Pharmaceutical Chemist III (Oral Formulation Development)

Catalent

San Diego,CA  

2019-11-11 2019-12-11
pharmacy pharma

At Catalent, we recognize talent is our most important asset. Propelled by the passion to excel, we are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining talented and dedicated professionals who can help us deliver on our promise of more products, better treatments, reliably supplied.

From helping our customers produce world-class pharmaceutical products to identifying future technologies that will improve drug delivery, we achieve our amazing breakthroughs and innovations because of our talent!



Job Description

Position Overview:



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 a Pharmaceutical Chemist III for Oral Formulation Development at our San Diego, CA site. The individual for this position will be responsible for the formulation development of solid oral drug candidates for preclinical and human clinical studies. Previous development experience with solid oral dosage forms is desired. An individual at the level of Chemist III will be expected to take responsibility for the completion of projects under minimal supervision. The individual will be expected to develop timelines and plan series of experiments as required by service agreements and then coordinate and possibly delegate responsibilities to meet Client's expectations. The individual must have demonstrated proficiency in the development of one or more drug product dosage forms. The individual must have a fundamental understanding of ICH guidelines for the chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) of drug products. The individual may be required to assist in the creation and/or revision of company SOPs and to participate in continuous improvement projects. The Chemist III will be increasingly sought for training and mentoring of other colleagues, and may supervise a lab assistant. All duties will be performed in compliance with company standard operating procedures (SOPs) and GMP regulations, as appropriate.







The Role (daily responsibilities)





+ Conduct and/or supervise the execution of formulation studies for oral drug candidates in the form of a solution, suspension, tablet, capsule, or amorphous intermediate



+ Develop strategic experimental plans and timelines



+ Collaborate with other departments to oversee scale-up and manufacture for clinical manufacturing projects with minimal supervision



+ Review manufacturing batch records with minimal supervision



+ Understand the basics of GMP and IND enabling formulation strategies



+ Exercise technical discretion and critical thinking in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments independently with minimal supervisor assistance. Data interpretation should be conducted with guidance on complex issues only.



+ Clear and accurate record keeping in laboratory notebooks and secondary review of other colleagues’ work for scientific accuracy and compliance



+ Individuals will contribute to discussions with clients and peers on strategic matters.



+ Primary responsibility for individual client projects with strategic support from supervisor. Lead discussions with clients on technical topics relating to their project. Supervisor may not need to attend all meetings.



+ Individuals should have a good general foundation of scientific principles, chemistry concepts, and be proficient in core analytical scientific techniques, GMPs, and technical writing.



+ Maintain a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature



+ Comply with good housekeeping and safety practices



+ Oversee manufacturing operations with limited supervision



+ Supervisory duties for a laboratory assistant.









The Candidate (requirement)





+ 4 year degree in a physical, chemical, biological, or pharmaceutical science required



+ BS with 3 to 5 years of experience in oral formulation development



+ MS with 2 to 4 years of experience in oral 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.







personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities.











Catalent 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 DisabilityAccommodations@catalent.com. 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.







Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.





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Catalent = Catalyst + Talent







Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to develop, manufacture, and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Join us!







personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.







Catalent is the perfect place to grow your career if…





+ You enjoy the fast pace of a start-up, but want the opportunities and stability of a growing, publicly traded company (Listed on NYSE: CTLT).











+ You want meaningful work. From cough treatments to cancer-fighting drugs, biologics, and vitamins, we help develop, launch, and supply over 200 new products each year – more than any branded drug maker in the world!











+ You want to plant your career in a growing company. Over the last five years, Catalent has re-invested more than $2 billion back into the company and its people.











+ You are excited about learning, collaborating, and growing alongside a global diverse team. Our team of more than 11,000 comes to work every day ready to overcome new challenges with teamwork, advanced technologies, and a passion to deliver by putting patients first.











+ You want to make a global impact! From North America to Europe, Asia to Latin America, we have innovative science and manufacturing teams who are looking for YOU!











+ See how our teams are making a difference, while growing their careers and fulfilling our mission by putting patients first every day here.











Catalent 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, or protected veteran status. 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 along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.
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