Position: Formulation Associate

Position Summary

Expected salary: At or Above Market Rate

Work location: Hangzhou, China

Seniority Level: Junior level

Employment Type: Full-Time


METiS is seeking an entrepreneurial individual to join our dynamic team. The candidate will work with an exciting cross-disciplinary team of software and hardware engineers to build a high-throughput formulation platform. The main role of the position is to support the Principle Formulation Scientist to conduct preclinical formulation preparation, characterization, and testing. The candidate will also support the formulation of new drug product development to provide enhanced benefits to patients across multiple therapeutic areas. The ideal applicant will be an experienced lab researcher with hands-on experience in pre-formulation and formulation development.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for preclinical formulation (and pre-formulation) preparation, characterization, and testing

  • Support preclinical development and IND-enabling work

  • Participate in early-stage activities such as physicochemical characterization laboratory work

  • Responsible for general lab maintenance and operations such as Chemical inventory, lab safety, permits, purchases, etc.

  • Responsible for instrument maintenance



  • Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline, or

  • BS/MS with 3+ years of industry experience

  • Hands-on lab experience in pre-formulation and formulation development

  • Experience with HPLC and other stability testing methods

  • Experience in the field of drug delivery


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing, and challenging environment.

  • Ability to multi-task with focuses on short- and long-term goals

  • Experience with biologics, mRNA or gene therapy will be a strong advantage

All interested candidates please send resume and cover letter  (中英文都可以) to hr@metispharmaceuticals.com