Manager, Sterile R&D Pharmaceutical Product Development

Confidential Company  •  Delaware City, DE and Philadelphia, PA

8 - 10 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

$100K - $120K
Posted on 09/09/17 by Ruth Frazer
Confidential Company
Delaware City, DE
8 - 10 years experience
$100K - $120K
Posted on 09/09/17 Ruth Frazer

Pharma-Cruiting Life Sciences Executive Search is seeking a Manager Sterile R&D Pharmaceutical Product Development for our pharmaceutical company client.

The incumbent will be responsible for leading a team of scientists and project leaders supporting R&D and GMP process development for clinical trial material manufacturing of pharmaceutical parenteral, ophthalmic and other dosage forms.


  • Manage a team of scientists and project leaders for multiple projects at various stages of product development, including pre-formulation, formulation development, process development, optimization, scale-up studies/technology transfer
  • Incorporate Quality-by-Design (QbD) initiatives in the product development program
  • Provide technical training, guidance, and hands-on training to junior scientists assisting with study executions for aseptic development and manufacturing of injectables, ophthalmics, etc., media fills, and environmental monitoring
  • Write, review and approve product development report (PDR) and GMP documentation for CTM manufacturing, including manufacturing batch records, finished product specifications, SOP’s, change controls, etc.
  • Manage project related scientific/technical activities, project management and communication with project sponsors to meet their expectation.
  • Manage project priorities and resources to ensure project timelines
  • Evaluate the need for new equipment, technology and procedures to be implemented in-house to expand current capabilities
  • Collaborate with other teams (BD, client services, Analytical Scientists, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Technicians) to ensure project completion


  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, with 8-10 years of experience, or Master’s with equivalent experience
  • Hands on experience in sterile product development including emulsion, suspension, and lipid-based delivery systems. Protein/biologics experience is a plus.
  • Solid knowledge in sterile product development and manufacturing per cGMP compliant procedures, as well as for IND and ANDA
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent people skills
  • CRO experience is a plus.
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