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US-MA-Waltham: Sr. Scientist in Biotech

Date: 09-Apr-2013
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Scientist / Sr. Scientist, Pharmaceutical R&D

* Design and characterize formulations & novel drug delivery systems * Perform basic solid-state analysis of preclinical formulations, i.e. TGA, Particle Size analysis, XRD, DSC, Raman Spectroscopy * Support ongoing research efforts to advance product concepts involving crystalline and non-crystalline formulation approaches * Identify, develop and execute novel in vitro approaches for characterizing preclinical formulation concepts * Demonstrate initiative in idea generation and experimental design * Effectively propose and develop experimental ideas to support future product concepts. * Participate actively in relevant project team meetings providing input as required. * Execute technical work to a high standard and be capable of defending results in peer review settings * Passionately seek new opportunities for advancing projects and for providing state-of-the-art approaches to early stage formulation screening * Actively read and research the literature for new ideas and for trouble-shooting problems. * Continue to develop knowledge in relevant subject areas and expand breadth of knowledge, including areas outside of direct function * Seek opportunities for broadening our patent portfolio, for publishing and/or presenting at scientific meetings. * Work as a team member and take on leadership opportunities to participate in achieving the aims and goals of the project team * Communicate issues, data and resolution ideas within R&D in a timely manner to permit objectives to be met and to confirm solutions to problems with Senior Management; Highlight critical issues promptly and with clarity and an eye to problem solving * Prepare timely, concise and accurate reports on work performed and outlining plans for future work * Prepare and present presentations internally and externally * Comply with all relevant GxP, Safety and Environmental regulations and Company policies

* Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Polymers, Biomaterials Sciences or Physical Pharmaceutics with a strong analytical background and a minimum of 2 years relevant industrial experience * Experience in physical chemistry techniques and applications and material science is required * Must be quantitative, proactive and innovative with good problem solving skills. * Excellent interpersonal, leadership, collaborative, communication (written and verbal), self-awareness and time-management skills are essential * Proven track record in current and previous roles * Results and Performance driven * Strong leadership skills and ability to work within cross-functional teams; Experience leading technical teams is a plus * Capable of working in a team structure and influencing across boundaries * Flexibility, awareness and adaptability to changing needs and work product demands

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