Job Description


LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based drug formulation development company, is seeking a scientist/senior scientist to lead individual drug formulation development projects. LATITUDE utilizes its extensive experience and proprietary technologies to solve issues of insolubility, instability, poor absorption and other formulation challenges over a range of dosage forms for both external clients and internal programs.  A successful candidate will possess proficiency in a variety of analytical chemistry techniques.  This is a salaried, full-time position.


Job Requirements

  • Act as the lead on multiple projects with direct and/or indirect report management responsibilities.
    • Projects may involve pre-formulation assessment, formulation development, scale-up and/or tech transfer to manufacturing, as well as formulation optimization to provide desired solubility, stability and container compatibility.
  • Design, execute and interpret formulation development based on the defined deliverables, planning the activities to meet the project timelines. Oversee the progress of projects.
  • Prepare presentations of data and progress; make regular presentations to external clients during formulation development projects.
  • Maintain and ensure safe laboratory environment and work practices.
  • Remain current in the field by review of relevant scientific literature.
  • The candidate may be responsible for the supervision of a group of up to 4 direct reports.


Required Skills and Experience

  • D. degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Biochemistry or other industry-relevant field
  • 4+ years’ experience in a laboratory setting with analytical chemistry techniques


Salary commensurate with experience. LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an EOE.

Interested candidates should send their resume (cover letter optional) to: