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Scientist - Formulation Development

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Sep 19, 2023

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Science, Pharmaceutical
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Job Description

Millions! Novartis made a decision to pursue early discovery research internally to allow us to quickly translate the most impactful discoveries into therapeutics for millions of patients.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Plan and support development of early and late phase NCE development of various dosage forms for both documentation aspects and formulation aspects
• Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) pertaining to the review process
• Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of GMP/GLP/ISO requirements as these pertain to work performed in the laboratory
• Plan and support entire drug product development process starting with first pre-formulation studies up to the manufacturing process transfer to production and the provision of the required documentation to allow worldwide registration
• Strong scientific background wrt biopharmaceutics and its application in DP development
• Provide documentation of raw data, evaluation and contribute to interpretation of results. Provide input for the selection of next experiments
• Communicate and address problems, perform safety and literature searches under guidance from more experienced team members.
• Meet quality, quantity and timelines in all assigned projects

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements


• M. Pharm with 7-10 years of experience or PhD in Science with focus on pharmaceutical sciences and technology (e.g. Pharmacy, Chemistry) with 4+ years of experience
• Experience in the pre-formulation, formulation and process development of various drug product dosage forms
• Thorough understanding of all the unit operations and equipment for scale-down model development and process characterization is required
• Experience in handling data integrity checks and documentation support during the drug product development
• Representation of Pharmaceutical Development as formulation project leader in global CMC teams, functional representative in cross-functional teams
• Evaluation and implementation of new methods and technologies, scientific contributions, supervision of research projects and initiation of new research activities
• Demonstrated competency and experience in drug product development within the pharmaceutical industry is required.
• Successful work experience in a matrix organization is preferred.
• Good communication & project management skills are preferred.

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!
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