Loyal is an early stage company developing drugs to help dogs live longer, healthier lives. We apply innovative approaches to tackling aging as a disease that can be slowed and improved with medicines. Loyal is an early stage start-up company and is well funded by top venture capitalists and angels.
Loyal is hiring a Drug Development Associate. You’ll join our Drug Development team to formulate products in our canine therapeutic pipeline. This role will provide technical support and strategic recommendations for formulation, manufacturing, and pharmacometrics projects. Applicants should have experience in managing complex projects, an understanding of drug formulation and manufacturing technologies, and a high level understanding of biological assays and technologies.
Loyal is founded and led by a first-gen, female CEO – we encourage and look forward to diverse applicants.
Your daily work will include:
Intradepartmental and cross-functional collaboration with CDMOs, consultants, and vendors to support product formulation and manufacturing processes
Select and manage of CDMOs for various development projects and, if needed, provide technical input for the drug formulation process
Technical analysis of CDMO reports and dataIdeation on potential product formulations + patent deep dives for applicable technologies
Technical due diligence to troubleshoot any issues with projects
Outline and build technical de-risking process for all of Loyal’s pipeline products
Assist in writing regulatory documents
Education & Qualifications:
BS/MS STEM/chemical engineering/chemistry degree from a recognized university
Ability to quickly learn new concepts and processes
Adaptability, creativity and high-performer in risk-assessment and strategic thinking
Detailed eye for logistics and problem solving
Demonstrate scientific expertise and understanding of the process of drug development
Willing to work and comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment with a dynamic team
Clear and polite communication skills
Familiarity with G suite applications (e.g., Sheets, Slides, etc.)
Previous experience working with and/or managing external vendors and contract research organizations is a plus
While not necessary, we’d be especially excited if you have:
At least 1 year experience working in a biotech environment
Expertise in analytical chemistry and/or organic chemistry
Experience with basic data analysis tools (e.g. Excel, GraphPad Prism)
How You Work & Think
Gladly participate in a team-oriented culture
You need minimal supervision and are able to adapt to the dynamic of a startup environment
Detail oriented, disciplined, naturally seek ownership and responsibility, and happy working on a mix of the fascinating and the mundane
Highest standards for scientific quality and rigor
Clear communicator of scientific topics and challenges
Loves to learn and excited to self-teach random topics as relevant to the company and projects
Ability to meet or beat rapid deadlines and work well under pressure
Concise, logical thinker who can communicate complicated topics with ease
Growth mindset, value transparency, seek out feedback and iteration cycles
Full-time position based in San Francisco, CA - our offices are on Market Street near Noe Valley (Remote work is possible)
Management of key activities conducted with external research organizations and partners
Competitive salary depending on your background & company shares
Full coverage health/dental/vision
Monthly learning budget for books and self-improvement
Health | Good health is critical to every other human (and animal!) experience. We believe health is a fundamental right and are dedicating our lives to maximizing health and developing better medicines for the worst diseases.
Seeking & Feedback Loops | Uniquely in biology, there is a predetermined truth of whether a specific drug will work or not — we just have to catch up with biology! We seek out this truth and do not shy away from inconvenient truths. This holds for personal development too: we are always searching for feedback loops and embody a perpetual growth mindset.
Transparency | We believe full transparency in thoughts, opinions, intentions, and actions (both good ones and mistakes) is a better way to build a business and work together.
Morality & Empathy | We are developing medicines that may one day be given to a living animal, medicines that if designed badly could hurt that animal instead of help. This is a huge responsibility and should be respected as such. Our work needs to adhere to the strictest moral code and always integrate empathy for the patient.
Kindness | Great business(wo)men do not need to be ruthless — you can execute excellently with kindness.