Principal Formulation Scientist

Pearl River, New York
May 02 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
The individual will lead and develop laboratory based DS, DP, and adjuvant formulation development strategies for primarily protein, conjugate, and RNA based vaccine antigens, as well as liposome/lipid nanoparticle-based adjuvant formulations. In this role, they will manage laboratory staff and direct day to day activities, with the explicit goal of delivering stable, scalable formulations and processes in support of RegTox, while providing bench level laboratory support as needed. Additionally, they will represent the Vaccine formulation development group on project teams.

  • Manage a small team of formulation scientists to develop robust and stable drug substance, drug product, and adjuvant formulations. Provide technical guidance and manage assigned lab activities.
  • Develop and communicate an executable formulation development plan to meet program timelines.
  • Design and execute targeted DS, DP, and adjuvant formulation studies to support formulation development of vaccine candidates within Vaccine Research and Development (VRD). Seek management input and work with the appropriate lines to secure the needed analytical characterization support.
  • Lead the process development for adjuvant formulations including but not limited to liposomes, nanoparticles, emulsions.
  • Represent the Formulation Development group on cross -departmental program teams.
  • Design and prepare DP formulations for early research animal studies based on an in-vivo dosing plan that is provided.
  • Analyze data coming from multiple sources and propose formulation study conclusions that drive decisions to be made.

  • PhD with 4-8 years' experience in Pharmaceutics, Biochemistry, Life Sciences or related science
  • Experience in pharmaceutical development and sterile drug product manufacturing is essential
  • Relevant experience in vaccine, protein and conjugate, or biologics formulation development is essential
  • Hands-on experience with liposome and lipid nanoparticle formulation and process development is critical
  • Must have good technical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Have an ability to troubleshoot issues and interpret data in the context of project needs


  • The individual should be able to perform the duties of the job which may include pipetting, sitting, and standing
  • Ability 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:5/21/2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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