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The Senior Scientist is responsible for novel formulations and delivery technologies that meet regulatory and commercial requirements. The Sr. Scientist actively participates in all the phases of development including pre-formulation, process development scale-up and commercialization. This position requires exercising independent judgment to perform the responsibilities described herein.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Assume project leader responsibility and independently design and conduct R&D experiments, assays, or procedures of considerable complexity with considerable discretion as to work details requiring complicated scientific analysis, operational planning and execution from pre formulation to commercial.

·         Identify scientific gaps, issues and opportunities of current project work

·         Contribute to the success of research initiatives applying a wide variety of scientific concepts and technologies to the development of new products impacting the portfolio

·         Analyze and interpret results, systems or procedures; troubleshoots failed experiments, assays or procedures and makes changes as appropriate.

·         Ensure that laboratory notebooks are consistently updated, audited, and well maintained

·         Propose programs to achieve IP-position relevant for future R&D

·         Author/review analytical protocols, SOPs, reports and related documentation.

·         Effectively collaborate with a fully integrated team to facilitate the success of projects (i.e., Quality, Manufacturing, BD)

Interpret and effectively communicate complex scientific findings in one-on-one discussions and department and functional meetings

Job Requirements

Education: Masters Degree in relevant disciplines pertaining to drug development (or equivalent with work experience); PhD preferred

Experience: At least 7 years of industry experience in pharmaceutical research and development

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Product development experience with successful track record of leading programs resulting in FDA approval 

·         High proficiency in QbD both in design and full execution (sanitized real examples are required).

·         Preference for oral/liquid solid dosage forms with small and large molecules.

·         Solid knowledge of FDA and cGMP requirements.

·         Experience in preparing reports, literature reviews, and technical issues and their resolution affecting the product development.

·         Authoring formulation development and stability sections for regulatory submissions.

·         Strong results driven personality, excellent judgment, and motivation.

·         Maintain state-of-the-art scientific knowledge with solid experience in creating and securing IP.

·         Ability to clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing, to all levels of the organization.

·         Working in a cross-functional environment interacting with departments such as regulatory, quality, manufacturing, and project management.

·         Working with external clients and/or CDMO/CROs.

·         Flexibility to acquire additional competencies and skill sets as mandated by the changing needs of the organization.  

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Good understanding of analytical methods (HPLC, Dissolution etc.)


*May require travel up to 15%