Associate Research Chemist (1 Year Contract)

nterface Biologics (IBI) is an early commercial stage, privately held company based within the MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto. IBI develops innovative materials for Medtech and Pharmaceutical applications. The Company’s surface modification additives are used in FDA-approved medical devices and are clinically proven to reduce infection and thrombus-related complications. IBI’s sustained local drug delivery technology is applicable across a range of drug classes and medical specialties with an initial focus on ophthalmology. The company’s lead product under development in the local drug delivery technology is a dexamethasone-releasing intravitreal implant for the treatment of inflammatory ocular conditions and is anticipated to be in clinical trials in 2020. More information on the local, drug delivery technology can be found at:

Position Summary:

The Associate Research Chemist (1 Year Contract) will support the development of novel medicinal formulations for use in IBI’s local, sustained drug delivery technology. The position will have a role in synthesis, characterization, and testing of novel molecular compounds in support of IBI’s drug delivery platform technology. The ability to problem solve, perform work in a well-organized and logical manner, and communicate effectively are attributes that will be critical to success in this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Work under the supervision of a team leader to carry out organic reactions to support the development of new chemistries for drug delivery technology development
  • Characterize, interpret and document resulting data and problem solve organic synthesis challenges based on scientifically sound theory
  • Execute experiments to characterize new chemistries based on physical, chemical, thermal, and mechanical properties
  • Execute purification strategies for chemical compounds of interest for product development
  • Develop test methods and standard operating procedures for new synthetic reactions and characterizatio
  • Formulate candidate materials into drug delivery formulations and evaluate drug delivery properties
  • Work on multiple projects of varying complexity in parallel
  • Prepare reports, SOPs, and presentations as required, and maintain proper documentation
  • Communicate project results to team members, managers, and management as required

Required Education and Work Experience:

  • BSc, MSc.,or MASc in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science or Chemical Engineerin
  • 1-3 years research and experimental design experience, either in academia or industry

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Strong practical experience in organic synthesis and purification technique
  • Strong practical experience in analytical techniques including NMR, HPLC, MS, LC-MS, IR, DSC, XRD
  • Working knowledge of material testing
  • Working knowledge of quality systems and regulatory guidance’s (ICH/FDA/ISO)
  • Strong problem solving ability and creativity while working in a well-organized and logical manner
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills, and communication skills;
  • Flexible, with an ability to multi-task and adhere to timelines;

To apply for this 1 year Contract Position, please send a resume in confidence to:

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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