Process Development Engineer 2 / Sr Research Associate

Research & Development San Diego, CA


About Pacira
Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results.
Why work with us?
Rarely do you have an opportunity to do work that really matters. What drives us is our mission. What makes us successful are our people.  At Pacira, you are part of an inclusive culture that fosters collaboration, growth, and innovative thinking - a place where you can make an impact and help change the standard of care in non-opioid pain management. Be part of our movement, let’s pursue excellence together.
The purpose of this position is to actively participate in the formulation development, process development and scale-up of pipeline product candidates.
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this job. Other duties may be assigned.  
Hands on work to set-up and run experiments on bench scale equipment in a laboratory setting.
Trouble-shoot problems that come up during process development.
Aid in the design of new equipment and materials needed for development.
Perform analytical work to analyze samples from process development runs for characterization of the process.
Maintain all data and information in laboratory notebooks.
Compile, analyze, organize and present data to the teach.
Use design of experiments to identify key process parameters that are critical for the tech transfer and scale up of the process at the clinical manufacturing scale

Education and Experience:
BS in Chemical Engineering or Equivalent
Preferably 2-5 years of pharmaceutical and/or R&D experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities with a high degree of self-motivation.
Experience in analytical techniques for evaluation of process samples.
Hands on lab, pilot plant, or commercial production experience.
Knowledge of process equipment and chemistry is required.
Ability to work both independently and in cross functional teams.
Demonstrated computer efficiency (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets).
Strong observation skills and problem-solving ability.
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  
EEO Statement
Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
At Pacira we are committed to intentionally cultivating a culture of inclusion where all feel welcomed and valued for their background, perspectives, and experiences. We hold one another accountable to promote trust and transparency in support of our communities and collective purpose.