Description of the research scientist role:
In this role, you will develop new drug delivery dosage forms including all aspects of preformulation and formulation development activities including:
- Making batches for conducting stability studies as per guidelines.
- Carrying out packaging development.
- Carrying out analytical method development or to assist analytical research teams, whenever it is required.
- Maintaining all equipment and records.
- Writing and issuing product development reports.
- Developing specifications and other documentation.
- Conducting literature and patent searches to identify appropriate formulation approach and design strategy.
- Assisting in technology transfer from R&D to production.
- Providing manufacturing support for established products.
- Master's degree, PhD, or equivalent in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering, or related area.
- PhD with minimum of two years' pharmaceutical industrial experience.
- MS with minimum of eight years' industrial experience in solids dosage form formulation.
- Sophistication in IVIVC software, equipment instrumentation, and statistical programs such as DOE experimental design.
- A working knowledge of pharmaceutical ingredients, manufacturing processing equipment, and testing equipment.
- The ability to coordinate multiple drug delivery or dosage form development projects.
- Knowledge of FDA guidelines.
- Understanding of experimental design using statistical techniques.
- Understanding of chemical and physical properties of active ingredients.
- Working knowledge of the gross limitations of biological systems with regard to acceptability, tolerance, and toxicity of major classes of chemical compounds and drugs and delivery platform materials.
- Advanced knowledge of pharmacokinetics as it applies to development of dosage forms.
- Knowledge in scientific principles and regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical development.
- Excellent verbal and written skills.
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