Product Development Scientist (1629)

Position contributes and partakes in new product screening, development and commercial launch based on Colorcon Stage Gate process. Polymer and material screening and characterization are key responsibilities for this position.
Responsibilities & Duties
Maintains a current knowledge of developments in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Develops models and analyzes data for formulation and process optimization using design of experiment methodologies.
Contributes to screening of new materials and platform technologies as required and prioritized
Develops technical data to support the use of Colorcon products in new applications.
Evaluates new materials for use in oral dosage forms.
Operates processing equipment including, but not limited to, weighing, blending, mixing, compression and coating of solid dosage formulations.
Performs analytical testing to evaluate material and formulation performance of materials and formulations
Performs formulations of immediate, delayed or extended release dosage forms with specific focus on technology and excipient properties affecting manufacturing and drug release performance, as required.
Performs routine stability testing in accordance with ICH guidelines and written stability protocols to assess product shelf-life and stability.
Documents experimental work concisely and efficiently including detailed laboratory notebook keeping.
Prepares analysis and summaries of experimental results and communicates in a concise and timely manner.
Efficiently uses the internet to conduct background research, obtain patents and journal articles and conduct other relevant research and development work.
Writes content for technical publications and presentations and presents to external audiences.
Solves technical problems and acts a problem-solving resource to junior members of the department.
Required Experience
B.S. or higher degrees in Pharmacy, Polymer / Materials Sciences & Engineering.
An understanding of pharmaceutical excipients and experience in solid oral dosage form development is preferred.
Experience in 3D printing, lipid drug delivery and computational modeling is desirable
Four years work experience in a laboratory.
Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry unit operations such as: tableting, film-coating, etc. preferred.
Good organizational skills with an emphasis on accurate data recording.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be proficient in Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint
Has a good working knowledge of polymer chemistry, use of excipients in solid oral dosage forms and film coating systems.

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