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Scientist-Formulations

Company: Alcami Corporation
Location: Charleston
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Think Different. Do Different. Be Different.

Alcami is a world-class contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). We are a team of dynamic individuals committed to developing life-saving drugs around the world. A mindset of innovation, accountability and customer focus inspires us to be the most efficient, safe and reliable choice for our customers and the patients they serve. In return, we offer challenging careers, accelerated professional growth and the opportunity to be part of something different.

Position Summary

The Associate Scientist, Formulations is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by supporting pre-formulation laboratory activities for early stage Formulation development of liquids and solid drug products of new chemical entities or new dosage forms for existing drugs. The Associate Scientist will develop sterile parenterals and oral liquids, lyophilized products, liposomal delivery systems and oral solid dose including both immediate and sustained/modified release. The role will contribute to the solution of complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. The Associate Scientist will exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. The Associate Scientist will determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance, mentoring and training to other personnel. The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Alcami core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.



Essential Functions

* Performs laboratory work related to the development of formulations for pharmaceutical dosage forms.

* Develops solutions, lyophilized injectables, oral liquids, solids formulations of oral capsules, immediate or modified release tablets, or topicals.

* Writes client reports.

* Provides support in corporate research and development of patent applications.

* Demonstrates working knowledge of scientific principles.

* Prepares summaries of observations, capable of verbal and written presentations to peers.

* Maintains a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.

* Interacts with clients and participates in FDA and/or client audits.

* Participates in scientific conferences and contributes to scientific journals.

* Writes SOPs, training modules, specifications and summary reports.

* Assists in implementation of new methods/processes to solve problems.

* Updates all stability tables and maintains organized product records.

* Maintains working knowledge of instrumentation, equipment and scientific methodologies necessary to perform assigned tasks.

* Performs assigned tasks carefully and on schedule according to standard operating procedures and supervisor instructions.

* Maintains basic understanding of underlying scientific principles.

* Analyzes information for technical correctness and accuracy.

* Complies with GLPs and SOPs and transcribes data and information accurately. Peer checks information and signs for GLP review. Brings aberrant information to the attention of supervisor and executes minor QA deviations per standard operating procedures.

* Participates in company sponsored training and maintains current status of certifications.

* Provides technical training and leadership for subordinate technical positions.

* Demonstrates company loyalty in relations with Company personnel and clients.

* Maintains a safe, clean and organized work environment free of safety hazards.

* Enters project hours promptly and updates project status on appropriate tracking and/or timekeeping systems.

* Suggests improvements for safety, work quality and productivity.

* Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements.



Education and Experience

* Bachelor s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or related field with 5+ years of experience; OR

* Master s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or related field with 2+ years of related experience.



Alcami Non-Negotiables

* Consistently demonstrates honesty and integrity through personal example.

* Follows all safety policies and leads by example a safety first culture.

* Produces high quality work product with a focus on first time right.

* Complies with the company code of conduct and policies and regulatory standards.



Alcami Core Leadership Competencies

* Thinks strategically. Quickly identifies and acts on opportunities. Considers the downstream impact. Seeks to understand the why. Focuses on work that matters.

* Develops organization and others. Takes ownership to develop self and others. Seeks out new opportunities and experiences for continuous learning.

* Acts decisively. Makes and acts on decisions quickly. Makes decisions with the customer and their patients in mind. Meets commitments with a sense of urgency. Seeks ways to be more efficient.

* Drives performance. Holds self and others accountable. Delivers results first time right. Never settles for status quo. Willing to have tough conversations. Asks for feedback and takes action to improve.

* Passion for customers. Listens to understand. Asks the right questions. Gets to the heart of the matter and uses that insight to provide value.

* Works collaboratively. Seeks out the experience of others with the aim for better results. Open minded regardless where ideas originate. Flexible and easy to work with.



Functional Competencies

* Extensive knowledge of Chemistry and scientific calculations.

* Extensive Laboratory Skills (equipment usage, terminology, etc).

* General working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word and Excel.

* General working knowledge of Lab Techniques (i.e. extractions).

* Good understanding of GLP/GMP Policies/Regulations.

* General working knowledge of Spectroscopy (i.e. UV, IR, AA), Titronics (i.e. KF).

* Ability to efficiently organize routine work with minimum supervision and to properly evaluate and interpret generated data is required.

* Ability to work well in a team setting and to collaborate across working groups.

* Ability to plan and schedule multiple tasks.

* Ability to work with potent compounds and controlled substances as well as meet timelines.



Travel Requirements

* Up to 5% travel required.



What We Offer You:

* Competitive salary with career advancement opportunities

* Profit sharing bonus plan

* Medical, dental and vision coverage from day one

* 401(k) with company match

* Company paid vacation, holiday and sick-leave

* Voluntary benefits including short & long term disability, life, accident, critical illness insurances



Diversity and Inclusion:

Alcami values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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