Turn Biotechnologies is seeking an Formulations Scientist to join our lipid formulation group.
Based in Mountain View, California, Turn Biotechnologies, Inc. is a development-stage company focused on restoring cells’ youthful vigor to repair damage caused by the aging process. Using a proprietary ERA™ Platform, we develop mRNA medicines that are specially formulated to instruct specific cells in the body to fight disease or repair damaged tissue. We do this by reprogramming the epigenome to restore cell function that people often lose as they age. This approach can be used to revitalize different cells throughout the body. We are researching its applicability across multiple therapeutic areas, including dermatologic conditions, pulmonary disease, osteoarthritis and ophthalmology.
Essential duties include but are not limited to:
Assisting with the design and execution of development projects
Learning and utilizing cutting-edge development and preparation methodologies/techniques to design and execute efficient formulation processes
Designing, preparing and characterizing formulations using a variety of techniques
Assisting with the development and scale of new technologies
Maintaining the lab instruments used in the lipid formulation group’s work
Applying good documentation practices consistently while working
Recording information accurately into various databases
Reviewing data with an eye towards recognizing and reporting inconsistencies to supervisor
Maintaining all appropriate corporate standards for lab safety and hazardous material management
Performing daily operations with an approach designed to minimize risks and hazardous waste streams
Maintaining a lab notebook, instruments, and inventory records in accord with department guidance and regulatory requirements.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemistry biochemistry, biophysics, or related field
3-5 years prior experience conducting research and development (R&D) in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
Prior hands-on experience with at least one of the following analytical tools: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Ultra-Centrifugation, or filtration methods of macromolecules or biologics
Brings an enthusiastic, hands-on approach to laboratory science while applying subject matter expertise to experimental results
Exhibits a willingness to learn and is eager to apply new techniques and procedures
Desire to be hands-on
Strong and independent problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities
Preferred, Not Required Qualifications
Prior experience with lipid nano-particle formulation, physical-chemical characterization, and scale-up.
A good understanding of the drug discovery and development process
Able to work independent and capably in scenarios requiring multi-tasking and prioritization
Experience developing preclinical formulations to support efficacy and tox studies
Experience with structure or composition determination using LCMS
Experience maintaining thorough and timely documentation of experiments in laboratory notebooks
Prior experience developing drug products in dermatology, osteoarthritis, or ophthalmology is a plus
Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and with teams to achieve goals
Proficient in presenting data and results in group settings
Flexibility, with an ability to prioritize/accommodate work schedules as needed
Experienced writing scientific reports
Emotionally intelligent; a “whatever it takes” attitude
Turn Biotechnologies is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Why Choose Turn Bio?
We are a close-knit, collaborative team, passionate about anti-aging and longevity and it's impact and improvement of age-related disease and the quality of people’s lives
Fully-paid employee medical, dental, vision, & life insurance)
Employee Assistance Program
You will be a vital part of the company and have tremendous impact on its success
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: Turn Biotechnologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. We do not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.
Occupational Health and Safety: Turn Biotechnologies provides a workplace free from recognized hazards and complies with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act.