Maple Grove, MN
11 - 15 years
Posted 242 days ago
The Director Pharmaceutical Development serves as the functional leader responsible for directing formulation activities in relation to the development of the Company’s pipeline of generic pharmaceutical products. The Director will lead the formulation development team based at our Maple Grove, MN facility. In addition to leading a group of formulation scientists in supporting the company’s internal generic product development activities, this position will closely with other team members to provide oversight of external product development collaborations with various pharmaceutical development companies. This position directly manages the formulation laboratory and pilot scale-up facilities with regard to materials, equipment, operating procedures, budgets, resources, compliance to cGMP and company policies.
Education and Experience Requirements:
PhD degree in pharmaceutics, chemistry, chemicalengineering or other related physical science and 10+ years of pharmaceutical development experience. All candidates must have a minimum of 7+ years of experience in a supervisory capacity. All candidates must have at least 5+ years of managing and leading outsourced pharmaceutical development projects. Experience with diverse dosage forms and routes of administration highly preferred. Experience with peptides, proteins or other large molecules is also preferred but not required.
Travel: Up to 50%
Other skills and abilities required:
Strong interpersonal, collaboration, organizational, leadership, and presentation skills. Ability to think strategically and tactically. Thorough understanding of chemical and physical properties of active ingredients and excipients as they relate to formulation, process and drug delivery. Working and theoretical knowledge of pharmaceutical ingredients, manufacturing, processing and testing equipment, advanced technologies, and delivery systems. Ability to develop formulations, processes, and generic pharmaceutical products.
Experience with design of experiments (DOE) and experimental planning. Current understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Strong understanding of budget development, forecasting, and expense management. Reasonable understanding of intellectual property law as it relates to drug delivery systems, solid dosage forms, formulation and process technologies, and the ability to evaluate prior art. Computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Project management skills with the ability to direct and coordinate a group of scientists, each having multiple projects, in an effective, productive fashion. Excellent management and interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain a team of highly motivated and productive scientists.
Ability to effectively interact with personnel in other departments. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, inducing both technical and non-technical information. Ability to effectively interact with multiple nationalities and cultures.
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping with this commitment, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. will recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including factors related to pregnancy or child birth), national origin, age, marital status, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity status with regard to public assistance, employment status, local human rights commission activity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, or any other protected category.
Job ID 7068