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Associate Scientist II – Boston, MA

Pace Analytical

This is a Contract position in Woburn, MA posted November 21, 2021.

Pace Analytical Life Sciences, LLC is a premier Contract Research and Development Organization located in Woburn, MA, providing pharmaceutical development services for small molecules, biologics, oligonucleotide therapeutics, and other biopharmaceutical drug candidates.

We are seeking a talented and self-motivated scientist who is eager to be part of our success, and who embraces our core values: Integrity, Excellence, and Teamwork. This role requires a highly driven and proactive scientist with a passion for drug development, the curiosity and flexibility to work on diverse projects, and the tenacity to tackle complex questions by developing/applying new methods to solve previously intractable problems in drug development in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented and collaborative environment.

Responsibilities include:
* Plan, execute and report on analytical or formulation development experiments in support of client projects.

* Operation of a variety of analytical instruments including HPLC, UV, Dissolution Apparatus, CD, CE, DSC, DLS, TGA, XRPD, LC-MS, etc.
* Analysis and interpretation of complex scientific data
* Preparation of client update presentations, technical reports, and protocols
* Identify and propose solutions for technical problems
* Gain proficiency and technical expertise with one or more laboratory instruments

* Carry out other scientific and laboratory duties as required

Required background and experience includes:

* Recent Bachelor or Master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related field.

* At least 2 years of industry or academic laboratory experience related to drug development.

* The ability to read and understand relevant scientific literature, procedures, and protocols.

* Proven technical expertise with complex analytical and processing equipment and laboratory operations is a plus.

* Exceptional written and verbal communication and problem-solving abilities.

* Strong organizational, documentation and time management skills.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Fundamental understanding of principles, practices and techniques of chemistry/biochemistry.
  • Understanding of operation and routine maintenance of scientific analytical equipment, including but not limited to HPLC, UV, CE, DLS.
  • Familiarity with techniques to analyze small molecule and/or biologic pharmaceuticals, including but not limited to dissolution, lyophilization, CD, CE, DSC, DLS, TGA, XRPD, LC-MS.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with Empower software.
  • Perform effective oral presentations with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effective written and verbal communicator.
  • Contribute to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a lab and office setting, use standard office and lab equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.


Work is performed in a lab and office setting. Work is subject chemicals, fumes, gasses, noxious odors and related items in a lab setting.

Pace Analytical is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity.



Biochemists and Biophysicists


Bachelor’s Degree


2 to 20+ years

Job type

Full time