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Principal Material Scientist Beerse Belgium,  

Johnson & Johnson (company)

Posted on : 13 May 2017

Project Description

Pharmaceutical Sciences is a department of our company  R&D Operations / PDMS Small Molecule Value Stream and is responsible for 
  • Preformulation
  • Biopharmaceutical analysis
  • Developability assessment 
  • Physical form selection
  • Material Sciences
  • Powder and Particle Characterization
  • We offer a position for a Principal Material Scientist in the domain of Material Sciences, the main responsibilities include: 
  • Guide pharmaceutical development teams on the selection of excipients based on scientific, quality and regulatory argumentation 
  • Supporting formulation optimization and formulation composition and process robustness by evaluation of critical material attributes during formulation development and product life cycle management
  • Design experiments for excipient functionality, processability and compatibility 
  • Development of control strategy in collaboration with excipient suppliers based on gage R&R, GMP-risk assessment, product quality and statistical considerations
  • Support investigations and life cycle activities related to excipients
  • Embeds material knowledge, characterization methods, process improvements and innovations in best practices
  • Identifies and seizes opportunities for scientific development through networking with internal and external experts
  • Supports other scientists with defining project plans and characterization protocols
  • Applies effective trouble shooting method to solve business-critical issues and is able to share knowledge across multiple, unrelated development programs to advance projects. 

  • You hold a PhD - Master degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biosciences or Pharmaceutical sciences
  • You have at least 6 - 12 years of formulation expertise and have a good knowledge of raw material properties and manufacturing methods 
  • You have project management experience 
  • You are customer-oriented and results-driven
  • You have good knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written
  • You have good technical writing skills
  • You are able to work independently and are also a team player


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