Catalent Pharma Solutions Scientist I (Analytical Methods Development) in San Diego, California

Job Description

Catalent Pharma San Diego is hiring for a Scientist I in our Analytical Development department who will be expected to build and lead a team focused on the development of analytical methods for small molecule and peptide drug products. The main focus will be HPLC/UPLC-UV stability-indicating methods using various separation chemistries including but not limited to reversed phase, ion-exchange, and chiral. Alternate detection methods such as ELSD may be employed however as well. In addition, the Scientist I may be responsible overseeing development of assay, dissolution, water content, and physical characterization methods for oral and injectable drug products. The individual will assist in the researching and introduction of new analytical technology to characterize drug products. There is an expectation of both direct hand-on laboratory work as well as supervision of multiple direct reports and mentoring/training of other colleagues as needed.

The Role (daily responsibilities)

  • Develop stability-indicating methods for peptide and small molecule API and drug products. Perform studies to determine if methods are suitable for transfer to Quality Control.

  • Perform and train others on a variety of analytical techniques including, but not necessarily limited to: analytical balances, pH meters, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), UV/Vis spectroscopy, USP dissolution testing apparatus, moisture analysis by Karl Fischer, disintegration, DSC, TGA, hardness, and friability testing.

  • Troubleshoot existing methods internalized to Pharmatek from other vendors.

  • Communicate results both internally and externally through oral and written updates and formal reports as necessary.

  • Assist in the creation and/or revision of company SOPs.

  • Collaboration with Quality Assurance and Quality Control on analytical method validation and compliance issues

The Candidate (requirements)

  • BS degree in a scientific discipline, from an accredited university with 6 - 10 years of experience required in analytical chemistry OR

  • MS degree in a scientific discipline, from an accredited university, with 5 - 8 years of experience required in analytical chemistry OR

  • Small molecule and drug product method development experience is required to be considered. HPLC/UPLC method development experience and early phase knowledge MUST HAVE.

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred as this role potentially will oversee a team of 1-3 junior level personnel. Those candidates with previous team leadership and supervisory experience will be given first consideration.

  • Strong communication skills including written and oral/presentation ability.

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development:

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect

  • Delivers Results

  • Demonstrates Business Acumen

  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Champions Change

  • Engages and Inspires

  • Coaches and Develops

Position Benefits

  • Potential for career growth within an expanding team

  • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and 401k are all offered from Day One of employment

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and holidays

About Catalent San Diego

Catalent San Diego, Inc. (Formerly Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc.) is a premier pharmaceutical chemistry development and manufacturing organization supporting the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Catalent San Diego focuses on bringing client drug compounds from discovery to the clinic with services that include analytical development, preformulation testing, formulation development, GMP manufacturing and stability storage and testing. At Catalent San Diego, we recruit and develop exceptional individuals with a passion for science and determination to excel. We offer a technically challenging and stimulating environment and the opportunity to learn from the best. We provide a generous benefits package, on-site gym and fitness programs, team sports, activities and competitive compensation.

About Catalent Pharma Solutions

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where our professionals work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market, for the benefit of patients globally.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied.™

Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities, or contact us at +1 877 503 9493.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career – join the global drug development and delivery leader! You will help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply some of the over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Our highly skilled, dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving the health of patients by combining their personal expertise with advanced technologies to advance science and supply innovative new products of the highest quality to patients globally.

Why Catalent?

  • Gain unparalleled experience by working on multiple products and technologies – we launch nearly 200 new products for our customers each year.

  • We have 20 global pharmaceutical Product Development teams on five continents, who are, at any given time, working on over 700 new products and hundreds of ongoing clinical trials.

  • Our products include some of the latest life-saving medicines as well as some of the most well-known consumer health brands used by families every day.

  • Catalent’s more than 30 global facilities on 5 continents manufacture over 70 billion doses of over 7,000 important medicines and consumer health products.

  • Nearly 1 in 20 doses of medicines taken around the world has been touched by the Catalent team.

  • We have +1,100 patents on many superior patient-preferred technologies used by all the top pharmaceutical, biologic and consumer health companies.

  • We established the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute to drive collaboration and scientific exchange among industry professionals, academics and partners.

  • Many of our 1,400+ scientists are regularly published in top industry journals and present at top industry conferences to advance knowledge sharing and the development of better life-saving medicines.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.