Senior/Principal Scientist in Pre/Early Formulation Development

Senior/Principal Scientist in Pre/Early Formulation Development 1

Website J-STAR Research, Inc.

Summary: The Senior/Principal Scientist in Pre/Early Formulation Development will develop formulations to support preclinical and Phase I studies including PK, PD, efficacy, tox studies as well as first-in-human.


  • Lead development activities in phase-appropriate solid form selection and physicochemical characterization, such as powder X-ray diffraction, DSC, TGA, SEM, particle size, polarized light microscopy, moisture sorption analysis, solubility, dissolution and stability assessments.
  • Designs experiments, strategies and workflows to improve bioavailability of poorly soluble drug molecules through enabling technologies.


  • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science or related field.
  • At least three years of experience in pre-/early formulation development (solution, suspension, tablet, capsule, etc).
  • 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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