Position Description

Associate Formulations Scientist, Part-Time
Organization Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services, LLC
Location CA, La Jolla
Job Code 8908
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Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories  PSS is searching for a Part Time Associate Formulations Scientist in La Jolla, CA.

Part Time Associate Formulations Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Preparation of prototype formulations (solutions, suspensions, tablets, capsules, etc.) for exploratory studies in in-vitro and in-vivo models.  This includes development of oral, topical and intravenous (sterile) dosage forms for feasibility studies and small scale manufacturing operations. 
  • Measurement of key active compound and formulation properties (such as solubility, pH, isotonicity, color, gelling tendency, etc.).
  • Assessment of the chemical and physical stability of prototype formulations.
  • Identifying potential stability and performance issues with prototype formulations.
  • Development of protocols for preparation of formulations at preclinical study sites.
  • Routine preparation of solution and suspension formulations for use in preclinical studies.

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • 1-2 years of quantitative analytical HPLC experience
  • Previous experience with drug formulation and pre-formulation techniques and an understanding of drug candidate properties.
  •  Experience preparing formulations and conducting feasibility studies, and  executing small-scale manufacturing operations with guidance
  • Experience conducting routine laboratory experiments e.g. HPLC, DSC, PXRD spectroscopy, solubility determinations, dissolution testing, suspension processing, etc. in a timely and productive manner with consistent quality output.
  • Ability to follow procedures reliably and consistently and ability to  recognize and elevate relevant issues as appropriate
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or other related degree concentration, and 0-3 years of related experience
  • 1-2 years of quantitative analytical HPLC experience
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is part-time, approximately 24 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Schedule has some flexibility, 3 days/ 8 hours or 5 days/ ~5 hours daily.  Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of La Jolla, CA are encouraged to apply.

About us:

Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing.  It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services.  With over $2.54 billion in annual revenues and 28,000 employees across 310 sites in 39 countries, Eurofins is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, environmental, and consumer products industries and to governments.

As a Eurofins Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work.  We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website www.eurofinsus.com.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.


Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing.  It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services. 

With over $2.54 billion in annual revenues and 28,000 employees across 310 sites in 39 countries, Eurofins is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, environmental, and consumer products industries and to governments.