The Principal Scientist position is focused on planning, executing, problem-solving, and presenting analytical development work. This individual will define and perform scientific tasks and activities related to analytical development including support of formulation development, stability studies, method development and validation. This role is responsible for monthly reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. Additional responsibilities include the management of outsourced analytical development work and coordinating activities with contract laboratories.
Performing and leading analytical development work including method development, method validation, technology transfer, stability studies, and general analytical laboratory troubleshooting and problem-solving.
Act as Analytical Project Leader including monthly reporting of project status and allocation of resources for timely delivery of all tasks in accordance to CMC timelines.
Will act on behalf of Director, within defined scientific tasks/activities related to analytical development.
across department. Provide analytical method development expertise to influence decisions on scientific/technical issues related to assigned internal and/or outsourced projects.
Manage the outsourced analytical development activities to CROs including selection of the laboratory and contract preparation.
Lead technology transfer between laboratories, both internal and external to the company.
Responsible for developing and maintaining relevant scientific skills in support of all needed analytical activities
support and mentor junior scientists involved on the common projects
Act as Analytical Project Leader including monthly reporting of project status and allocation of resources for timely delivery of all tasks in accordance to CMC timelines
PhD with 10 years or Master’s degree with a minimum of 15 years relevant experience is required.
Strongly preferred someone with at least 4 years of CMC drug development experience.
Proven laboratory skills in analytical development arena for small molecules, polymers, and peptides
Strong knowledge of analytical method development/validation are must
Demonstrated unique thinking, troubleshooting ability, and out of box approaches are strong advantage
Experience with LIMS, ELN, CDS systems is highly desirable.
Solid understanding of the pharmaceutical development process.
Must be able to work independently and generate high-quality, detail- oriented laboratory work with no guidance
Strong interaction and collaboration with internal partners, e. g. Product Supply, Clinical, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs Project Management
Strong knowledge of biologics method development (potency cell-based bio-assay, potency and binding ELISA, CE, etc)
Internal Number: R0008035
About Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a globally recognized, research-driven, biopharmaceutical company with more than 65 years of history. Headquartered in Switzerland, Ferring is privately owned with over 5,700 employees in nearly 60 countries. In the United States, Ferring identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the fields of reproductive health (infertility), urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, women’s health (obstetrics/gynecology) and orthopaedics. Ferring’s US operations employ approximately 800 people.
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