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Formulation Senior Research Associate

Boston, MA 02210

Posted: 09/21/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 578436 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

General Summary:

The Formulation Senior Research Associate will perform an array of activities working with other scientists to advance drug candidates from exploratory development through commercial line extension in a Quality by Design (QbD) environment using lab based and computational tools.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

· Contribute to the development of solid dosage forms for clinical and commercial use, generate data for project progression and regulatory filings, conduct a range of activities for optimization and scale up studies

· Help execute, and interpret laboratory experiments, with minimal supervision, to meet established project timelines

· Maintain accurate and complete laboratory notebook capturing protocols, results and observations

· Interpret data to form sound conclusions

· Timely document integrated experimental outcomes in presentations and research reports

· Perform basic statistical analysis of experimental data

· Assist in technical transfer to CMO partners for clinical trial manufacture

· Initiate experimental troubleshooting on routine problems, with minimal supervision

· Contribute to drafting regulatory filing documentation

· Comply with all relevant Safety and GMP procedures


Knowledge and Skills:

· Sound technical knowledge of pharmaceutical and engineering principles in the solid dosage form development for both clinical and commercial scales

· Hands on experience with formulation techniques, processing equipment, and unit operations at both the laboratory and clinical manufacturing scales

· Strong math skills particularly as applied to material/energy balances, and intermediate applied statistical analysis

· Strong technical writing skills

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Successful and efficient multitasking and ability to work on a few projects concurrently

· Detail-oriented

· Direct experience working with CMOs is a plus

· Understanding of QbD and experience with Regulatory filings is a plus

· Strong background in oral solid form development and good understanding of material properties

Education and Experience:

· Typically requires a Master's Degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials sciences or related field and 0-2 years experience in life sciences, engineering or academia

Pay Rate Range: $36-40
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