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Zoetis, Inc. Formulation Scientist in Kalamazoo, Michigan

FORMULATION SCIENTIST We are seeking a formulation scientist to support development of new veterinary drug products and reformulation of existing products at our RD headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The formulation scientist will be responsible for characterization of candidate molecules, designing early enabling formulations, conducting preformulation research, developing formulations and manufacturing processes and scale-up and transfer into production facilities. This is an exciting opportunity where the scientist will have full ownership on formulation development, scale-up and technical documentation. The scientist will also work with global manufacturing colleagues for technology transfer and production of registration stability batches. The scientist will be expected to support interdisciplinary teams of colleagues from research (biologist, medicinal chemist, pharmacologist), clinical development, safety, regulatory and marketing. On occasion, the scientist will be expected to lead pharmaceutical science teams which bring forward the active molecule, drug product, analytical methods and drug supplies for drug candidates from early discovery stage to commercialization. The scientist will have the opportunity to work on various dosage forms including the main administration routes of oral (tablets, medicated feed additives), topical and parenteral (solutions, suspensions). The scientist will have the opportunity to work on various innovative projects to tailor dosage forms based on specific needs of different animal species. RESPONSIBILITIES * Formulation design, development and scale-up of the manufacturing process. * Support discovery team with enabling formulations. * Research and development of novel drug delivery systems internally and/or through external partners. * Conduct formulation research in the laboratory and provide pharmaceutical science leadership when appropriate. * Author regulatory documents for filing and commercial launch. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE * PhD in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, Chemical Engineering or related field with at least 5 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. * Experience in conducting preformulation and formulation development studies. * Extensive knowledge of drug degradation pathways and stabilization techniques. * Experience with international teams, CROs/CMOs. * Knowledge on Design of Experimentation and Quality by Design aspects for formulation development. * Effective communication and leadership skills. OTHER DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES (but not necessary) * Experience with liquid formulation development (sterile injectable, solution, suspension) highly desirable. * Familiarity of the Animal Health industry with experience of working with Marketing/Commercial colleagues. * Familiarity with GMP, VICH, Pharmacopeias, Technical and Regulatory requirements in relation to animal health product development and manufacturing. * Familiarity in scale-up and technology transfer to pilot/commercial scale. * Experience with writing CMC technical sections. * Understanding of packaging considerations for commercial products and primary pack screening and s