Scientist - Product Development

Radient Technologies Inc. - Edmonton, AB (5 months ago)

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Role and Responsibilities

  • Formulation development of solid and liquid dose pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic products.
  • Determine physical and chemical stability of developed formulations.
  • Support other activities related to product development, regulatory submissions and analytical method development.
  • Schedule experiments and prioritize assignments to meet project objectives and deadlines.
  • Actively participate in technology transfers related to developed products, scale up activities and test runs.
  • Demonstrate ability to improve yields by reducing costs, including investigating alternative materials or new machinery to improve efficiency and quality in bottleneck areas.
  • Record accurate and complete experimental protocols, procedures and results.
  • Supervise more junior team members and provide help in planning and execution of laboratory experimentation.
  • Assist in the general operation of formulation laboratory, including maintenance of SOP’s, other staff training, equipment set-up, maintenance and troubleshooting, lab supplies and equipment orders.
  • Ensures availability of chemicals, excipients etc., needed to carry out all product development tasks.
  • Ensure full compliance with all relevant regulations and procedures, including but not limited to, any work with regulated product.
  • Contribute to departmental strategy and provide input on potential lab requirements and improvements.
  • Adhere to federal and provincial health, safety and environmental regulations.
  • Attend training sessions and continuously work on improvement of skills.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Master or PhD. degree in Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Biochemistry or a related field.
  • Experience in the field of new product development or closely related field is required.
  • Related experience in the industrial settings is an asset.

Qualifications and expectations

  • The Scientist (Product Development) will have extensive scientific knowledge and technical skills required to perform their job and will continue to improve upon both job-related or specialty area knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to efficiently handle formulation equipment, such as fluid bed dryer, high shear granulator, spray dryer, homogenizers, encapsulator or tablet press.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current state of the art related to of product development and formulations.
  • Demonstrable experience with planning, scheduling and carrying out work from projects start to its successful completion.
  • Good understanding of the challenges associated with scale-up and technology transfer is an asset.

Non-Technical skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow detailed written and verbal instructions, communicating results of experiments with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work on several tasks or projects concurrently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and managers; a positive attitude and general ability to work well with others is essential.
  • Proficiency in MS Office or equivalent software packages

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • Cosmetic or Pharmaceutical: 2 years (Required)
  • GMP Compliance: 1 year (Required)

Location:

  • Edmonton (Required)