Formulation Technician

COMPANY: Champions Oncology, Inc.

TITLE AND CLASSIFICATION: Formulation Technician

REPORTING LOCATION: Baltimore or Gaithersburg, MD

REPORTS TO: Laboratory Operations Manager

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: Provide all chemistry and formulation support for in vivo research. Develop preparation methods if not provided. Document all work for a regulatory environment.


  • Collect and document pertinent data for the receipt, distribution, preparation and disposition of test compounds, reagents, and carriers/vehicles in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Draft, edit, modify and verify preparation procedures according to protocol / Project Lead and/or Client instruction.
  • Prepare solutions with test materials and vehicles according to study protocols and SOPs.
  • Prepare labels and related documentation of study procedures.
  • Prepare media for tumor transport, tumor implantation, and cryopreservation.
  • Assist w/ the costing of consumable supplies used for studies.
  • Assist with ordering drugs, reagents, and lab supplies.
  • Recommend drug/dosing regimens in collaboration with the project management team based on historical data.
  • Dispose of chemical compounds according to regulatory guidelines.
  • Report all animal care concerns regarding prepared dose materials in an acceptable manner.
  • Monitor test materials accountability and re-supply, maintain facilities for regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Involved in quality investigations and resolution and implementation of appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
  • Maintain test material inventory, lot information, COA, and SDS for test agents and reagents.


  • Strong Chemistry and/or Biology knowledge is a must.
  • Ability to perform dose calculations and unit conversions.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Work with precision in a regulated laboratory environment.
  • Interact and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization.


  • AS/BS degree in Science or related field. Two years of experience in a CRO environment may be substituted for education.
  • CRO experience is a plus.
  • Hospital and/or compounding pharmacy experience a plus.


  • Must be able to sit and use hands to finger, handle and feel.
  • Must be able to lift and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time using a computer in a typical office environment in a multi-level facility
  • Some activities require repetitive motion and reaching, pulling or pushing.
  • All duties performed while using required personnel protective equipment.
  • In carrying out the duties of the job there will be frequent exposure to fumes and chemical hazards.
  • Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary.



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