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Absorption Systems3.4
Senior Research Associate - Bioanalytical
San Diego, CA
Rating Highlights
Compensation & Benefits : 2.9
Culture & Values : 3.5
Career Opportunities : 3.2
Work/Life Balance : 3.3
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Job Type : Full-time
Job Function : research assistant
Industry : Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Size : 51 to 200 Employees

Primary responsibilities of the Senior Research Associate in the Bioanalytical department:

The Senior Research Associate Bioanalytical will provide bioanalytical quantitative analysis of test compounds in biological matrices obtained from a variety of studies including preclinical safety evaluations and pharmacokinetic evaluations. Function as an expert in small molecule assay development using LC-MS/MS.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Experience using laboratory equipment including HPLC-MS/MS, HPLC, and routine equipment used for sample preparation.
  • Knowledge of Analyst, Excalibur, and Microsoft Office software platforms.
  • Experience with preparation and extraction of samples from biological matrices and formulated drug materials.
  • Serve as the Principal Investigator responsible for bioanalytical aspects for preclinical studies.
  • Assist in the generation and review of study protocols and reports.
  • Interface with different teams including in vivo scientists, QC/QA, Account Managers/Sales.
  • Maintain accurate records in various internal databases.
  • Support internal research projects to optimize service offerings.
  • Perform other duties as directed by Management.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in chemistry, analytical chemistry or pharmaceutical science.
  • Minimum 2-5 years relevant industry bioanalytical experience focused in LC-MS/MS and other analytical techniques in a pharmaceutical field.
  • Expert in small molecule assay development using LC-MS/MS or HPLC/UPLC. Experienced in sample prep, chromatographic separation technique, and optimization of tandem mass spec conditions is required.
  • Must have strong hands-on sample prep skills in LLE, PP, and SPE. Knowledge of day-to-day operations with LC-MS/MS is essential.
  • Position requires good communication oral and written skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to adapt in a dynamic team environment are keys for success.


Absorption Systems cares about our work community and offers a variety of benefits allowing employees the opportunity to customize a benefits package that meets their personal needs. Company benefits include the following:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Plan with Employer Contribution
  • Health Reimbursement Account Funded by Employer
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Life and AD&D Insurance 100% Employer Paid
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance for Employee, Spouse & Child(ren)
  • Long Term Disability 100% Employer Paid
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Employee Assistance Program

About Absorption Systems, a Pharmaron Company

Absorption Systems, founded in 1996, assists pharmaceutical and medical device companies in identifying and overcoming ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity) barriers in the development of drugs, biologics and medical devices. Additionally, Absorption Systems goes deep into each of those areas, offering in vitro, in situ and in vivo models to assess the properties in question. The company's mission is to continually develop innovative research tools that can be used to accurately predict human outcomes or to explain unanticipated human outcomes when they occur. Absorption Systems has facilities in Exton, PA, San Diego, CA, and Boston, MA to serve customers throughout the world.

Alongside of our enthusiasm for science and research, we have a passion to see each and every one of our employees grow and succeed both personally and professionally. We encourage our employees to continually enhance their ability to contribute to the success of the organization and advance their careers. Absorption Systems is committed to creating an environment where individuals are encouraged to grow and work in collaboration with each other while being passionate about innovation. The professional culture of our organization is a goal oriented environment full of internally driven and motivated professionals. Our company is unique in the fact that there is freedom for autonomy to execute and the ability for each employee to grow in directions that align their individual aspirations with company growth.

Absorption Systems is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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