing to discussions amongst internal teams; you also work effectively without a lot of support or structure.
  • Problem-Solvers. As an action-oriented self-starter, you're eager to apply your expertise in diagnosing inefficiencies, determining root causes, and recommending solutions to complex challenges.
  • Personable. You establish and nurture highly effective relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders that support and advance project goals and objectives.
  • Credible. Thorough understanding of clinical methodologies and providing sound analytical support, you quickly establish credibility as a reliable resource.

About Advanced Clinical

Advanced Clinical is an award-winning clinical development organization that provides global services including CRO, Functional Support, Quality and Validation, Patient Recruitment and Retention, and Strategic Talent Acquisition solutions for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations. Our mission is to deliver a truly better clinical experience for our clients and candidates. To learn more about Advanced Clinical which has been named to Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces, Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies, and Best of Staffing Talent and Client, visit

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Required Experience
8+ years
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