Director of Formulation Sciences

Bend, Oregon /
Process and Product Development – Drug Product Development /
Full-time Exempt
The Director of Formulation Sciences will be responsible for the Formulation Sciences team and early development of pharmaceutical formulations including, but not limited to pre-formulation assessments, identification of strategic formulation strategies, and formulation screening (SDD, lipids, particle size reduction, etc) to identify a preferred form and formulation for the drug substance or drug product intermediate. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Accountable for the daily workflow of the department
    • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations for direct reports
    • Provide technical guidance and direction
    • Provides mentorship
    • Has direct reports 

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provides strategic vision for organization & department
    • Delegation & oversight of new projects
    • Contributes to IR&D strategy
    • Works directly with Executive Management on Company budgeting and forecasting
    • Makes final recommendations for capital expenditure to Executive Management
    • Authors/reviews/approves project proposals and budgets
    • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
    • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and lead cross-functional teams
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
    • Scientific curiosity and willingness to learn
    • Demonstrated experience in technical focus area (formulation sciences, analytical sciences, process engineering, drug product development)
    • Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical process and/or product development
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate

Education and Experience

    • B.S. in Science or Engineering discipline with 15+ years experience
    • M.S. in Science or Engineering discipline with 12+ years experience
    • PhD in Science or Engineering discipline with 5+ years experience

Physical Requirements

    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally
    • Motor skills required for basic laboratory operations (pouring liquids, using utensils to transfer powders, visual assessments)