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Lead Formulation Scientist – California

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The incumbent will serve as formulation head for our client’s growing pipeline of prescription drug product candidates and non-prescription products. The incumbent will develop, plan and execute formulation projects, manage all aspects of CMO relationships including sourcing CMO’s preparing RFP’s, negotiating terms and determining budgets, along with managing development, optimization and production of formulated materials. The incumbent will implement formulation strategies in support of safety and efficacy studies, general pharmacology evaluations and toxicity evaluation.

Qualifications include a minimum of 5+ years of experience in animal health preformation, formulation development, drug discovery and drug delivery across a variety of delivery routes for companion and production animals. Experience formulating gastrointestinal products for companion and/or production animals strongly desired. Strong consideration will be given to the candidate with experience formulating solid and semi-solid dosage forms for the animal health industry.  Ph.D or an MS degree combined with the proper experience in formulation science from an accredited institution with strong emphasis in one or more of the following disciplines: biotechnology, biology, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science or pharmacokinetics, experience as a scientific leader and project manager a plus, proven understanding of cGMP, working knowledge of CMC Guidelines, experience working both independently and in multi-disciplinary, geographically dispersed teams, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, proactive self-starter with a roll-up-your –sleeves attitude and the ability to work independently, strong analytical and problem solving abilities, computer literacy in Excel and Word.

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