Senior Scientist, Formulation Development

Chesterfield, Missouri
May 10 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist

This position will be part of Pharmaceutical Research and Development which has developed formulations for advancing vaccines for deadly adolescent and adult infections including Meningococcal disease, Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile . The candidate will lead the formulation development, scale-up and transfer of vaccine modalities. This is a project-based position performing formulation and process development activities for vaccines from pre-clinical and Ph I clinical trials through manufacturing process performance qualification, license application and commercialization


The Senior Scientist, Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Research and Development is responsible for developing parenteral formulations, and tech transfer manufacturing processes to enable the successful development of novel antigen presenting technologies and adjuvant vaccine drug products. The position will involve leading a technical project team inside and outside the lab that will apply characterization and stability information to develop an appropriate dosage form to meet vaccine clinical and commercial needs. The position is responsible for leading the formulation and development activities from pre-clinical andPhIclinical trials through commercialization.

The candidate is also responsible for executing new technologies and procedures to accelerate the biotherapeutic development v accine processes across projects.


  • B.S. in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering,Pharmacy,Biochemistry,Bioengineering,Biotechnology,Biology, Biomedical engineeringand at least 9 years industry or equivalent experience.
  • M.S. in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Chemical/Biochemical,Engineering,Pharmacy,Biochemistry,Bioengineering,Biotechnology,Biology, Biomedical engineeringand at least 7 years industry or equivalent experience.
  • PhD. in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering,Pharmacy, Biochemistry,Bioengineering,Biotechnology,Biology, Biomedical engineering.

  • B.S. with 9 or more years of industry experience in parenteral formulation andprocess development ofbiotherapeutics.
  • M.S. with 7 or more years of industry experience in parenteral formulation andprocess development ofbiotherapeutics.
  • PhD. with 1 to 3 years of industry experience in gene therapy formulation andprocess development ofbiotherapeutics.

  • Excellent leadership skills .
  • Expert understanding and leadership of technical area necessary for biothera peutic molecule formulation development.
  • Experience in scale-up and technology transfer of aseptic processes to pilot/commercial scale manufacturing facilities .
  • Solid understanding of thermodynamics and kinetics .
  • Working knowledge of GLP/GMP requirements.
  • Experience in authoring regulatory submissions (IND, IMPD, BLA, MAA) .
  • Solid understanding of QbD concept in design, execution, and interpretation of formulation and process development experiments.
  • Ability to demonstrate autonomy in representing functional area.
  • Communicates well in written form and verbally across functional areas and large groups.

Other Job Details:
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: yes
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: yes

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