pH Pharma

Analytical/Bioanalytical Scientist

Peak Bio is a newly created venture out of the San Francisco Bay Area that will soon reach a critical milestone in our history of going public on NASDAQ. We are seeking scientific and business talent at two of our critical sites that include our center of research excellence in Palo Alto, California and our G&A infrastructure in South Florida.

Peak Bio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on commercializing innovative therapeutics that aim to improve and address significant unmet medical needs for patients with inflammatory, rare and specialty diseases and cancer. We seek qualified, energetic, and talented individuals with a desire for growth, and advancement but with a knack for working in a cross-cultural, team-based environment. The talent we seek works well with others and knows that, in the end, the company’s overarching goal is to improve the human health experience and help solve the medical mysteries that challenge us daily. As a company we will continue to explore, work closely with and partner with external researchers, clinicians, patient advocacy groups, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and our investors to continue to expand treatment options and partnerships to meet those expectations and find novel approaches to treat disease.

This is a full-time position based in our Palo Alto, California offices, and reports directly to the Associate Director of Bioanalytical.

This role will be critical in driving the future of our business, demonstrating the ability to work scientifically with a unique business model, working collaboratively amongst other talented scientists who utilize expertise, analytics, creativity and ingenuity to succeed.

Key Responsibilities:

Perform RP/IEX/SEC HPLC, LC/MS, CE/cIEF, CE-SDS and spectrophotometry-based characterization of compounds including small molecules and biologics under direction of senior scientists
Follow analytical procedures and qualification protocols in compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards
Develop and evaluate new analytical methods to support a growing and versatile drug pipeline
Prepare calibration standards, buffer solutions, and test articles for analysis, including highly potent compounds such as antibody drug conjugates and linker-payload compounds
Maintain accurate laboratory records and notebooks (including ELN such as LabGuru)
Maintain laboratory supplies and perform laboratory housekeeping tasks
Perform or manage routine maintenance on analytical instrumentation
Write analytical reports and SOPs

Desired Abilities and Qualifications:

MS in Analytical chemistry, biophysics or biochemistry with 4-6 years of industry experience or PhD with 0-2 years of experience
Broad, hands-on experience in protein chemistry, instrument operation, and data analysis of biologics
Experience with AB Sciex, Thermo, Agilent or Bruker mass spectrometers and ProteinSimple or Beckman CE systems
Previous experience in analytical development or QC settings
Strong critical and creative thinking skills for independent and proactive problem solving
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficient computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Ability and desire to learn and develop new laboratory skills
Experience with antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) and small molecules preferred
Experience with bioinformatics and proteomics-based software packages preferred
Experience with early-stage R&D operations and involvement in purchasing and setting up lab equipment preferred

What you will enjoy while working with us:
(Any or all of these benefits are subject to change at any time at Peak Bio’s discretion).

Competitive Pay
Bonus Eligibility
Stock Option Eligibility
Health Care Plan
Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
Life Insurance
Long- and Short-Term Disability
Generous PTO Policy
Paid Company Holidays
401K Plan

Does Peak Bio’s mission and unique business model ignite your passion and interest? Does the opportunity to work alongside talented and welcoming team members make you want to join? Do the responsibilities and qualifications translate very similarly to what you have to offer? Does the overall benefits package make you feel valued and appreciated? If you answer “yes” to these questions, we definitely want to hear from you!

Job candidates should be aware that full vaccination against COVID-19 is required as a condition of employment subject to legally required exceptions. Peak Bio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages potential or current employees to request a reasonable accommodation under federal, state and local regulations, should one be needed.

Thank you for your interest!

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