Job Title: Assistant Scientist, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Date Posted: 09-13-2007
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: Less than 1 Year
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: TransForm Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Company Website:
Contact Information: TransForm Pharmaceut   TransForm Pharmaceut (
Job Description:
TransForm Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is currently looking for a highly motivated Assistant
Scientist who has demonstrated the ability to think creatively and work well in a team-based
structure. The successful candidate will participate in teams that employ a variety of
techniques to discover and study physical form issues, including polymorphism, salt selection,
co-crystallization, etc. An emphasis will be placed on understanding properties and chemistry
of solid-state materials relevant to pharmaceutical dosage forms. The successful candidate
will function as an individual contributor and member of cross-functional project teams. This
is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic pre-IPO company and play a key role in the
research and development of new and improved drugs. 

•Design and execute studies to assess the effects of physical form, including polymorphism, on
properties and chemistry (e.g. stability) of solid-state materials relevant to pharmaceutical
•Utilize high-throughout technology to discover and characterize polymorphs, salts, solvates,
co-crystals and amorphous materials to support drug candidate selection for internal and
external partner projects, as well as patent and regulatory filings;
•Present analytical results to internal and external customers, including partner companies
and project teams, and prepare technical/analytical reports. 

•B.S. or M.S. in chemistry, materials engineering, chemical engineering or related
•Previous academic or industry lab experience is required;
•1-2 years industry experience is desirable but is not a requirement; 
•Must be innovative, self-motivated, team player with strong communication and organizational
skills who thrives in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Recently acquired by Johnson & Johnson, TPI is reinventing the pharmaceutical industry’s
approach to form and formulation, with a novel set of high-throughput automated platform
technologies, powered by state-of-the-art informatics and a scientific and managerial team
with deep experience in pharmaceuticals. Through optimizing drug form and/or formulations,
TransForm can enhance the clinical and commercial value of pharmaceutical products across the
entire product lifecycle. TransForm is using these capabilities to develop its own proprietary
product portfolio, with two products in the clinic and a robust product pipeline. 

Along with an exceptional culture, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package,
an entrepreneurial environment, and the opportunity for employees to enhance their careers and
achieve greater levels of responsibility as the company grows. TPI is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. For more information, please visit our website at To apply
for this position, please forward your cv with a cover letter to
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