Scientific Associate – Solid Dosage Forms (v602)

  • Contract Duration: 6+ months, possibility to extend
  • Research & Development
  • Boston, MA

Website Lenox Executive Search

6 Month Contract – potential to extend

Boston – Must be Vaccinated

Job Description:

The Temporary Formulation Research Associate will perform an array of activities working with other scientists to advance drug candidates from exploratory development through commercial line extension in a Quality by Design (QbD) environment using lab based and computational tools.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

• Contribute to the development of solid dosage forms for clinical and commercial use, generate data for project progression and regulatory filings, conduct a range of activities for optimization and scale up studies

• Help execute, and interpret laboratory experiments, with minimal supervision, to meet established project timelines

• Maintain accurate and complete laboratory notebook capturing protocols, results, and observations

• Interpret data to form sound conclusions

• Timely document integrated experimental outcomes in presentations and research reports

• Perform basic statistical analysis of experimental data

• Assist in technical transfer to CMO partners for clinical trial manufacture

• Initiate experimental troubleshooting on routine problems, with minimal supervision

• Contribute to drafting regulatory filing documentation

• Comply with all relevant Safety and GMP procedures


• Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical, material science or chemical engineering field

Required Experience:

• Typically requires a master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering,

materials sciences or related field and 0-2 years’ experience in life sciences, engineering or academia, or

• Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering,

materials sciences or related field and 4 years’ experience in life sciences, engineering or academia

Required Knowledge/Skills:

• Sound technical knowledge of pharmaceutical and engineering principles in the solid dosage form

development for both clinical and commercial scales

• Hands on experience with formulation techniques, processing equipment, and unit operations at both

the laboratory and clinical manufacturing scales

• Strong math skills particularly as applied to material/energy balances, and intermediate applied

statistical analysis

• Strong technical writing skills

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Successful and efficient multitasking and ability to work on a few projects concurrently

• Detail-oriented

• Direct experience working with CMOs is a plus

• Understanding of QbD and experience with Regulatory filings is a plus
• Strong background in oral solid form develop

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