Employment

PharmOptima PharmOptima, LLC

6710 Quality Way
Portage, MI 49002
Phone: 269-329-4370
Fax: 269-329-4390

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PharmOptima is focused on expediting drug discovery. This is an exciting and growing time in our company's history, the direct result of the hard work of our dedicated team of employees.  Our people are the key to PharmOptima's success.

At PharmOptima, we offer opportunities for growth and a challenging work environment supported by scientific integrity, respect, teamwork and a promise of outstanding service.  We offer a competitive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, vacation, personal leave and much more.

PharmOptima is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It is our policy to recruit, hire and promote in all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other protected classification.

Current Opportunities

Research Scientist (Kalamazoo Area)

PharmOptima (http://www.pharmoptima.com/) is a contract research organization serving academy, research foundations, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.   Founded in 2003, PharmOptima has been advancing drug discovery and development by providing a variety of research services.  PharmOptima is currently seeking a Research Scientist who has a broad range of laboratory research experience with a focus on nonclinical in vivo models.  

Minimum:  Several years’ experience in general lab procedures, both in vivo and at the bench.  Performs laboratory procedures using established methods/models per study protocol and/or standard operating procedure.  Familiar and trained on use of general laboratory equipment such as dispensing pipettes, balances, centrifuges.  Proficient with sample handling procedures.  Prepares and reviews procedure worksheets, supporting tables and reports from raw data.  Demonstrated ability to develop complex methods and troubleshoot instrument problems.  Maintains assigned instruments in working order.

Expected:  Attention to detail with exceptional documentation practice.  Ability to communicate with colleagues and supervisor regarding on-going lab activities.  Maintains an organized and clean work-place.  Knowledge and experience in adherence to standards set by USDA & AAALAC established guidelines

Preferred:  Candidate has demonstrated ability to operate independently performing bench-top research studies including, and extensive hands-on experience and understanding of in vivo pharmacology and pharmacokinetic models.  Progression to Principal Scientist and/or Study Director in the conduct of nonclinical research studies, along with authoring protocols and reports.  Scheduling, planning, organizing, and conducting nonclinical research studies.  Personality to work within group/team setting to accomplish study objectives.  Skills to provide technique training to less experienced team members.   

Required: Minimum of BS in a biological science area with 5-10 years of applicable experience in a research setting or MS in a biological science with 3-5 years of applicable experience.

How to apply

To apply for a current position at PharmOptima please forward a resume and cover letter to info@pharmoptima.com