Scientist/Senior Scientist, Analytical Development

Seawolf Therapeutics is an early-stage venture-backed gene therapy company based in San Diego, CA.  We are an innovative and collaborative team set to transform the current landscape of therapeutics by developing next-generation non-viral genetic medicines that will be first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics for patients living with rare diseases.  Come join our team and be an agent of change.

 

Position Summary:

We are seeking a talented analytical scientist to be a key member of the platform development team to lead all aspects of analytical activities required to enable discovery research and development efforts. The individual will be responsible for the development, optimization and trouble-shooting the analytical methodologies required for the characterization of nanoparticulated-based delivery system and the nucleic acid-based cargo. The ideal candidate will have experience with the development and implementation of analytical methods used in the characterization and quantification of the various components employed in nanoparticle delivery and nucleic acid-based cargo. The ideal candidate is expected to be a strong collaborator with a strong passion to work in cutting edge technology, enjoys scientific discovery and can communicate effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic and interdisciplinary environment

 

Responsibilities:

·        Develop the internal analytical capabilities to support all R&D activity

·        Recruit, train and lead a team of analytical scientists aimed for supporting all aspects of analytical support, ensure timelines and coordinate team’s activity both internally and across the different departments according to objectives

·        Collaborate with a team of scientists to creatively solve problems and drive innovation

·        Maintain high standards for scientific integrity and accountability

·        Communicate across departments and support project teams

 

Requirements:

·        PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related discipline with 3+ years of relevant industry experience or BS/MS with 6+ of relevant industry experience or

·        Prior hands-on experience with the following:

o   Analytical techniques, including LCMS, and UV-Vis spectroscopy, fluorometry, Karl Fisher etc.

o   Prior experience with nanoparticulated delivery systems and nucleic acid is an advantage

·        Able to conduct self-directed research and thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced entrepreneurial setting with a diverse team of coworkers

·        Experience with regulatory CMC for the development stage of drug product

·        Exceptional problem-solving skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, creativity, enthusiasm, reliability, and attention to detail

·        Scientifically curious, paired with a strong work ethic and grit

·        Open-minded, respectful of others, and a strong proponent of an inclusive culture

·        Embraces the lean start-up mentality and is willing to wear multiple hats

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