Associate Director/Director, Product Development - Mountain View, CA | Biospace
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Associate Director/Director, Product Development


Mountain View, CA
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

BioElectron is seeking an Associate Director/Director with formulation development or manufacturing background in pharmaceuticals and/or nutritionals and/or medical foods to join our Product Development team.  The person will design and implement development of new products (small molecules) both internally and at contract laboratories or manufacturers.  They may also be responsible for design and management of clinical packaging and distribution for BioElectron’s clinical trials.  The position offers a flexible candidate the opportunity to apply problem-solving skills to formulation and product development at all stages of development.

Provide operational leadership and manage formulation development and product manufacturing activities to support preclinical and clinical development programs.  Support discovery programs by providing scientific and technical input, conducting hands-on laboratory work, and managing of pre-formulation studies.  In collaboration with internal or external partners, develop appropriate formulations to meet preclinical and clinical needs.  May oversee contract manufacturing, contribute to design of commercial product.  Contribute to the design, packaging/labeling/distribution of clinical supplies.  Prepare or oversee preparation of summary documents, regulatory filing sections, patent filings as needed.  The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, self-reliant and able to function independently in a dynamic work environment.


MS, or PhD in chemistry, pharmaceutical science, or related disciplines.

At least 5 years practical experience on product development of small molecules within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology/nutritional/consumer products company.

Expertise in medical food development or nutritional supplement development

Experience in lipophilic actives development for oral/skin formulations

Experience in managing external resources (CROs), including manufacturing of ethical drugs or consumer products.

Proven management and leadership skills with the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Strong technical proficiency, creativity, collaboration with others, and independent thought.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, scientific writing and decision making skills are essential.

A thorough understanding of the requirements and processes needed to take a potential medical food candidate from discovery into development and registration.

Experience in IP assessment, due diligence opportunities desirable.

Experience in clinical packaging, distribution a plus.