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Analytical Development Manager

Location: Norwood , Massachusetts
Job Category: Biotechnology

We’re looking for a highly skilled Manager of Analytical Development to support early to late phase development as part of the Technical Development organization. The selected Manager will provide technical management of CRO/CMO, conduct data mining/trending and statistical analysis generated with analytical methods for lipid raw materials (primarily), mRNA drug substance and lipid nanoparticle drug products.  The Manager, AD will have a scientific mindset with the ability to undertake very detail-oriented work to support external contract organizations and internal work. Additional responsibilities include creating and developing analytical strategies and collaborating with cross-functional teams in Analytical Development, Process Development, Production, Clinical Ops., Reg. Affairs and Quality. This is a non-laboratory management-oriented scientific position in the Analytical group.



Here’s What You’ll Do:


  • Undertake technical management for analytical testing to support multitude of activities in early to late phase development
  • Undertake technical management for analytical testing at external CRO/CMO
  • Create, track and manage technical deliverables and activities for project milestones
  • Build strong knowledge of synthetic chemistry for small molecules to support lipid projects
  • Scientifically evaluate needs of lipid project and create deliverables
  • Undertake very detail-oriented work to mine data, trend them, statistically evaluate them for assay performance and integrity of results
  • Contribute to strategy, review and management of qualification/validation protocols and reports utilizing ICH/Regulatory guidances from external CRO/CMOs
  • Work with various SMEs within the Analytical team to identify need for new method development, create deliverables, troubleshoot assays, track and manage them etc.
  • Provide summary presentations and detailed reports to internal and external stake holders.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to support major lipid projects.
  • Generate high quality documentation to support regulatory filings be it brief or comprehensive technical protocols and reports, IND modules.


Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • BS with 8-10 years or MS with 5-8 years of relevant industry experience in analytical chemistry.
  • BS/MS in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or closely related field.
  • Knowledge of chromatographic separation, biophysical characterization, and spectrophotometric techniques, equipment platforms (e.g. Thermo, Waters, Agilent) and data processing software (e.g. Chromeleon, ChemStation, Empower).
  • Knowledge of lipids, small molecules, nanoparticle drug products, liposomal products, nucleic acid chemistry and biology and standard methods of analysis of these molecules is a plus.
  • Hands on industry experience with analytical development for small molecules, lipids, nanoparticles, RNA and DNA therapeutics
  • Knowledge in small molecule synthesis is a plus and preferred
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis is a plus
  • Experience is early to mid-phase development: Experience in late phase development is a plus
  • Knowledge of GMP and ICH guidance documents
  • Knowledge of late phase validation and/or early phase qualification of methods
  • Experience authoring technical development reports, IND or other is a plus
  • Highly self-motivated, driven, can-do, make it happen attitude with ability to own and drive major projects
  • Strong collaborator with cross-functional teams and external partners
  • Continuous learning, open-minded, curious, highly organized, thorough, relentless, diligent, detail-oriented



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