We are seeking a highly motivated and scientifically rigorous individual to join the Research and Process Development team as a Research Associate. The position will report to the Associate Director of the group and will focus on developing novel mRNA formulations and development activities in the group.


  • Responsible for running analytical methods for characterization of formulations.
  • Support laboratory formulation development of mRNA drug targets entailing: production of LNP/polymer-based nanoparticles for in vivo studies, formulation characterization, and assay development
  • Focus on developing novel analytical methods for formulation characterization
  • Perform characterization assays /data analysis with focus on in vivo studies, drug carrier design/development, assay development.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations for clear communication of scientific findings across interdisciplinary teams


  • B.S./M.S. in Chemistry/Physical Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Biochemistry
  • 0 – 6 years of relevant experience in analytical methods for characterization of formulations
  • Extensive experience with characterization of LNP formulations is a must
  • Strong proficiency in analytical techniques (HPLC/UPLC, CAD/ ELSD, DLS, CD, zeta potential, UV-Vis, fluorescence spectrophotometry etc.) is a must
  • Demonstrated understanding and success in implementation of RNA-related analytics (Ribogreen, gel electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, etc.)
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Works collaboratively within group as well as within interdisciplinary teams
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment

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