Dynavax Technologies

Scientist I/II/III - Analytical Development

6 months ago(7/24/2017 10:53 AM)
Global Technical Operations


As a member of the Analytical Development team, this role will support the early to late stage drug development programs at Dynavax including oligonucleotides, peptides, and proteins. The successful candidate may develop, transfer, and qualify analytical methods for drug substance and drug product release, stability and characterization.


  • Conduct bench activities for analytical characterization of new drug candidates.
  • May develop, optimize, and qualify test methods for assigned projects.
  • May create and review technical documents including analytical method development reports, method qualification protocols and reports, standard operating procedures in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide documentation for the development and implementation of test methods by generating study plans, protocols, standard operating procedures and reports.
  • Collaborate with other research and development departments, and actively support testing of new drug candidates at various stages of development.
  • May coordinate the activities of external research laboratories that have been contracted to conduct assay development or sample testing.
  • May participate in technical transfer of assays to QC and Process Development and contract laboratories in a cGMP or GLP environment.
  • Perform bench work up to 75% of the time.
  • Support the organization in maintaining a work environment focused on quality and that fosters respect, learning, open communication, collaboration, integration, and teamwork.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • PhD in relevant field with minimum of 1 to 2 years’ related industry experience in analytical development for the Scientist I; 2 to 5 years’ experience for the Scientist III; and 6+ years’ for the Scientist III.  
  •   Must have experience with a wide range of analytical techniques including but not limited to HPLC (reversed phase, size exclusion), LC-MS, and spectrophotometric assays.
  • Expertise in analysis of oligonucleotides and peptides is a strong plus..
  • Must have working knowledge of statistical data analysis.
  • Strong analytical, technical writing, communication and data management skills are required.
  • Experience working with external contractors, such as partner companies or external laboratories involved in chemical analysis highly desirable.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, and multi-task under aggressive timelines to support department and corporate objectives.
  • A self-starter who is flexible, as well as action and goal-oriented.
  • Must have the aptitude to apply critical thinking and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Enjoys a fast-paced, team-oriented, and collaborative environment.


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