Director, Formulation Development

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences
  3. United States
New York, USA
Posting date: 09 Dec 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Director of Formulation Development with a leading biopharmaceutical company located in New York, NY. As the Director, you will be responsible for managing the analytical aspect of portfolio projects with the responsibilities to serve as a formulation development and drug product subject matter expert.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop drug product formulation and manufacturing processes for new or existing chemical entities in pre-clinical and clinical programs with focus on formulation process design, technology selection, process development, process data analysis, fundamental process understanding, and drug product characterization.
  • Responsible for the design, planning, execution and delivery of formulation and process development studies, toxicology study/clinical supplies, process performance qualification and technology transfer for oral and sterile liquid and/or lyophilized parenteral drug products for small and large molecules.
  • Apply QbD approach to improve the drug formulation and manufacturing process to effect consistent product quality.
  • Support Contract Service Provider selection due diligence process.
  • Direct outsourced drug product development and execution at CDMOs including request for proposal preparation, proposal review, monitor project activities, provide progress report and troubleshooting.
  • Provide on-site presence at CDMOs as needed to achieve objectives
  • Prepare, review, and approve drug product development and validation documentation including technical agreements, protocols, batch records, reports, change controls, deviations, CAPAs, and risk assessments.
  • In collaboration with regulatory, author relevant Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) sections for drug products and address Regulatory reviewer comments with data supporting responses to enable accurate and timely registrational submission.
  • Collaborate with Quality in developing stability studies for drug product intermediate and finished drug product to support shelf-life.
  • Collaborate with Analytical in developing Drug Product Specifications justifications and testing requirements.
  • Flexibility to travel up to 15% domestic/international (post-COVID).

Skills and Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or M.S. in Chemistry with 15+ years of related pharmaceutical development experience.
  • Strong scientific background and in-depth working knowledge of oral solid/liquid dosage form development (small molecule), manufacturing process unit operations, scale-up, technology transfer, and in process control testing. Knowledge in biologic product formulation is a plus.
  • Ability to understand complex processes, identify knowledge gaps and propose efficient and effective solutions to issues.
  • Ability to assess third party capabilities and facilities in support of contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) selection is a plus.
  • Demonstrated skills of applying fundamental scientific and engineering principles to formulation design, development and process understanding.
  • Up to date knowledge of ICH guidelines and FDA Guidance related to Pharmaceutical development, manufacturing, and stability of drug product.
  • Experience in actively managing outsourcing to contract development and manufacturing organizations.
  • Ability to work independently in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and operate effectively.
  • Strong technical writing and oral communication skills.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Max Robinson at (+1) 617-903-7746 or

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