Senior Formulation Development Scientist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Pharmacology
  3. United States
Richmond, USA
Posting date: 30 Oct 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Senior Formulation Development Scientist with a global pharmaceutical company located in Richmond, VA. As the Senior Formulation Development Scientist, you will support and lead new product development by developing formulations and/or providing analysis and evaluation of material and products at all stages of the development process, considering scientific and timing objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages or contributes to one or more projects in support of Brand Innovation strategy.
  • Exercises a wide degree of technical sophistication in accomplishing assigned objectives.
  • Designs experiments and carries out scientific work with an awareness of state-of-the-art technology. Creates research plans to fit overall project objectives.
  • Identify, challenge, develop and implement written procedures (e.g. quality and safety) methods & batch documents, etc.
  • Produces or contributes to, departmental quality documentation (including SOP's, batch documentation, validation protocols & reports).
  • Specific safety and quality responsibilities for department and site (e.g. GMP, Audits, Health & Safety).
  • Build relationships within cross-functional partners to deliver innovation programs
  • Participates and may lead in general problem solving or lead problem solving initiatives

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • At least 7 years of formulation and/or product development experience with a bachelor's degree or at least 4 years of experience with a master's degree
  • Four years of topical experience (i.e. gels, creams, ointments, etc.)
  • MS or PhD degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • Ability to apply scientific principles and techniques to assigned projects.
  • Ability to connect consumer needs to product development
  • Knowledge of R&D development processes and associated commercial environment.
  • Clear communicator in both oral and written form with both internal departments and external organizations.
  • Demonstrates ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work effectively in teams, and multitask.
  • An ability to organize and report study data from internal and external sources.
  • Basic understanding of statistics and its application to experimental work.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Sarah Beshara at 267-477-3355 or

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