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Associate Scientist Formulations
at Renaissance Pharmaceuticals
Lakewood, NJ

Associate Scientist Formulations
at Renaissance Pharmaceuticals
Lakewood, NJ

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Associate Scientist Formulations Overview

The Associate Scientist supports formulation development aspects of pharmaceutical products through formulation optimization to overall candidate progression for clients' and Renaissance's pipeline products. Applying a working knowledge of formulation science theories, practices and concepts, the incumbent works under the direct supervision of senior R&D scientists to execute, and manage product formulations projects. Insure Standard Operating Procedures and protocols are maintained and applied.

Associate Scientist Formulations Responsibilities

Technical
• Under the supervision of The R&D Manager or a Senior Scientist, perform formulation and pre-formulation activities in the development and scale-up of formulations including parenteral (solutions and suspensions), and ophthalmic (solutions, suspensions and ointments) products from bench top to pilot-scale to commercial production. This may entail technology transfer from other plants as well.
• Conduct routine and non-routine laboratory analyses such as finished product testing, stability testing, and manufacturing in-process test which require critical levels of accuracy.
• Write standard methods of analysis.
• Prepare and write study plans, technical reports, which summarize formulation development work and results.
• Operate all laboratory analytical instrumentation and perform troubleshooting and calibration of laboratory equipment as needed.
• Perform assigned various tasks which are needed to maintain the laboratory. Such tasks may include ordering lab supplies, calibrating instruments, and Hazmat duties.
• Manage time effectively to complete assignments in an expected time frame.
• Document all experimental work neatly and correctly in a lab notebook in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
• Review lab testing results and notebooks to ensure accurate documentation.
• Ensure proper training before performing any tests and maintain an up to date training record related to all job functions and GXP requirements.
• Maintain current knowledge of relevant Quality System Regulations and other regulatory requirements related to research and development (product development, design and safety) to ensure compliance in all research, data collection and reporting activities.
• Maintain quality checks on safety of the Lab, including biohazards and insure maintenance of the facilities according to Good Laboratory Practices.

Communications
• Compile data and author technical and product development reports.
• Effectively interact with other scientists, project managers and colleagues from numerous functions.
• Provide accurate updates on work progress.

Leadership
• Understand and comply with all Renaissance safety, environmental and quality practices and procedures as outlined in organizational/departmental guidelines and SOPs as well as applicable federal, state and local regulations.
Associate Scientist Formulations Qualifications

Bachelor's degree/ Master's degree/PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, or similar degree. or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A minimum of 1-3 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred

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