Zachary Simon, Manufacturing Technician
"When seeking a job that closely aligned with my studies on cancer drugs, I was introduced to AustinPx. Their innovative solutions and advanced technologies piqued my interest, and I was eager to work on making cancer drugs more bioavailable. I have always found inspiration through learning from those around me. Whether it be personally or professionally, there is always a lesson that can be learned from, or a new challenge that can be overcome. I want to ensure that I contribute something positive to this world. I know that every day I come to work at AustinPx, I will be able to expand my knowledge and work alongside my peers who also seek to improve the lives of others. I am constantly surrounded by some of the brightest minds and hardest workers that I have ever met. The staff here at AustinPx has become a second family to me, and I am so glad to be a part of the team.”
Danielle Del Bosque
Danielle Del Bosque, Quality Control Chemist
"I joined the QC group just a quick year after graduating from UT with my bachelor’s in Biochemistry, where I’d worked in research on organo-metallic synthesis of potential anti-cancer drug candidates. During that time, I experienced the scope of the solubility problem, as it affected almost every stage of our projects from synthesis to characterization to biological assay. When I got the opportunity to work at AustinPx, whose entire mission is to help developers realize the full potential of drug-candidates overcome obstacles with solubility and bioavailability, I was so excited to contribute to something I truly believe will change the world. The next-generation capability of Kinetisol renders a wide array of pharmaceutical actives amorphous dispersions that likely otherwise would be infeasible for medicinal use. Kinetisol’s versatility, as well as the environmentally conscious nature of the process itself dramatically increases the potential library of novel chemical entities for use as pharmaceuticals. This, alongside the strides we can make in leading the way to sustainability in drug development and manufacturing will revolutionize our arsenal against both pathology and the climate crisis, and that is incredibly inspiring to me."
Madison McGrady, Process Engineer
"I started working for AustinPx as a research and development intern the summer leading up to my final year of undergrad. My experience as an intern was incredibly formative, as I was continually challenged and given opportunities to learn. It was impossible for me to imagine the start of my full-time career anywhere other than at AustinPx. Now, as a process engineer, my roles include managing process and development and scale-up activities in collaboration with the formulation and analytical development teams, participating in process technical transfer of manufacturing processes, and traveling to third-party CDMOs to oversee process transfer and manufacturing activities. In my role, I am constantly encouraged to think outside the box and explore various avenues to optimize outcomes. While I am passionate about what I do, ultimately the company culture is what drew me back to AustinPx. I believe that the people make the place, and that’s why I returned full-time and remain here as an employee today. Each day, I find inspiration from the patients whose lives we have the potential to forever change through the work we do at AustinPx. I look forward to my future at AustinPx, where I’m surrounded by brilliant and accomplished individuals who motivate me to work hard, learn, and grow every day."
Marshall Cisneros, Formulations Team Lead
"I was hired by AustinPx in 2012, when it was just getting started as Dispersol Technologies. Although I have worn many hats during my time at AustinPx, my main roles here are supervising ongoing formulation and process development projects, scheduling tasks with my team, all while keeping the formulations labs in a ready state. What I love about my job are the people. Everyone has their own special niche making each of them a great asset to the company as well as each being a valuable adviser to me. While I have been at AustinPx for over 10 years now, every year has brought something new to the table, which has taught me to adapt and stay ready for whatever may come my way. This has kept me constantly challenged and given me many opportunities to grow."
Angela Spangenberg, Senior Research Scientist
“I started working for AustinPx as a part-time contractor writing scientific development reports. As I worked alongside senior scientific staff and gained an understanding of how the KinetiSol® Technology was being applied to formulations, it was clear that if I came to AustinPx, it would be a door-opening career opportunity and a chance to work with a very talented team. I love working at AustinPx because the company ensures its scientists are provided the perfect balance of autonomy and support. The culture is collaborative, respectful, and congenial, so work life here is the most pleasant I have ever experienced. Moreover, from the perspective of a parent of two, AustinPx is very family-friendly. Although we work hard, parents are encouraged to take the necessary time to be highly involved in their kids’ lives. Additionally, I believe in AustinPx’s mission of enabling challenging molecules with our next-generation amorphous dispersion technology, and I am privileged to work with a like-minded team in a setting where inventiveness and scientific curiosity in service of a common goal are nurtured."
