Sr. Formulation Scientist

Pearl River, New York
April 22 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
The individual will develop DS, DP, and adjuvant formulations for primarily protein, conjugate, and RNA based vaccine antigens, as well as liposome/lipid nanoparticle-based adjuvant formulations. In this role, the individual will design and execute sound laboratory experiments with the explicit goal of delivering stable, scalable formulations and processes in support of RegTox studies. The individual will represent the Vaccine formulation development group on cross-functional project teams.


  • Stay current with the scientific literature for vaccine and adjuvant formulation development.
  • Design and execute formulation studies to support formulation/process development for DS, DP and adjuvants. Seek management input and work with the appropriate lines to secure the needed analytical characterization support.
  • Troubleshoot formulation and process challenges independently and provide solutions to meet the timeline.
  • Characterize adjuvant and vaccine formulations to measure osmolality, water content (Karl Fischer), particle size (DLS), and zeta potential.
  • Document experiments, analyze data, provide interpretation and conclusions obtained from formulation development experiments contemporaneously in an electronic notebook.
  • Communicate the findings both verbally and in appropriate documents in a clear and concise manner.
  • Represent the Formulation Development group on cross -departmental program teams.


  • PhD with 0-4 years' experience or Master with 4-8 years' experience in Pharmaceutics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Life Sciences, or related field
  • Experience in pharmaceutical development and sterile drug product manufacturing
  • Hands-on experience in Lipid nanoparticle formulation is a plus
  • Hands-on experience in formulating liposomal and nanoparticle delivery system (e.g. micelles, liposomes, polymers, emulsions) is a plus
  • Experience in using biophysical formulation characterization techniques such as DSC, DLS, KF, and other particle sizing techniques
  • Hands-on experience with lyophilization is preferred
  • Must have good technical, organizational, and communication skills

  • The individual should be able to perform the duties of the job which may include pipetting, sitting, and standing.
  • The individual should be able to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform data analysis.


Occasional travel might be needed based on business needs

Relocation support available

  • Last Date to Apply:April 21, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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