Senior Formulation Scientist


Sellersville, PA


1827- Sr. Formulation Scientist

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the execution of development projects and with site groups for the introduction of new products. - 10%
  • Comfortable working with external clients, to supplement internal expertise and methodologies, proven ability to recognize internal limitations and make recommendations to external clients
  • Interact with cross functional departments including Business Development, Project Management, ARD,QC, Technical Services, Quality Assurance, Operations and external clients. - 10%
  • formulation/manufacturing process from tech transfer to operations in support of GMP manufacturing. - 20%
  • Apply and provide feasibility assessments for a variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential clients, products and investigations. - 10%
  • Conduct experiments which increase the company understanding of products it manufactures or intends to manufacture and conduct literature searches to support formulation development. - 10%
  • Assist, consult and troubleshoot during process transfer scale up and validation activities. - 10%
  • Prepare and review documents to support projects, such as laboratory notebooks, protocols, reports, assessments, investigation reports, regulatory submissions, master batch records, change control, etc. -10%
  • Complete and document physical sampling/testing such as loss on drying, particle size distribution, bulk density, viscosity, pH, tablet weight, thickness, hardness, friability; sample for analytical and microbiological testing. - 5%
  • Maintain the department laboratories, records, equipment and procedures in line with cGMP. - 5%
  • Responsible to ensure that R&D activities comply with Quality and EHS requirements. Managing and protecting R&D assets as intellectual property. Budgeting and managing expenses.
  • Develops strong, collaborative relationships with other departments/groups and fosters an environment of knowledge sharing. - 5%
  • Keeps up to date with current trends and advances in pharmaceutical sciences for liquids, semi-solids and oral dosage forms. - 5%


  • Essential Experience A minimum of 6-10 years of experience for BS or MS and 3-5 years of experience for PhD.
  • Pharmaceutical formulations development and processing experience in a wide variety of dosage forms, specifically, liquids, semi-solids and oral solid dosage forms. Experience in MUPS is a bonus.
  • Experience in development, DOE, QbD, statistics and unique technologies is preferred.

Qualifications Preferably:

  • BS, MS or PhD degree in Chemistry or Pharmaceutics.
  • Excellent written attention to detail and oral communication skills.

The following traits are strongly desired:

o Results oriented, driven and accountable

o Strong innovative, proactive, hands-on orientation

o Collaborative and transparent, ability to foster teamwork

o Ability to think strategically and execute on strategy

o Knowledge of investigational techniques such as RCA and risk assessment

o Effective research and problem-solving abilities

o Capable of managing multiple projects independently in a fast pace environment

o Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs

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