Scientist I (Oral Formulation Development)

  • Full Time
  • San Diego, CA
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • March 31, 2021

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Job Description

Catalent hires people with a passion to make a difference to the health of millions of people globally. Your expertise, coupled with Catalent’s advanced technologies and collaboration with thousands of innovative pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies, will help bring life-enhancing products to the people you know and love. Your talents, ideas and passion are essential to our mission; to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Interested in learning more about life at Catalent? Start here

Catalent Pharma Solutions is hiring for an experienced Scientist I for Oral Formulation Development at our San Diego, CA site. The Scientist, Oral Formulation will be expected to either lead projects as an individual contributor or to build and lead a team focused on the development of oral formulations and amorphous intermediates for small molecule and peptide drug products. The primary formulation platforms will include tablets, capsules, granules, beads, solutions, suspensions, immediate release and extended release dosage forms, and amorphous intermediates. The individual may research and introduce new formulation technology to produce and characterize drug products and will be the primary point of customer contact for formulation strategy, compliance, and troubleshooting. The individual may also participate in continuous improvement projects and support department initiatives, as well as evaluate new technologies to expand our service offering. There is an expectation of direct hands-on laboratory work and/or supervision of one or more direct reports and mentoring/training of other colleagues as needed.

The Role (daily Responsibilities)
Creates and develops innovative drug formulations using the techniques described above. Has a thorough understanding GMP and IND-enabling formulation strategies
Performs and trains others on a variety of formulation techniques including, but not necessarily limited to: blending, encapsulation, suspensions, solutions, wet/dry/fluid bed granulation, tablet compression, coating, milling, spray drying.
Responsible for the successful transfer of formulation projects to the GMP manufacturing team and for collaboration with process engineering team during technology transfer.
Communicates results both internally and externally through oral and written updates and formal reports as necessary. Organize meetings and monitor all client interactions independently. Participate in and lead cross-functional teams.
Performs secondary review of other colleagues’ work for scientific accuracy and compliance
Creates and/or revises new department-wide and site-site procedures and company SOPs.
Individuals will stay abreast of current scientific technologies to maintain the state of the art nature of Catalent’s services and will evaluate new technologies to expand our technical service offering.
Individuals will proactively communicate strategy to clients and draft addendums to contracts and write and provide review of new proposals and change orders, as appropriate.
Individuals will support the business aspects of their position by taking responsibility for the execution and billing communication for all work proposals under their supervision.
Hire, train, and supervise formulation group members as necessary. Develop junior personnel for advancement within the team.
Participate in BD and marketing activities by generating scientific expert content, hosting new client visits or teleconferences, and attending conferences or client visits to generate new leads.
Responsible for maintaining GLP/GMP laboratory environment and maintaining a safe, clean laboratory.

The Candidate (requirement)
BS degree, from an accredited university, with 6 to 10 years of industry experience required in formulation development. Degree should be in physical, chemical, biological, or pharmaceutical science discipline to qualify.
MS degree, from an accredited university, with 5 to 8 years of industry experience required in formulation development.
PhD, from an accredited university, with 3 to 5 years of industry experience required in formulation development.
Strong communication skills (oral/presentation and written)
Relocation assistance may be possible for qualifying candidates.

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development
Leads with Integrity and Respect
Delivers Results
Demonstrates Business Acumen
Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
Champions Change
Engages and Inspires
Coaches and Develops

Position Benefits
Potential for career growth within an expanding team
Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance and 401k are all offered from Day One of employment
19 days of paid time off (PTO) and generous paid holidays annually

About Catalent San Diego

Catalent San Diego, Inc. (Formerly Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc.) is a premier pharmaceutical chemistry development and manufacturing organization supporting the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Catalent San Diego focuses on bringing client drug compounds from discovery to the clinic with services that include analytical development, preformulation testing, formulation development, GMP manufacturing and stability storage and testing. At Catalent San Diego, we recruit and develop exceptional individuals with a passion for science and determination to excel. We offer a technically challenging and stimulating environment and the opportunity to learn from the best. We provide a generous benefits package, on-site gym and fitness programs, team sports, activities and competitive compensation.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

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C atalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to [email protected] . This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

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