Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)
Formulation/Assay Development Specialist I-III

The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington and is committed to developing vaccines and diagnostic tools for use in the developing world. IDRI is seeking a highly motivated research associate with biochemical education and training to join our adjuvants and antigen characterization group.

General Description: Responsible for coordinating, analyzing, and reviewing formulation development of active pharmaceutical ingredients for use in the development of vaccines against infectious diseases, including the development of lyophilized products. May also design and perform analytical activities supporting new method development projects, actively contributing to the development and implementation of project plans, strategies and team decisions. Ensures that all job responsibilities are performed and documented accurately and timely.


 A BS/BA, or equivalent, preferably with a focus in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering or other related scientific discipline.
 A minimum of 2 to 5 years of experience in a laboratory setting, preferably in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment.
 Biophysical and biochemical characterization of proteins or formulation development experience is preferred.
 Lyophilization development experience is preferred.
 Knowledge and hands on experience with one or more of the following techniques: HPLC, UV spectrophotometry, CD, fluorescence, FTIR, DSC, ITC, Raman spectroscopy, zetapotential, or particle sizing.
 Ability to develop new analytical methods including demonstrated creative thinking and analytical and problem-solving skills.
 Thorough applied knowledge of analytical methodology of routine and non-routine samples, analytical procedures and ability and skill in analytical techniques.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in MS Office and file management.

Detailed Responsibilities:

 Perform characterization of routine and non-routine samples using established and developed methods.
 Operate, maintain, and develop methods for analytical HPLCs, spectrophotometers, and other biophysical instruments.
 Characterization of samples using UV spectrophotometry, CD, fluorescence, FTIR, DSC, ITC, Raman spectroscopy, zetapotential, and particle sizing.
 Demonstrate ability for critical thinking and develop analytical methods.
 Write reports and maintain a detailed lab notebook.

IDRI offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. Please send an electronic copy of your cover letter, resume, and statement of interests to:

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Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.