San Diego, CA

Position Title: Scientist Ophthalmology

Position Description

This position requires a broad knowledge of ocular anatomy, physiology and biochemistry to help develop and support in vivo models to screen therapeutics and devices being developed for various ocular disorders. Experience with ocular surgical, dosing and sampling techniques is required. The position requires the development of protocols and criteria to effectively carry out experiments. The position requires written and oral presentation of scientific data for the purpose of Sponsor reports as well as presentation at scientific meetings and/or preparation of manuscripts for publication. Expertise to guide investigators (Sponsors) on the approaches necessary to characterize the pharmacological effects of their molecules based on disease mechanisms is valuable.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Scientist will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Functional role of Principal Investigator or Study Director for preclinical ophthalmic studies
  • Manage the conduct of preclinical studies. Participate in study design
  • Help in the preparation of study protocols and reports
  • Develop and execute research studies to expand research capabilities.
  • Develop and execute training programs
  • Write or revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to assure facility compliance with applicable regulations, Client expectations, and current industry standards
  • May be required to serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Perform other duties as directed by management.

Candidate Requirements:

Ability to perform duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.

Ability to understand Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and study protocols.

Must be flexible to work various schedules and hours as well as provide comprehensive, after-hours, and on-call coverage as needed.


Graduate level degree (e.g. M.S. /PhD, DVM) required. Post-doctoral candidates are desirable

Additional training in the GLPs and other applicable regulations required.


Minimum 2 years’ experience preferred.

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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