Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Research Chemist I/II



Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2024
Research Chemist I/II
About Contraline

Contraline is a medical device company based in Charlottesville, Virginia. We are developing the first long-lasting, non-hormonal, and reversible male contraceptive. Our mission is to improve the reproductive health of patients worldwide by commercializing state-of-the-art medical products.

Job description

This position involves developing innovative biomaterials to enable next-generation implants and Contraline’s broader hydrogel platform.

What you'll do
  • Actively design and plan experimental studies for the development of novel biomaterials. Specifically develop detailed study plans including scientific approaches and rationales, technical milestones, and deliverables with timelines
  • Synthesize polymers and other biomaterials; design and develop analytical tools to characterize new formulations
  • Execute, analyze, and generate reports from chemical and material characterizations (including NMR, FT-IR, LC-MS, MALDI-TOF, UV-Vis, melting point)
  • Support formulation development on cross-disciplinary teams
  • Develop and write working instructions and translate to SOPs
  • Translate experimental findings into scientific reports
  • Prepare data and reports for laboratory meetings, publications, patents, and regulatory submissions
  • Ideate and recommend new formulation, biomaterial, product, and technology-related ideas to supervisor and other research managers to maintain and enhance company’s position in the marketplace
What you'll need
  • B.S. degree with a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant professional experience, or M.S. degree with a minimum of 1-3 years of experience, or PhD degree
  • Experience in polymer chemistry and biomaterials is preferred
  • Experience working in the biotech/pharmaceutical/medical device is highly preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong ability to plan and prioritize
  • Exceptional multi-tasker with ability to perform in a fast-paced environment while maintaining vigilant attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with teams
  • Self-motivator

Apply here.