Associate Director, Formulation Development

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Mar 12, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Regeneron's Formulation Development Group in Tarrytown, NY is seeking an Associate Director to lead their New Technology Group. The Formulation Development Group (FDG) supports multiple modalities & technologies across various stages of development and strives to have an impact across key therapeutic like ophthalmology, infectious diseases, oncology, and immunology. As Associate Director you will lead the research, investigation & development of our novel technologies to address business needs and medical challenges. In this Associate Director role and as lead of the New Technology Group you'll lead, plan and execute activities to support development of drug delivery technologies, formulations, processes and characterization tools.

A Typical Day in the Role May Look Like:
  • Lead simultaneous development of several technologies that are applicable to different modalities (e.g. mAbs, fusion proteins, RNA therapeutics), processes (e.g. spray drying, membrane emulsification) and delivery tools (e.g. LNPs, depots, implants, pumps). Will follow strong scientific principles and practices (e.g. QbD) honing in-house tools & prototypes as well as evaluation of external technologies.
  • Act as subject matter authority on sustained/controlled release systems. Will represent (FDG) as a SME in cross-functional settings and Senior Leadership meetings.
  • Lead a team of 5+ scientists, providing scientific & strategic leadership for new technology projects in a cross functional setup.
  • Independently set priorities with FDG's goals & demonstrate strategic and scientific agility (e.g. life cycle management strategies).
  • Ensure strong strategic cohesion & communication with colleagues from Therapeutic Focus Areas, Research groups, Pre-clinical toxicology, Drug Product & Drug Substance Manufacturing, Project Management, Regulatory Sciences, Quality, Business Development, Finance and Marketing.
  • Participate in scientific conferences and forums as Regeneron's new technology representative to gain information about novel products that are pertinent to current and future medical & business needs.
  • Demonstrate scientific excellence through reports, publications and patents. Will be proactive in generating IP and related documentation and effectively collaborate with Regeneron's patent teams.

This Role May Be For You If:
  • You possess an in-depth understanding of formulation, process and characterization fundamentals, have strong organization and scientific skills to develop sustained release systems & novel technologies and effectively collaborate within a matrix organization to influence cross-functional teams & senior management
  • You have strong initiative to complete results-oriented tasks and drive new technologies related to Formulation Development.
  • You are capable of multi-tasking, working both independently and within a collaborative environment.

This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmaceutics (or related field) with 8 - 12 years of relevant shown experience. 5 + yrs demonstrated ability in leading a group of scientists. Must have provided mentorship and training to scientists and managers (Ph.D. and M.S. level) and must be a motivating and positive influence on the team. Consistent and proven track record in development of sustained/controlled release systems with experience in technology areas such as cross-linked/modified polymer science, hydrogels, biodegradable polymers, polymer fabrication processes and drug delivery systems. Experience in biologics product development including understanding of formulation, process and characterization fundamentals across modalities (e.g. mAbs, fusion proteins, RNA therapeutics) and delivery forms (e.g. LNPs, depots, implants, pumps) a plus. Experience in developing relationships with external vendors, CROs, academic institutions and scientific leaders. Strong leadership and organization skills with ability to lead cross functional teams preferred. Must be an experienced leader across settings that require frequent interaction with internal and external partners, multi-function departmental leaders as well as senior management. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. A proven track record to quickly adapt to changes in project direction to meet the constantly evolving demands.
Proven ability to think creatively and acquire solutions to complex and diverse problems. Proven record of creative, productive, and insightful analysis and achievement.
Proven interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to influence others to achieve results.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

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