Formulation Scientist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Laboratory Technician
  3. United States
North Chicago, USA
Posting date: 19 Oct 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Formulation Scientist with a biotechnology company located in North Chicago, IL.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the process development of parenteral formulations for biologics with a focus on antibody drug conjugates.
  • Design and execute studies evaluating the stability (chemical & physical) of biologics against solution conditions (pH, ionic strength, temperature, light, moisture, etc.) and physical stresses arising from manufacturing process conditions (freeze thaw, mixing, filtration, filling, and lyophilization), and screen excipients (buffers, stabilizers, surfactants, etc.) to develop robust formulations for frozen, refrigerated liquid, and lyophilized dosage forms.
  • Being the first point of contact for the operation of advanced NBE process technologies with special emphasis on process unit operation (filling, filtration, lyophilization).
  • Continuous thorough maintenance (mechanical, electrical) of process and laboratory development equipment and trouble shooting of technical issues on the machines.
  • Builds strong relationships to other functional units (e.g. S&T, combination products, Analytical Development) and supports / advices activities in collaboration with partners.
  • Optimize laboratory operations for efficient use of time and resources.
  • Document experimental data thoroughly in lab documentation systems, make concise scientific presentations of process results and author detailed scientific technical reports.
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable company policies and procedures.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, and GXP compliance.

Skills and Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, biological, engineering, food science or related discipline with typically 4(BS) or 1-2 (MS) years of relevant experience. or significant technical / industrial experience in the technical field.
  • Solid understanding of the various unit operations of aseptic manufacturing such as bulk freeze thaw, compounding/mixing, filtration, filling, and lyophilization for liquid and lyophilized NBEs.
  • Experienced in laboratory systems (ELN) preferred.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Excel, Sharepoint, PowerPoint, and Word) required

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Zachary Hines at 215-531-6914.

ProClinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.