Manager, Formulation and DP Lead

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Clinical Scientist
Posting date: 25 Feb 2019

ProClinical is working with a Swiss Biotech Company that is seeking a Formulation and DP Development Lead to be based in Lausanne on a permanent basis.

The Formulation and Drug Product Development Lead is responsible for the design, formulation and all phases of product development from concept to scale-up of the company NBE and NCE. The range of activities goes from pre-formulation, formulation development and characterization, production of scale-down batches and scale-up for clinical supply. Typical spectrum of formulation ranges from solid oral dosage forms to parenteral liquid injectable. In this position, he/she interfaces with Analytical labs (internal and/or external) for testing of excipient compatibility, raw material qualification, and drug product stability. He or she will direct studies to define optimal pre-formulation, formulation development and DP development approaches in collaboration with identified CMOs.

In addition, he/she evaluates/interprets data and communicates results to management and the CMC team as required. He/she contributes to the introduction of scientifically/quality driven approaches such as QbD or DoE (Design of Experiments).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure transition of Research manufacturing processes into Development
  • Establish solid scientific approach in the development of DP manufacturing processes
  • Define formulation and DP development strategies in collaboration with the CMO and develop suitable and scalable DP manufacturing process(es)
  • Identify and manage allocated budget and resources requirements
  • Responsible for production of small-scale / pilot-scale batches

Skills and Requirements:

  • Doctorate (PhD) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Pharmacy and relevant industry experience
  • Has at least 10 years of experience working across a broad range of oral solid and non-sterile liquid manufacturing technologies. Experience with high protein concentration formulation is a plus
  • Has experience with GMP requirements
  • Must be forward-thinking and be able to lead and contribute to scientific/technical discussions
  • Has strong communication skills including verbal, written, and scientific data presentation
  • Has strategic thinking and work collaboratively within and outside of the group

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