Associate Principal Scientist, Oral Formulation Sciences

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Job Description

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated scientist with an

outstanding scientific track-record and extensive experience in

pharmaceutical product development from the drug discovery interface

through commercialization of oral drug product manufacturing.

Additional responsibilities are as follows:


Lead development of new, innovative approaches for product

development, generation of experimental designs, execution

experimental plans and data analysis


Drives evaluation of new technologies and leads capability build

to deploy them to pipeline assets


Collaborates effectively within and across functional areas and is

a recognized subject matter expert in at least one area of drug

delivery and/or drug product manufacturing technology.


The desired individual is someone who will bring knowledge and

creativity to the position as well as have the discipline to drive



Can independently execute formulation and process development

activities using DOEs for new chemical entities or life cycle

management opportunities while also helping to coach others in a

collaborative environment


Coordinate development activities with process chemistry,

preformulation, analytical, and physical characterization groups


Leads project activities at external manufacturing sites


Facilitate manufacturing, packaging and release of clinical

supplies for clinical studies, assist in scale up activities at

pilot and commercial scale, and summarize results in technical

reports and presentations


Enhance our Companys professional image and competitive advantage

through patents, presentations, publications and professional

activities and advance areas such as science and technology

development, technical and business strategic improvements,

business process innovations


Maintain awareness of relevant new and current technologies,

capabilities, and effectively share this knowledge with others

Education Minimum Requirement:


Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering,

Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline with a minimum of 4

years relevant industry experience. B.S. or M.S. degree in

Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline with

minimum of 10 years relevant industrial experience.

Required Experience and Skills**:


Capable of leading formulation development activities in matrix

team environments to define a robust formulation and manufacturing



Experience with conventional and novel drug product technologies

that can be utilized to develop pipeline assets, including hands

on experience to independently operate in a pilot plant as well as

an in-depth understanding of the science to train others in the



Recognized as a technical expert and scientific contributor with

proven ability to identify and develop innovative ideas


Has broad knowledge of formulation science and in depth-knowledge

in multiple areas, including core understanding of the drug

development process


Demonstrated ability to independently design, execute and lead

complex experiments and data analysis


Track record of working effectively with team-members of diverse

skill sets and backgrounds


Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:


Prior experience leading development projects at an enterprise



Capable of mentoring individuals in a peer to peer fashion and as

a technical mentor


Recognized as a subject matter expert in at least one drug

delivery and/or manufacturing technology


Demonstrated ability to identify, fundamentally characterize and

address manufacturing challenges through the development and

optimization of novel production technologies.


Desire to build new capabilities through the evaluation of new

technologies and hands-on optimization of existing technologies.


Demonstrated ability to apply the principles of physical/organic

chemistry, physical pharmacy & materials science to solving

practical pharmaceutical development problems

Internal Number: R6677
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  • Negotiable
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  • Re-132529
  • Permanent
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