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Formulation Development Associate I-II


Seattle, Washington 98102
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The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) is a Seattle-based non-profit research organization committed to developing products to prevent, detect and treat infectious diseases. IDRI translates basic research to develop vaccines, diagnostics and drugs for applications in global health. We focus on antigen discovery and development, adjuvant formulation and delivery, drug discovery and development, and biomarker discovery for diagnostics. IDRI’s leadership in the global health community extends to international alliances and partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, research institutes, governments, and public health organizations.


IDRI is seeking a highly motivated research associate to join our characterization and product development group. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and executing studies, in support of analytical and formulation development of active pharmaceutical ingredients for the development of vaccines against infectious diseases. This includes collecting, analyzing, reviewing, and reporting on bulk antigen and drug product characterization data for multiple projects simultaneously. The candidate will actively contribute to the implementation and advancement of project plans, strategies, and team decisions. The candidate will ensure that all job responsibilities are performed and documented accurately and on time.



  • Perform characterization of routine and non-routine samples using established and developed methods.
  • Characterize samples using ELISA, gel electrophoresis, Western Blot, UV spectrophotometry, CD, fluorescence, pH, particle sizing, and HPLC, among other methods.
  • Operate, maintain, and develop methods for instruments.
  • Demonstrate abilities for critical thinking, organized planning, and effective communication.
  • Present results, write reports, and maintain a detailed lab notebook.


  • A BS/BA, or equivalent, preferably with a focus in bioengineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, or other related scientific discipline.
  • 1 to 5 years of experience in a laboratory setting, either in an academic, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology environment.
  • Familiarity with scientific instrumentation including utilization, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with the execution of stability studies for drug product development is a plus.
  • Biophysical and biochemical characterization of proteins, nucleic acids, or nanoparticles or formulation development experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge and hands on experience with one or more of the following techniques: ELISA, gel electrophoresis, total protein assays, UV spectrophotometry, CD, fluorescence, HPLC, particle sizing and/or counting, zeta potential, FTIR, DSC, ITC, Raman spectroscopy, lyophilization.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.



IDRI offers a comprehensive compensation plan which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and EAP. In addition, IDRI offers Flexible Spending Accounts, a matching ROTH 401K Retirement Plan and Commuter benefits.


This summary describes a portion of the essential functions/responsibilities of this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all job duties. Management reserves the right to modify the duties of this position as necessary.


Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


IDRI is an E-Verify Employer


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