Sr. Scientist 2, Formulation Development
High Point, NC - USA
Posted December 05, 2017

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Patheon is looking for people who are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. Patheon is in need of proven leaders to nurture talent, build effective teams and drive engagement in an environment where people are motivated to do their best for the company, its clients and their patients. To inspire collaboration and innovation.
The responsibilities of the Formulation Scientist include development of formulation and manufacturing processes for the new soft gel capsule products and other dosage forms, as needed, utilizing QbD principles.  Scientist evaluates these products for assay, impurities, dissolution, moisture and other tests, as needed. Scientist creates and executes project plans to include interaction with customers, literature searches, laboratory experimentation, pilot laboratory experimentation, and cooperation with support groups to meet, timing, budget, and product performance expectations. Additional responsibilities include experimental design, execution and data analysis while at the same time ensuring that Quality By design (QbD) principles are implemented early is formulation development.
Key Requirements
  1. Participates in development of scientific strategy.

  2. Develops realistic proposals and timelines. Leads meetings/teleconferences with clients.

  3. Coordinates development of methods and processes that meet or exceed the expectations from clients and provide innovation as necessary.

  4. Coordinates research of industry practices and processes and applies to innovative drug development internally and for client products. Presents recommendations internally and to clients.

  5. Leads projects without supervision; may lead multiple projects, including managing project timelines and deliverables.

  6. Guides and advises during implementation of new methodologies and processes.

  7. Solves problems related to the conduct of chemical experiments.

  8. Liaises with internal scientific, analytical, and laboratory functional areas to meet project and team objectives. 

  9. Performs all duties in strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices and Safety guidelines.  Maintains the necessary compliance status required by company and facility standards.



Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or related physical science. Advanced degree preferred.


Typically requires 8 years of progressive scientific experience, including 5 years in a related life sciences field. If related Master's degree, typically requires 6 years of related experience. If related PhD, typically requires 3 experience. Experience workng directly with clients.

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