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Kezar Life Sciences is combining courage, conviction and cutting-edge science to develop breakthrough treatments for immune-mediated and oncologic disorders helping people overcome their disease and live a better life.

Team spirit and strong bonds are at the heart of who we are, and we’re always looking for equally dynamic and motivated individuals to join our team.

Are you interested in helping us create victories for patients most in need? Browse our open positions and apply for one today.

Scientist I, Pharmaceutical Development

Job Summary

Kezar Life Sciences (NASDAQ: KZR), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical, is seeking a motivated Scientist 1 to join our Pharmaceutical Development team. The purpose of this position is to develop preclinical and clinical formulations, and the analytical methods to characterize them, in support of our small molecule immunology and oncology programs. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary team requiring a high degree of creativity and initiative. This is an exciting time to help drive the development of novel therapies for unmet needs in multiple indications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop small molecule HPLC and other analytical methods
  • Participate in small molecule preclinical and clinical formulation design and development
  • Assist in analytical method transfers, drug product manufacturing technology transfers, and other CMO/CRO oversight activities
  • Prepare and characterize formulations for preclinical studies
  • Manage drug product stability studies
  • Keep an accurate and detailed electronic laboratory notebook
  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.
  • Additional responsibilities may be added as needed


  • Degree (MS or PhD preferred) in chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or related field with minimum 2 years pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of small molecule analytical methods development and qualification/validation, experience in GMP environment a plus
  • Solid understanding of basic organic chemistry
  • Expertise in HPLC and other small molecule analytical techniques
  • Pre-formulation and formulation experience
  • Very strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Technical writing experience such as protocols, reports, and SOPs
  • Ability to communicate complex scientific findings and recommendations in one-on-one discussions, departmental meetings, and written reports.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with multiple projects, priorities, and personalities.
  • Happy to spend significant time in lab

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Senior Manager/Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs


Kezar Life Sciences (NASDAQ: KZR), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and highly motivated Senior Manager/Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs who will provide support to the Senior Director, RA. Kezar is focused on small molecule drug development and discovery to target autoimmune/inflammatory disorders (lupus/lupus
nephritis, dermatomyositis/polymyositis, autoimmune cytopenia) and oncology based on the biology of protein homeostasis. Our lead compound, KZR-616 (a selective inhibitor of the immunoproteasome), is in Phase 2 clinical trials, and we are planning for expansion into other indications. We have multiple drug discovery programs targeting protein secretion, and one drug candidate (KZR-261) that is completing IND-enabling activities with plans to conduct the first-in-human oncology study starting in 2021. This is an exciting time to help drive the development of novel therapies for unmet needs in multiple indications.

This position will be responsible for assisting with regulatory strategy, contributing to Agency meetings, and management of worldwide regulatory submissions and responses. In this role, emphasis will be on proper strategic and operational planning, collaboration with development
team members, and execution on all aspects of regulatory affairs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Global Regulatory Affairs activities and management of CRO activities; lead the preparation, review and submission of documents to the FDA and other regulatory authorities
  • Work with multidisciplinary project groups in meeting established objectives; prioritize projects to meet internal and external deadlines; and provide regulatory guidance to key stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Assist in development of regulatory authority meeting requests, briefing documents, and preparation for regulatory meetings
  • Manage the internal review and approval process for submissions and regulatory questions and responses
  • Manage internal meetings around regulatory submissions and maintain internal trackers and databases, as appropriate
  • Provide support for pharmacovigilance-related regulatory interactions
  • Provide support to resolve critical regulatory issues, bring the appropriate experts together as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in a life sciences, chemistry, or related discipline, advanced degree preferred
  • Regulatory affairs certification (RAC) a plus
  • 5+ years of hands-on Regulatory Affairs experience involving successful IND/IND amendment submissions; experience in NDA/MAA submissions highly preferred
  • Experience in eCTD format and structure
  • Knowledge of the drug development process (early stage through commercialization)
  • Experience in successfully leading submission teams
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements, including ICH requirements and regional requirements for global territories and have an in-depth understanding of current global and regional trends in Regulatory Affairs
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks, with strong drive to deliver high-quality work on a tight timeline CMC and/or Device experience a plus
  • Veeva Vault document management experience preferred
  • Able to work and communicate well within a multidisciplinary project team and to manage multiple projects simultaneously; collaborative team player with a desire to make an impact
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), MS Project, and Adobe Acrobat

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