Senior Research Scientist-Particle Engineering

POSTED: November 3, 2022
BUSINESS: Curia, Inc.
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Curia provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Sr. Research Scientist is an integral part of the Curia team, contributing to our success by performing solid form screening, crystallization process development experiments, interpreting solid state analytical data, and expertly reporting the results.

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and/or perform laboratory experiments in the areas of crystallization process development and solid form screening of pharmaceutical compounds including but not limited to polymorph, salt, cocrystal, crystallization and solid dispersion screens.
  • Interpret data from a wide range of solid-state and particle characterization techniques.
  • Convey experimental and analytical results to clients in data summaries and reports.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation (records and lab notebooks).
  • Meet timelines for delivering on clients' expectations.
  • Communicate clearly and accurately with internal and external clients, both verbally and through written data summaries and reports.
  • Design experimental plans and write appropriately scoped proposals for clients.
  • Comply with cGMP procedures, safety requirements, and company policies.
  • Collaborate with co-workers and contribute to team activities.
  • Perform other relevant duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business. 

Education and Experience 


  • PhD. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Pharmaceutical Sciences with at least 2 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Pharmaceutical Sciences with at least 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong background in pharmaceutical, organic, or physical chemistry.
  • Significant experience with Word, Powerpoint, Excel, or equivalent software.
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn and implement a wide variety of software packages for processing and interpretation of analytical data.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills to identify and resolve clients' issues. 


  • Experience working in a GMP environment, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Thorough knowledge of and hands-on experience with pharmaceutical solids and/or crystallization process development.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and mentor scientists. 


All interested applicants must apply online.  Curia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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