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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (FORMULATIONS)

Cuprous Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Cuprous Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPI; www.cuprous.ca ) is a Vancouver-based start-up company that works with partners to create new nanomedicines aimed at addressing unmet medical needs. We specialize in utilizing coordination chemistry and nanotechnology to develop small molecule therapeutics and vaccines. CPI is led by an experienced management team with expertise in bringing novel pharmaceuticals from the bench to patients. 


Job Summary:

CPI is hiring a highly motivated Research Associate (RA) with expertise in formulation development. The RA will perform research related to the development of small molecule nanoparticulate formulations as vaccines and/or therapeutics. The RA will prepare, characterize, troubleshoot, and optimize nanoformulations for in vitro and in vivo applications at various scales. The RA is required to keep up-to-date and accurate laboratory notes and data files. The RA is expected to analyze and interpret results independently as well as in a team environment through regular group discussions. The RA is expected to maintain familiarity with the scientific knowledge and advancements within the scope of the company’s research area.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, biochemistry or a related field

  • Demonstrated expertise in formulation development from preparation to characterization and scaling up for preclinical studies

  • Experience performing standard analytical assays relevant to formulation characterization (e.g. absorption and fluorescence spectrometry, chromatographic separations, atomic absorption spectroscopy, etc.)

  • Knowledge or experience with in vivo models

  • Efficient time management skills and ability to work on multiple projects

  • Ability to master new techniques quickly

  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

What We Offer:

CPI is dedicated to helping its employees grow and develop technical and soft skills in an innovative and collaborative environment. CPI is an equal opportunity employer with an inclusive culture regardless of race, colour, religion, national origin, age, gender, or disability.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to admin@cuprous.ca with the title of the position you are applying for as the subject of your email.