Director of Formulations/Drug Product Services


Bend, OR



The Director of Formulation & Product Development will be responsible for the early development of pharmaceutical formulation including, but not limited to pre-formulation assessments, identification of strategic formulation strategies, and formulation screening (SDD, lipids, particle size reduction, etc) to identify a preferred form and formulation for the drug substance or drug product intermediate as well as the development of final-dosage forms including, but not limited to tablets, capsules, sachets, suspensions, multi-particulates, pediatric forms for oral, nasal, and pulmonary delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the daily workflow of the department
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations for direct reports
  • Provides technical guidance and direction
  • Provides mentorship to direct reports
  • Provides strategic vision for organization and department
  • Contributes to R&D strategy
  • Delegation and oversight of new projects
  • Works directly with Executive Management on company budgeting and forecasting
  • Makes final recommendations for capital expenditure to Executive Management
  • Authors, reviews, and approves project proposals and budgets

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and lead cross-functional teams
  • Ability to function well in a high paced and at times stressful environment
  • Scientific curiosity and willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated experience in technical focus area (formulation sciences, analytical sciences, process engineering, drug product development)
  • Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical process and/or product development
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate

Education and Experience

  • M.S. in Science or Engineering discipline with 12+ years of experience
  • Ph.D in Science or Engineering with 8+ years of experience
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