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University of Washington RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 3 in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 235032


Posting Date: 06/10/2024

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $5,427 - $6,600 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. (

Although open until filled, priority application date is July 1, 2024.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills, and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy is ranked nationally in the top schools of Pharmacy. At the School of Pharmacy, we are committed to educating the next generation of leaders in pharmacy, pharmaceutical research and health care – while seeking to ensure the safe, rational and cost-effective use of medicines.

The Department of Pharmaceutics, part of the UW School of Pharmacy, currently has an outstanding opportunity for and individual to join and lead projects within our Targeted Long- acting Combination Anti-Retroviral Therapy (TLC-ART) Program.


This Research Scientist-3 (Research Scientist/Engineer 3 (E S UAW RSE)) will perform laboratory research work in the areas of Pharmaceutics, Bioanalytical/analytical Chemistry, and Chemistry.


The research and management of this position is aimed at the formulation, development, and analytics of long-acting drug combination therapeutic products for indications including (but not limited) to HIV, cancer, and Hepatitis B.


  • The individual in this position will formulate drug combination products using spray dry technology,

  • Conduct sample preparation and quantitative LC-MS/MS analysis of drug products

  • Conduct experiments to validate and scale-up drug products in coordination with Commercial Manufacturing Organizations.

  • Coordinate toxicology experiments with Commercial Research Organizations.

  • Prepare reports of analytical results and participate in manuscript writing and publishing describing the research outcomes.

  • Prepare and assist with reports for regulatory filings including Investigatory New Drug (IND) applications and New Drug Applications (NDAs). ADMINISTRATIVE - 10%

  • Schedule maintenance and service of equipment in the TLC-ART laboratory.

  • Maintain inventory of laboratory chemicals, samples, equipment and disposables. Help lab personnel troubleshoot instrument errors and operations when needed and coordinate repairs and service.

  • Train new lab personnel, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows on lab protocols.

  • Other Duties as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Biochemistry, Genomicsand four years of research experience in biomedical research, OR equivalent combination of education/experience. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Expertise in controlled experimental designs, bioanalytical assays and quantitative approach to data analysis, using the computer programs such as excel, prism.

  • Prior experience with laboratory ordering and organization, management.

  • Experience with LC/MS and/or spray dry technology. DESIRED QUALIFICTATIONS

  • MS or PhD Expertise and background in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, bioanalytical assays including mass spectrometry, clinical pharmacology and toxicology.

  • 4-5 years experience in biomedical research highly preferred.

  • Experience with regulatory writing and submissions.

  • Ability to work and communicate with investigators across disciplines.

  • Ability to set priorities and timeline in carrying multiple projects within an interdisciplinary team environment.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.