Formulation Technical Lead

Formulation Technical Lead

Location: Wuxi

Permanent opportunity

Competitive salary and benefits

Make a positive impact, in a team where it means more

Part of an inclusive and giving community, we support and help each other on our journeys – backed by the same personal commitment to each other as we give to patients. Curious problem solvers, we are intellectually stimulated by constant learning. There’s potential for multiple, global careers and great rewards, for those who embrace the diverse opportunities.

If you have the passion and the drive to accelerate growth and make people’s lives better – then this is the place for you!

Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D)

PT&D are the bridge that turns innovative science into actual medicines that help millions of people. We work across the entire value chain, designing and delivering active ingredients, formulations and devices required to support new medicines – from clinical trial supplies to developing the technology to ensure drugs can be scaled up for commercial manufacture.

A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Formulation Technical Lead in formulation science to join our Oral Product Development team.

The role

As a Formulation Technical Lead, your duties will include:

  • Leads formulation and process development activities for new molecular entity. Author Drug Product sections for CMC dossier submissions, suitable for Global and China submission. Lead technical transfer between AstraZeneca sites for Clinical or Commercial Manufacture. The role holder needs to have sufficient experience to lead these activities independently.

  • Acts as project coordinator and be a member in the core project teams supporting Global development activities.

  • Provide disciplinary scientific leadership, coaching and mentorship for junior scientists both internally and with external suppliers (CDMOs). Presents work through patents, publications and lectures as needed.

  • Maintain good knowledge of the external regulatory environment.

  • Takes responsibility for the quality, communication and delivery of science in projects. Contributes to constructive scientific debate during project technical reviews across the portfolio. Provide expert technical guidance, challenge and problem solving in projects.

  • Identify improvements in science and technologies that can be successfully applied to advance department activities that contribute to achievement of business goals. Recommend, gain commitment to, initiate, lead and champion new science and technology initiatives within the department that improve its capability to deliver on projects. Demonstrate creativity and innovation on projects.

Essential skills

  • B. Sc., M. Sc., or Ph. D. Degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related subject area. Typically 10 years’ experience working in a pharmaceutical development technical / industrial environment with a B. Sc., 8 years’ experience with a M. Sc., and 5 years’ industrial experience with a Ph. D. degree.

  • Have a good understanding of the overall drug development process with an appreciation of how CMC development contributes to R&D. Recognized as leader in own area of scientific field and often seen as point of reference for others.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing in both Chinese and English.

Desirable skills

  • Good team working and networking skills and an ability to influence others and engage relevant AstraZeneca staff in new initiatives. Capable of building good relationships with customers across functions.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in specialized field. Works independently requiring only minimal guidance. Able to use internal and external resources to solve complex problems. May act as a coach or team leader for technicians or scientists.

  • Demonstrated a proven track record of delivery and experience in product development. Experienced in authoring and submission of CMC dossiers and answering subsequent regulatory questions. Experience of technical supervision, coaching and mentoring or leading small teams of people or scientific projects.

Why AstraZeneca…

If you want to broaden knowledge and skills, there is an incredible opportunity for you here.

Build a stable long-term career in a place where you are rewarded for your commitment and our leaders provide unrivalled investment and exposure.

Next steps…

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Excellent! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

Applications are open from 16th to 30th September.

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