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Research Associate

Agilent Technologies
Job Location
5555 Airport Blvd
Boulder, CO 80301
United States

401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Time off including paid volunteer time, competitive salary, Employee Stock Purchase Options

Job Description

We are currently hiring a Research Associate for our Boulder, CO facility. The world's most revolutionary biopharma companies are partnering with Agilent Technologies to advance the next frontier of medicine. Agilent continues to invest in capacity and expansion of its Colorado operations. Join our team of professionals dedicated to the development and commercialization of nucleic acid therapeutics for life changing, lifesaving medicines.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Development of analytical methods for the analysis of materials ranging from process aids to finished Oligonucleotide drug substance.
  • Works closely with Process Development in support of new manufacturing processes.
  • Support of Quality Control by troubleshooting methods and procedures.
  • Validation of analytical methods per current internal SOPs and international regulations.
  • Analytical method and instrument troubleshooting.
  • Works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.


  • Minimum BS/BA in Chemistry or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience in analytical method development and validation with an emphasis in HPLC.
  • Experience working in a GMP regulated environment
  • Proficiency in the operation of HPLC, NMR, LC-MS, and general analytical instrumentation systems
  • We are seeking a keen problem-solver with a proactive approach.
  • Must be comfortable working individually and as part of the analytical method development team.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills


  • Small molecule development experience
  • Experience with oligonucleotide and nucleic acid chemistry
About Our Organization

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