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Senior Scientific Associate, Formulation

  • Date Posted February 18, 2021
  • Location Boston, MA
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 17243

Senior Scientific Associate, Formulation

Our client, a leading-pharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing small molecule drugs, is currently seeking a Temporary Sr. Scientific Associate fora 6-month contract in the Formulation group with the possibility to extend. This person will be responsible for the execution, analysis, interpretation and communication of laboratory experiments.


  • Develop solid dosage forms for clinical and commercial use, generate data for project progression and regulatory filings, conduct optimization and scale up studies.
  • Maintain accurate and complete laboratory notebook capturing protocols, results and observations.
  • Interpret data to form sound conclusions.
  • Timely document integrated experimental outcomes in presentations and research reports.
  • Perform basic statistical analysis of experimental data
  • Assist in technical transfer to CMO partners for clinical trial manufacture
  • Initiate experimental troubleshooting on a routine basis, with minimal supervision
  • Contribute to drafting regulatory filing documentation
  • Comply with all relevant Safety and GMP procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years or Master’s degree with 1+ year experience in an pharmaceutical or engineering field. Material science or chemical engineering preferred
  • Strong background in oral solid form development and good understanding of material properties
  • Hands on experience with traditional process equipment (e.g. tablet press, blenders, granulators, etc.).
  • Sample handling and collection, data analysis and graphing experience
  • Direct experience working with CMOs and understanding of QbD and experience with Regulatory filings is a plus
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to