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Althea Technologies, Inc.

Research Associate I &ndash

Althea Technologies, Inc. - San Diego, CA

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Ajinomoto Althea, Inc. is a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization providing clinical drug process development and manufacturing services to global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Althea is a leading expert in aseptic filling of drug product in vials and syringes, and our focused expertise and capabilities make us one of the industry’s top leaders for cGMP microbial fermentation of recombinant proteins and plasmid DNA. In conjunction with these manufacturing operations, Althea offers comprehensive development services including: upstream and downstream process development, complex formulations, lyophilization cycle, analytical development, product release and ICH-compliant stability testing.

Now is an exciting time to join Althea. We have talented people working together to help our clients advance their innovative product pipelines. We believe that people are our greatest asset and we are committed to providing our employees with an environment that fosters personal and professional growth.

Our work atmosphere is fast paced, stimulating and customer focused. Employees take pride in knowing our efforts are helping countless patients for years to come.

Althea is currently seeking a Research Associate I - Crystalomics

. Althea’s Crystalomics team is a group dedicated to protein crystallization for the development of sustained release and high concentration formulations. Crystalomics is a platform unique to Althea and has been utilized to develop alternative drug delivery formulations of drug substances that are advancing into clinical trials.

The Associate I develops and optimizes crystallization screens and formulations. This position regularly exercises technical discretion in design, execution, and interpretation of experiments.

This role is a great opportunity to broaden your technical expertise and be a part of something different!


Responsible for performing research and development experiments for projects and products in collaboration with others.

Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.

Investigates, creates, and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement under limited supervision.

Exercises technical discretion in design, execution, and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project goals.

Creates and updates SOP’s.

Contributes to project progress within scientific discipline through innovative research.

Maintains laboratory notebooks, prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses.

Applies established principles, theories and concepts in area of responsibility, together with a working knowledge of related disciplines.

Responsible for identifying patentable inventions and acting as investigator in conducting his or her own experiments.

Embodies Althea’s cultural values by aligning daily actions with department goals and company culture.

Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.


Bachelor’s degree in a Life Sciences discipline or equivalent.

Zero to three (0-3) years of relevant experience in similar environment.

Protein crystallization experience is a strong plus.

Biophysical and biochemical characterization experience is a strong plus.

ELN experience is a plus.

Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work independently, within prescribed guidelines, or as a team member.

Demonstrated ability to follow detailed directions in a laboratory environment.

Must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications.

If you meet the requirements above, and would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at and click on the Careers section. Please be sure to note where you saw our ad posting.

We are an EOE dedicated to a diverse work force and Drug Free work environment.

Qualified M/F/D/V candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Althea Technologies, Inc.

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Location: San Diego, CA

Company Profile:
Althea Technologies, Inc., based in San Diego, CA, is focused on reducing the time, risk, and overall cost of our partner's drug development efforts. We apply immediate resources, unsurpassed scientific expertise, and a vast knowledge of regulatory affairs to facilitate the progression from drug discovery to clinical approval. Althea was founded in 1998 with the purpose of accelerating drug development by providing reliable, high quality services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. With our founders' well-known expertise in gene quantification and biopharmaceutical development, we began offering custom real-time qPCR assay services and plasmid DNA production. Today, Althea has established itself as a leading provider of these highly technical services. Our continued growth has enabled us to expand our service portfolio and more than double our manufacturing capacity.