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Sr. Associate Scientist, Formulation Development

ID: 649
Department: CMC Pharmaceutical Development
Location: HQ: Cambridge
# of Openings: 1

Description

Functional area:  Formulation Development

 

Position description:  

This position will be part of Pharmaceutical Research and Development. The incumbent will be responsible for formulation and manufacturing process development of oral solid dosage forms for small molecules and peptide drugs. This position will be responsible for performing pre-formulation studies, formulation and manufacturing process development studies, processing, analyzing and presenting experimental data, and writing and reviewing technical reports.

 

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of Senior Associate Scientist position include but are not limited to:

  • Design and execute formulation development studies for small molecule and peptide drugs.

  • Participate in oral solid dosage forms manufacturing processes development, process scale-up from bench top to pilot scale, technology transfer to commercial development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) and oversee clinical manufacturing campaigns at CDMOs.  Manufacturing processes involve but not limited to granulation, encapsulation, tableting, coating, and spray drying.

  • Design and execute pre-formulation studies to characterize solubility, ionization constant, lipophilicity, chemical stability, and-solid state properties of drug candidates.  Testing includes but not limited to pharmaceutical powder characterization, pH measurement, HPLC, TGA, DSC, microscopy, dissolution, and XRPD.

  • The incumbent will be responsible for compiling data, preparing summary presentation, and authoring technical reports. Effective communication skills are desirable for interaction with laboratory scientists and colleagues in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research and development environment

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S./B.A. in Pharmaceutics, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Pharmacy, Biochemistry or related discipline with 5 years of industrial experience in pharmaceutical research and development environment

  • Hands-on experience in formulation and manufacturing process development of oral solid dosage forms for small molecules and peptides.

  • Good understanding of physical, inorganic, and organic chemistry

  • Familiarity with FDA/ICH guidelines relative to drug substance and drug product development.

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