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Senior Development Scientist- Panadol

Richmond, Virginia
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Jul 8, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Formulation product development is critical in the delivery and execution of key innovation projects. Formulation product development is responsible for the development of a robust formulation. Confirms both the efficacy and the safety of the product and facilitates the development of robust manufacturing processes to ensure the delivery and the quality of the product over time. This group is often the driving force behind an innovation project and during the innovation cycle the group that often deploys the most resources.
  • Leads the new product delivery within the category sub teams and core project teams
  • R&D technical leadership of projects, cross functional project team to ensure development, registration and optimal commercialization
  • Partner with Commercial and Supply Chain functional team members and core project team leads
  • Strong contributor to the creation of new innovation through technical knowledge and consumer insights

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
  • Independently select the design and execute of experiments based on interpretation of results
  • Implement and maintain a scientifically current, state-of-the-art laboratory environment
  • Take a leadership role for safety, regulatory and compliance within their department
  • Provide attention to data quality, integrity and archiving for own work and of others
  • Peer-review of others work
  • Initiate new research directions and novel strategies to achieve “project” and department goals
  • Identify new scientific opportunities for primary discipline
  • Seek peer challenge and review of scientific ideas and experimental design
  • Influence project direction by interpreting results outside area of expertise
  • Develop networking skills with external key opinion leaders and experts in specific therapeutic or scientific disciplines
  • Perform complex data management and data interpretation tasks/analyses
  • Ensure that design and interpretation of complex experiments and data management activities impact Research and Development decision making
  • Make effective decisions to achieve desired outcomes of project team through technical or scientific interpretation of results
  • Prepare detailed oral or written reports of results in the context of strategic fit, feasibility and rationale for "projects"
  • Independently authors scientific papers
  • Present internal Research and Development forums and external meetings
  • Independently prepares and communicate conclusions and recommendations for next steps
  • Demonstrate networking skills through interactions across departments and divisions
  • Lead small projects/project sub teams to achieve technical or business outcomes
  • Active and influential scientific participant in at least one project/program
  • Update supervisor and matrix leaders informed of progress and activities
  • Anticipate problems and proactively seeks input from other teams/divisions within Research and Development
  • Use scientific expertise to solve project related problems of colleagues and of other projects

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • Experience in formulation development of new products for regulated markets, including s olid oral dose, soft capsule and suspension formulation
  • 7 + years of experience with a Bachelor's degree or 4 + years with a Master's degree

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Ph.D. degree in a Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Nutritional or related science
  • S trong technical leadership in an area where complex scientific, medical, regulatory and quality requirements meet.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and drug development process
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Scientific expertise
  • Project management experience
  • Experience analyzing data
  • Ability to influence others

Why Consumer Healthcare?

Right now, we're on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We're doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year - over a billion and a half of them - and it goes beyond products. It's about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve. With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we're uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business. This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It's an opportunity to be part of something special.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.

We're striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where your authentic self belongs and thrives.


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