Lead Scientist

 •  Catalent Pharma Solutions Morrisville, NC

11 - 15 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/20/17
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/20/17

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Lead Scientist role is a part of our Analytical Stability group in Morrisville, NC.

The laboratory groups at Catalent RTP are responsible for the support of pharmaceutical product development in a range of dosage forms both directly with customers and in collaboration with other Catalent facilities. This includes formulation development, structural chemistry, analytical support, and clinical trials material manufacturing

Under general supervision, the Lead Scientist plans, conducts and leads assignments involving the identification, assessment and development of new scientific concepts and technologies.  The Lead Scientist reviews progress and evaluates results, plans and assigns personnel for given projects or tasks, and recommends changes in procedures.  The Lead Scientist operates with substantial latitude for un-reviewed action or decision, reviews progress with management, and will comply with divisional and site Environmental Health and Safety requirements.

The Role (daily responsibilities):

Develop and execute laboratory work plans/schedules independently, using customer milestones and Division/site performance standards and metrics

Authors technical documents, such as protocols, test methods, text reports, certificates of analysis, and operating procedures.

Conduct routine stability testing, method transfer and in process testing

Will work cross functionally and have customer interaction

Review technical documents for accuracy, thoroughness and regulatory compliance

Trains, coaches or mentors others on technical, personal development or business issues

Supervises technical staff, including work assignments and performance

Responsible as Project Director with responsibility for project outcome and customer interaction

All other duties as assigned

The Candidate (requirements):

Experience:  Bachelor's degree with >10 years related experience, OR Master's degree with >8 years related experience; OR Doctorate Degree with >4 years related experience is required.

Dissolution experience is preferred.  Method development and validation experience is a must. Must possess previous experience working in a GMP environment

Must have good documentation skills

Must possess high level knowledge and experience in HPLC technique and theory

Must be an independent worker

Experience with Empower software a huge plus

Position Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K are all offered from day one of employment

19 days of paid time off annually

Opportunity for growth, promotions, development and a robust career path.


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