Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc.

Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc.

Research Scientist

Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc. founded in 1983, is a leader in nasal drug delivery. The Company is utilizing its platform technologies to delivering both small- and large-molecule drugs by nasal administration. Intranasal drug delivery may lead to greater drug efficacy, speed of action, safety, and patient compliance. Nastech has shown great promise in delivering drugs directly to the Central Nervous System via the nasal passages where there is no blood brain barrier. Nastech has a diverse product portfolio across multiple therapeutic areas, including products targeted for the treatment of male and female sexual dysfunction, pain management, osteoporosis, cancer and hepatic illnesses, growth deficiency and multiple sclerosis.

The candidate will work in the Cell and Molecular Biology group within R&D on projects to identify and develop compounds for non-viral oligonucleotide delivery for in vitro and in vivo drug delivery and therapeutic applications. The candidate will work with chemists and other biologists to identify and optimize compounds and formulations that enhance the delivery of oligonucleotide-based drugs and will also be involved in developing oligonucleotide drugs, particularly siRNAs, for selected therapeutic applications.

Our ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in the biological sciences required and have 3-5 years of experience using standard molecular and cell biology, as well as selected biophysical techniques. Must be a hands-on bench scientist. Must have significant experience in (1) Mammalian cell/tissue culture and cell-based assays; (2) basic viral and non-viral gene delivery knowledge, (3) molecular biology techniques such as RNA extraction and RT-PCR, (4) knowledge and skills to analyze polymer properties, such as size and surface potentials. Must be an independent and critical thinker, work well in project teams, and perform well under heavy work loads.

We provide a competitive compensation/benefits/stock option package for our team members. If you desire a position working in an exciting scientific environment with the potential for tremendous professional contribution, apply today!

Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc.

Email: jobs@nastech.com

Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer