San Diego, CA

Position Title: Formulation Technician

Department: Preclinical Research

Primary responsibilities:

Prepare article/substance dosage solutions/suspensions according to client specifications for use in preclinical studies.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform preparation of test article/substance dosage solution/suspension(s), ensure preparation procedures and calculations are standardized, performed consistently and recorded correctly by the technical personnel.
  • Receive all incoming test articles/substances and reagents.
  • Ensure that the documentation for the use of all test articles/substances and vehicles/reagents to ensure consistency and correctness.
  • Responsible for the sampling and the shipment of formulation samples.
  • Maintain cleanliness and general appearance of the Formulations Laboratory.
  • Ensure that test article/substance(s) from completed studies are returned to the sponsor as needed.
  • Responds to Quality Assurance audits of preparation procedures and calculations.
  • Maintain an up to date inventory of reagents, test article/substance, vehicles and samples.
  • Review chemistry data for submission at completion of study.
  • Prepare accurate packing list for the shipment of test article/substances and samples to the sponsor and/or analytical laboratory. Notify appropriate personnel of shipments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S.) or Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in related discipline.
  • Experience: 1-3 years related experience in biology or chemistry related role.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Position requires good communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to adapt in a dynamic team environment are keys for success.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with education and experience.


Absorption Systems cares about our work community and offers a variety of benefits allowing employees the opportunity to customize a benefits package that meets their personal needs. Company benefits include the following:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Healthcare & Dependent Care
  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance
  • 401k
  • Job Type: Full-time

About Absorption Systems

Absorption Systems, founded in 1996, assists pharmaceutical and medical device companies in identifying and overcoming ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity) barriers in the development of drugs, biologics and medical devices. Additionally, Absorption Systems goes deep into each of those areas, offering in vitro, in situand in vivomodels to assess the properties in question. The company’s mission is to continually develop innovative research tools that can be used to accurately predict human outcomes or to explain unanticipated human outcomes when they occur. The CellPort Technologies® platform, a suite of human cell-based test systems for drug transporter characterization, exemplifies Absorption Systems’ commitment to innovation and is soon to be an industry assay standard for in vitrodrug interaction assessment.

Absorption Systems has facilities in Exton, PA, San Diego, CA, and Boston, MA to serve customers throughout the world.

Alongside of our enthusiasm for science and research, we have a passion to see each and every one of our employees grow and succeed both personally and professionally. We encourage our employees to continually enhance their ability to contribute to the success of the organization and advance their careers. Absorption Systems is committed to creating an environment where individuals are encouraged to grow and work in collaboration with each other while being passionate about innovation. The professional culture of our organization is a goal oriented environment full of internally driven and motivated professionals. Our company is unique in the fact that there is freedom for autonomy to execute and the ability for each employee to grow in directions that align their individual aspirations with company growth.

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Job Type: Full-time

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