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Research Associate (Expert)

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Research Associate, in Morristown, NJ.


The Formulation Research Scientist performs the development of oral or topical dosage forms for the allergy, analgesic, cough and cold, cardio categories. The Formulation Development (FD) Scientist designs and develops formulations and creates product dossiers for new products by ensuring that all FD work is performed effectively, in the appropriate fashion, according to timelines and at a high level of quality. He/she will manage a portfolio of projects and is responsible for prioritizing activities to effectively and efficiently deliver on commitments. He/she will play an active role in contributing to innovation by actively turning ideas/concepts into prototypes, evaluating external new technologies and drug delivery, and presenting new product ideas to commercial teams. 
  • Managing portfolio of Formulation Development Projects (Liquids, Semisolids, and Solids) 
  • Contribute and lead identification of Formulation Development strategy for assigned projects 
  • Develop and communicate timelines and assess the cost for Formulation Development work. 
  • Coordinate and execute laboratory development activities 
  • Provide oversight of junior level Formulation Development colleagues to execute experimental plans and batch manufacturing 
  • Coordinate external development activities (as required) by providing technical leadership and accountability for delivering timing commitments 
  • Presenting sub-team recommendations, conclusions, and challenges to Technical Leads 
  • Lead development and/or author technical documentation to support the launch and regulatory approval of projects 
  • Assure that applicable GMP requirements are implemented and followed in local procedures related to Supply Chain Processes. 
  • Has a basic understanding of analytical/pre-formulation instruments such as HPLC, DSC, Particle Sizer etc. 

Education Requirement(s): 

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences or related with 6 years of experience in Formulation or Processing Development or  Or Master of Pharmaceutical Science or related with 2 years of experience in Formulation or Processing Development or Ph.D. In Pharmaceutical Sciences or related with 0-year experience 


  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology with 0-year experience) 

Skill & Competency Requirements: 

  • Formulation development experience in the development of solids, liquids, or semisolid dosage forms 
  • Graduate research work related to the pharmaceutical formulation or product development 


  • Industry and/or academic research experience working on product development with significant expertise in liquids, semisolid & solids processing and unit operations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and apply the scientific aspects and communicate with all levels of personnel the results of projects. 
  • Ability to manage regulatory agency inquiries/documentation related to product technical issues. 
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and work independently in a changing environment. 
  • Personal computer skills required. Experience with Microsoft Office software & Statistical Software required. 

Job Number: 2010119411
Job Location: Morristown, NJ
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 10/08/2020
Attention: Mike Simmerman
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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