Co-op Analytical Development

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Waltham, MA


The Co-op will provide technical expertise and hands-on execution to our Analytical Development Team. 

Full Description Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. is a world leading pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies that improve lives of people with neurological disorders. Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. has a manufacturing facility in Chelsea, MA. The lead product in this facility is for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. This product is in phase III of development and could profoundly increase the ability for many Parkinson's patients to live relatively normal lives.  

The Co-op will provide technical expertise and hands-on execution to our Analytical Development Team.

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist with the coordination of scientific studies to drive the development and understanding of our dry powder technology platform;
  • Support pre-formulation, formulation and process development activities; 
  • Perform and coordinate testing of inhalation dosage forms for characterization of physical and chemical properties;
  • Support manufacture for development and preclinical studies;
  • Participate in the development of the Acorda intellectual property portfolio;
Education and/or Experience:
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program.  Chemisty or a related field is preferred
  • Experience working in cGMP regulated environment is a plus.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite.
  • Technical laboratory skills.
  • Able to troubleshoot laboratory equipment, and associated software
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks independently to meet tight timelines and shifting priorities.
  • Demonstrates dedication to documentation/data traceability and strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates appropriate safety consciousness.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Ability to work safely and conscientiously in a laboratory environment; wear appropriate personal protective equipment; communicate with others in the laboratory to mutually ensure continued safe laboratory practices.
*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.