Principal Scientist, Formulation, Delivery and Device

Bothell, WA, United States
Nov 09, 2019
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time


This position will focus on injectable formulation and drug product development for Seattle Genetics' (SGEN) antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). The expertise in drug delivery and device is mostly preferred. The successful candidate will work closely with Process Development, Analytical Sciences, and Quality Control. The successful candidate will also provide product and process characterization to support regulatory filings.


  • Development of robust liquid and lyophilized products for antibodies and ADCs
  • Design and execute formulation development for injectable products, conduct stability studies, and shipping/handling studies utilizing appropriate analytical tools
  • Evaluate and define the optimal storage and delivery device for parenteral drug product and conduct functionality testing
  • Stability evaluation of material for use in toxicology and clinical studies
  • Conduct technology transfer and scale-up of drug product manufacturing process and support manufacturing
  • Lead the development work and present the results to internal or external stakeholders
  • Generate technical reports and draft CMC documents for global regulatory submissions (IND, IMPD, BLA, NDA, MAA, etc)
  • Supervise and mentor research associate(s) and/or scientist



  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical engineering, Engineering, Material science and Engineering, Biological Sciences or related discipline
  • M.S and 10+, or Ph.D with 7+ years of industrial experience
  • 5 + years supervisory or leadership experience
  • Demonstrated injectable formulation development experience including some late phase/regulatory submission experience
  • Proven expertise in devices and delivery systems for injectable products, such as vial, prefilled syringes, injection pens, injection pumps, and others
  • Experience in developing product for intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and/or intravesical delivery
  • Hands-on experience and excellent understanding of analytical and biophysical product/device characterization
  • Familiar with aseptic processing, and experience in technology transfer for parenteral drug product manufacturing
  • Extensive experience in support regulatory submission, experience in device and combo product submission is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead cross-functional development teams
  • Experience in late phase development and manufacturing
  • Capability to provide strategic contribution

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.