Director of Formulation Sciences


Bend, OR


Director of Formulation Sciences

The Director of Formulation Sciences will be responsible for the Formulation Sciences team and 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.

Supervisory 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
  • Has direct reports

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic vision for organization and department
  • Contributes to IR&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
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • 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

  • B.S. in Science or Engineering discipline with 15+ years of experience
  • M.S. in Science or Engineering discipline with 12+ years of experience
  • PhD in Science or Engineering with 5+ years of experience
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