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Application Scientist

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North Chicago, IL
$120,000 - $150,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Dec 22, 2016
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Position Summary:

As the Sr. Application Scientist, you will participate as a critical team member is ascertaining critical physical, analytical, and functional attributes of the Company’s present and future excipient portfolio.
Search literature for bio-pharmaceutical formulation trends and develop collaborations to build Company’s formulation know-how and portfolio of solutions.
Collaborate with our R&D and Sales and Marketing / Business Development team to develop and expand the Company’s strategic portfolio of products, solutions, and technologies for bio-pharmaceutical formulation, stabilization, preservation, optimization, and solubilization.
Provide value-added formulation technical support to the organization’s bio-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical customers while promoting the Company’s products and services.
Establish the organization’s capability and expertise in the area of formulation development through internal capability improvement and/or third party partners.


Design and execute studies to cross correlate excipient formulation functionality key quality attributes for the purposes of improving the present portfolio and development of future products, solutions and technologies.
  • Search literature on bio-pharmaceutical formulations to discover trends in the area
  • Collaborate with our R&D team to develop and expand the organization’s portfolio of critical products and services for the bio-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Create platform thinking and programs that incorporate our products.
  • Help new and existing customers, including early stage development companies, utilize our platforms and products to solve their formulation challenges
  • Provide critical technical support / problem solving solutions for our customer’s drug formulation, stabilization, preservation, optimization and solubilization requirements
  • Partner with the sales team as our technical representative to develop strategic relationships with formulation scientists.
  • Establish capabilities and expertise in biologic formulation development through internal capability improvements and/or third party partners
  • Build strategic relationships with customers, researchers, and other collaborators to advance the expertise, know-how and data
  • Develop and manage collaborations with stem cells, regenerative medicine, cell therapy, and bio-pharma formulations and stabilization partners
  • Attend and participate in relevant scientific conferences, trade shows and webinars
  • Give technical webinars and presentations that promote  products and services
  • Write and publish scientific articles on formulation challenges and solutions while highlighting the company’s products and services
  • Build internal know-how and expertise on bio-pharmaceutical formulation practices, challenges and solutions
  • Regularly report on progress against all plans, customer visits, and R&D activities
  • Travel in accordance with meeting objectives & metrics agreed between VP, R&D and VP Sales & Marketing
  • Other duties as assigned.?
  • An advanced academic degree in formulation sciences, preferably a PhD and relating to biochemistry/biotechnology/drug delivery.
  • Formulation development for bio-pharmaceuticals for the last five years at a leading bio-pharmaceutical formulation service provide or large pharma/biotech.
  • Expertise in formulation development according to quality by design and innovative formulations such as high concentration formulations.
  • Minimum of five years of recent experience at a bio-pharmaceutical formulation development.
  • Confident in successfully collaborating with customers and providing them value-added bio-pharmaceutical formulation solutions.
  • Proven track record of successful technical collaboration.
  • Service and business oriented.
  • Successful track record of working in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work effectively both internally and externally with employees and customers to achieve all sales and marketing and R&D objectives using a strong set of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Position requires sound judgment and creative thinking abilities using a clear strategic approach.
  • Strong presentation skills for promoting products to customers.
  • Must be a team player yet must possess the ability to work with independently to accomplish all job-related goals.
  • Excellent writing and strong computer skills are required.
  • Self-motivated

  • Ascertaining critical physical, analytical, and functional attributes of the Company’s present and future excipient portfolio
  • Expand and leverage know-how, expertise, and data in bio-pharmaceutical formulation, stabilization, preservation and optimization solutions, products and services
  • Add-value and technical support to our customer’s formulation projects while promoting products and services
  • Enhance and deepen business relationships with key bio-pharmaceutical customers (existing and new)
  • Develop strategic partnerships with bio-pharmaceutical customers to investigate and improve our joint formulation expertise, know-how, data, and IP
Language / Fluency: Fluency in English required; multilingual with German, French or Chinese is a plus.


Unless noted above, applicants MUST be authorized to work in the US without Visa Sponsorship. US citizens and Green Card holders ONLY. We do not provide relocation assistance for those living outside the continental US. Please only click apply if you meet the specific requirements of the job listing, you are able to work in the location listed, and are comfortable with the salary range indicated above. Thanks for your interest. We look forward to working with you.