Senior/Principal Scientist in Crystallization Process Development

Senior/Principal Scientist in Crystallization Process Development 1

Website J-STAR Research, Inc.

Crystallization Process Development

Summary: The Senior/Principal Scientist in Crystallization Process Development will develop crystallization processes to define and control final solid form of drug substances with desired solid-state attributes needed for optimum performance as well as drug intermediates for robust purification.


  • Develop innovative technologies focused on improving the efficiency of laboratory crystallization and to provide greater depth of process understanding with the application of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and process modeling.
  • Carry out rational design and control of drug substance physical properties through particle engineering technologies and drug substance-drug product coprocessing.


  • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • At least three years of experience in crystallization process development or chemical process development.
  • Good understanding of solid-state chemistry of small molecule drug substances.
  • Working knowledge of analytical techniques such as PXRD, TGA, DSC, PLM, DVS, HPLC, NMR and PSD.
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry or CDMO industry is required.
    Experience in both is desirable, but not required.
  • Proven track record meeting aggressive targets as related to safe, timely and successful projects.
  • Knowledge and experience base of working in a c-GMP environment is preferable, but not required
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Strong communication, organization, and planning skills.
  • Experience in small molecule drug development is preferable, but not required.
  • Track record of scientific success as measured by publications and presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous activities simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse population sets.
  • Experience in working on and positively contributing to scientific teams.
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position.
  • Proficient in Microsoft®Office™ applications.

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