Senior Scientist I Engineering, Drug Products

Lake County, IL, US
Mar 17, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Serve as a lead engineer on a given project for oral dosage form products. Assumes technical ownership of a given project or technical challenge in coordination with other colleagues and functional areas. Conceive and implement novel experimental approaches to answer scientific questions. Investigate, identify, develop, and optimize new methods and techniques. Contribute to project science in area of expertise. Develop productive collaborations and communications with other groups across science disciplines.

  • Leads technical transfer and start-up of new solid dosage form processes and initiates, and designs and executes programs to optimize or improve processes.
  • Represents function on CMC teams. May lead tech transfer teams.
  • Provides technical support and training for the plant's manufacturing areas.
  • Demonstrates high proficiency across a wide range of relevant technologies.
  • Routinely demonstrate scientific initiative and creativity in development activities. May initiate new areas of investigation that are scientifically meaningful, reliable, and can be incorporated directly into a development program or current project.
  • Highly autonomous and productive in performing experiments, requiring only minimal direction from or interaction with supervisor.
  • A primary author of process development and technical reports, presentations, and regulatory documents.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, GxP compliance, appropriate handling of materials, and potent and controlled drugs where applicable.
  • Use statistical process control and other statistical tools for comparison and hypothesis testing. Apply engineering fundamentals to model the process to solve complex technical problems.
  • Conducts efficient experimental design with controls and consideration of error and variation for experiments and evaluations in the lab.
  • Direct mentorship of others

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education in an engineering field and typically 7-10 years of experience, Master's Degree or equivalent education and typically 4-7 years of experience, PhD and no experience necessary.
  • Possess thorough theoretical and practical understanding of own scientific discipline.
  • Experience in unit operations such as granulation, milling, compression, coating and/or extrusion processes for oral dosage forms.