Formulation Scientist | LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Job Description

LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc., a San Diego-based drug formulation development contract research organization (CRO) company, is seeking a scientist to join our expanding R&D team to lead individual drug formulation development projects. LATITUDE utilizes its extensive experience and proprietary technologies to solve issues of insolubility, instability, poor absorption and other formulation challenges over a range of dosage forms for both external clients and internal programs. A successful candidate will possess proficiency in a variety of analytical chemistry and formulation techniques. This is a salaried, full-time position with excellent benefits.

Job Requirements

  • Act as the lead on multiple projects with direct and/or indirect report management responsibilities
  • Conduct activities including pre-formulation assessment, formulation development, scale-up and/or tech transfer to manufacturing, as well as formulation optimization to provide desired solubility, stability and container compatibility.
  • Perform analyses of formulation samples and drug products, manage analyses of stability samples, using analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, KF, LC-MS, viscometer, and osmometer
  • Design, execute and interpret formulation development based on the defined deliverables, planning the activities to meet the project timelines.
  • Prepare presentations of data and progress; make regular presentations to external clients during formulation development projects.
  • Maintain and ensure safe laboratory environment and work practices.
  • Remain current in the field by review of relevant scientific literature.
  • The candidate may be responsible for the supervision of a group of up to 4 direct reports.

Skills and Experience

  • MS or Ph. D. in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry or other industry-relevant field required
  • Solid experience in formulation development and analytical techniques required
  • 1+ years’ experience in a pharmaceutical industry setting preferred
  • Experience with Quality Control environments in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus

Salary commensurate with experience. LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an EOE.

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