Job Title: Scientist, Analytical Chemistry
Date Posted: 12-15-2006
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston North
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Doctorate
Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
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:
Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Transform Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TPI) is currently looking for an enthusiastic, skilled
analytical chemist to play a lead role in developing analytical techniques for TPI’s new drug
formulations. We are looking for someone with experience in analytical methods development in
a pharmaceutical development environment who also has a drive to understand the underlying
chemical mechanisms. This is an exciting leadership opportunity to join a growing team within
a dynamic company and play a key role in the research and development of new and improved drug

• Lead and build a team in methods development; 
• Work with Pharmaceutical Development CMC and project leaders to define and lead the
analytical program for development of TPI’s products;
• Work with the Pharmaceutical Development team to develop and validate analytical methods to
assess the purity, potency and stability of small molecule drug formulations;
• Work with the Pharmaceutical Chemistry team to develop analytical methods to uncover the
underlying physical organic chemistry mechanisms; 
• Represent the Analytical Sciences group on both long term projects, bringing products to the
market place and short term projects, providing a rapid service to our clients integrating with
our high throughput methods;
• Work with our Analytical QC team to perform analytical technology transfer to contract
• Develop and write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), validation protocols and reports in
compliance with cGMP; Represent the Analytical Sciences team in regulatory discussions.

• PhD degree or equivalent in Chemistry or related field;
• 4-6 years of methods development experience, with 2-3 years in pharmaceutical industry; 
• Understanding of a range of a wide range of analytical chemistry techniques eg. HPLC, GC,
Mass. Spec, NMR etc. and also a strong appreciation for the underlying chemistry;
• Firm understanding of cGMPs, FDA and ICH guidelines;
• Ability to lead and develop a small team;
• Strong skills in experimental design and data interpretation;
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work across
scientific disciplines.

This is an excellent opportunity to build your analytical chemistry and leadership skills in a
fun, fast-paced dynamic and growing pharmaceutical company. You will work with talented people
from various scientific disciplines to provide your expertise to novel research. You will have
the opportunity to selectively publish the results of your research. 

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, TPI
can enhance the clinical and commercial value of pharmaceutical products across the entire
product lifecycle. TPI is using these capabilities to develop its product portfolio, with two
products in the clinic and a robust product pipeline, as well as optimizing products from
other Johnson & Johnson companies. 

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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