Senior Scientist / Formulation & IP


York, PA



Essential Functions:

  • Conducts technical research and analysis on specific therapeutic markets to create detailed business plans for commercial opportunities that drive R&D activities that can meet company goals and growth objectives.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of our products and services, as well as industry trends, regulatory framework, and competitors.
  • Assesses competitive landscape and advises the business as to the degree of competitors sophistication by which their technology can compete.
  • Performs all technical due diligence evaluations for new opportunities in partnership with the sales and business development functions. Recommends a go or no-go decision and effectively communicates confidence and risk.
  • Collaborates with other departments to ensure alignment and support of commercialization efforts.
  • Participates in annual and long-range business planning; develops technical and intellectual property strategies consistent with overall business strategy; effectively positions the business for sustainable and profitable commercial revenue streams.
  • Establishes and administers procedures pertaining to discovery of new technologies, based upon market feedback and unmet drug delivery needs.
  • Demonstrated competency in technical transfer from lab to process-scale.
  • Leads business in formulation and implementation of intellectual property strategy yielding significant competitive advantage; monitors and leads the business in effectively understanding relevant intellectual property landscape; maintains adequate records to support intellectual property-related actions; assists Patent Counsel in obtaining patent protection and assuring freedom to operate.
  • Forecasts operating and capital expense requirements and manages budgets.
  • Maintains current awareness of pharmaceutical and drug delivery technical progress via avenues including, but not limited to:
    • Industry peer networking
    • Monitoring relevant literature
    • Participating in industry groups
    • Attending relevant conference
  • Prepares technical literature in the form of research papers, technical journal submissions, and poster presentations in support of marketing effort.
  • Presents non-confidential technical information at conferences and symposiums.
  • Effectively communicates functional status within function as well as across division.
  • Prepares and presents reports, analyses, and other pertinent data/information to peers, clients, and/or management.
  • Manage and organize time, information, and resources effectively to meet deadlines and respond to requests on a timely basis.
  • Proven communication skills (verbal and written) with an ability to establish relationships and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders at various levels internally & externally.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Specifications:

  • Advanced degree (PhD or Master’s) in a scientific and/or engineering discipline focused in chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biology, biotechnology, or related area preferred.
  • Experienced with FDA-regulated business and requirements necessary to operate in compliance with FDA 21 CFR 211 regulations: familiarity with all stages of pre-clinical and clinical therapeutic offering development.
  • Knowledgeable in DEA regulations concerning controlled substances (e.g., Schedules II-V).
  • 5+ years technical selling in pharmaceutical and/or drug-delivery business; preferably experienced with transdermal, transmucossal, and/or oral thin film applications.
  • In-depth understanding of market research methods and analysis.
  • Extremely driven individual with high expectations of themselves and those around them.
  • Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes.
  • Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mindset.
  • Strong leadership, influencing, interpersonal, negotiation, communication, and organization skills.
  • Assist in setting financial targets and budget development and monitoring.
  • Proficiency with standard desktop computer software applications.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time (including some international).
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