Dan Russell, Mechanical Design Manager
“I have always enjoyed problem solving, and now, as I watch my son grow, I am reminded about how much more I have to learn. Finding a job that continued to challenge me was very important, and that is what AustinPx offers me. I joined the AustinPx team because I found the prospect of being able to jump right in and start creating new equipment with our technology very appealing. At AustinPx, I develop and support the equipment that utilizes the company’s core technology. Each day that I come into work, I am given a new project or task that poses its own unique challenges that are fun to solve. The variety of the projects that I have been involved in has allowed me to develop a new set of skills as well as enhance existing ones. I am so thankful to work alongside such a great group of people, both intradepartmental and company-wide, that share my passion for continued learning and solving complex problems!”
Marilyn Walewangko, Senior Staff Accountant
"I joined the AustinPx team because I saw huge potential for personal and professional growth. Prior to accepting my role as a senior staff accountant, I performed a lot of research on AustinPx’s culture, because a sense of belonging, employee morale, and job satisfaction is very important to me. I noticed right away that there were a lot of long-term employees at AustinPx - which speaks volumes about working in a place where people want to be a part of for the long term! After just a few months with AustinPx, I immediately felt like I would be here for a long run. AustinPx has a great group of people and a great work-life balance. There is unlimited room for growth and I look forward to continuing to expand my knowledge and skills in this industry. I really enjoy collaborating with my fellow team members, meeting professional targets, helping others, and challenging myself. Outside of work, I am inspired by travel, and taking time to completely disconnect, refresh my mind, and make memorable memories with the family."
Devin Sarkady, Manufacturing Manager
"Like everyone else here, I wear many hats. In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of AustinPx’s GMP manufacturing programs, I oversee shipping and sourcing of controlled and uncontrolled raw materials for Operations. I also play a critical role in transferring and scaling up processes between Pharmaceutics and Manufacturing. What I love most about my job is the never-ending supply of challenges. It keeps my mind sharp and allows me to constantly learn new skills, and thus grow as a person. I joined AustinPx because my previous employer moved to California. I was thinking about moving back to the Northeast where I’m originally from and had offers to work with a several biotech companies. A former colleague who had joined AustinPx, reached out and asked if I would be interested in interviewing. I jumped at the opportunity! Joining AustinPx gave me the opportunity to work with some amazing people and to continue working in my chosen field while remaining in the area I love. So it was a win-win. After nine years with AustinPx, I continue to be inspired. I look forward to helping the company grow and to continuing to expand my understanding of drug product manufacturing, scale up and process optimization. "
Danny Davis, Associate Principal Scientist, TX Licensed Pharmacist
"During the last 2 years of my Ph.D. I had the opportunity to be an intern at AustinPx and work alongside the pharmaceutics group. In addition to the welcoming company culture, the opportunity to overcome bioavailability challenges for a range of drugs using their next-generation KinetiSol technology is why I joined the AustinPx team. I now work as a formulation scientist enabling the delivery of poorly water-soluble drugs by the KinetiSol technology and other solubility enhancement techniques, when appropriate. I love the ability to work with various clients and the task of solving some of the most challenging bioavailability problems in our industry. Each project's uniqueness requires me to expand my knowledge set and skills to apply the most efficient and effective approach; this continually motivates me to develop as a scientist. AustinPx allows me the opportunity to impact more patients than I could have ever imagined by allowing me to offer formulations solutions on a myriad of projects that enable drugs to progress through the clinical and, ultimately, approval."