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Technical Specialist (Oral Solid Dose)

Job Introduction

We are looking for:

The Technical Specialist (Oral Solid Dose) will provide Oral Solid Dose and Spray Drying expertise in the implementation of new drug product manufacturing capabilities. This position will work cross-functionally with engineering and end users to lead operational expertise for building /training and operational readiness with a focus on identifying and implementing new technologies and capability investments for GMP use.
This role will further develop overall Pharmaron capabilities and enhance the reputation of Pharmaron with its scientific and commercial stakeholders.

At Pharmaron we offer:
  • Vibrant and dynamic employment – we are a highly specialised, growth company operating in a critical sector of the economy – our future is strong and exciting!
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and yourself – our rapid growth brings greater opportunities for you to learn and grow faster!
  • A great team where we all support each other – enjoy your work – after all you spend about a third of your time here!
Key roles and responsibilities:
  • Business Lead (Operations); championing end-user requirements on major capital projects, with a focus on Oral solid dose processing capabilities and facilities. Represent the business in collaboration with all support functions to support the delivery of assigned Capital investment projects on time and to budget.        
  • Provide subject matter expertise on oral solid dose & solubility enhancement capabilities (including spray drying). Define operational end-user requirements for facility/equipment layout, functionality, and GMP compliance.
  • Identify and qualify new capability investment opportunities based on market trends and overall business growth strategy. Proactively drive capability improvements that keep Pharmaron technology and capabilities current. 
  • Create business justifications for proposed new investments based on accurate quotations and foreseen business growth. Negotiate supply terms as required. Collaborate with Engineering on project planning ensuring relevant business inputs and priorities are understood and aligned.
  • Manage implementation of new capabilities, aligning with ongoing operations and qualification & validation resources. 
  • Lead programs to train staff on new capabilities. Co-ordinate training requirements based on supplier provision vs prior knowledge and ensure training gaps are effectively closed on timely basis
  • Manage Stakeholder expectations, escalating challenges to agree business solutions in timely manner.
  • BSc degree in science or a related field. Higher qualification in science desired.
  • Evidence of strong industrial experience and achievement with at least 10 years in an applicable role, in cGMP environment
  • Expertise with Oral Solid Dose and Spray Drying
  • Evidence of successful application of technical skill sets to resolve high complexity technical challenges.
  • Business Partnerships and Relationship Development
  • Evidence of ability to effectively contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Project Management & cross-functional collaboration
  • Technical understanding of equipment and qualification processes
  • Strong process orientation and ability to drive continuous improvement.
Our Company: “We are a dynamic, fast-growing company, with an enviable reputation for leading-edge science, offering contract research services to some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, solving what were believed to be unsolvable scientific challenges”.
We believe in our ability to relentlessly push forward the boundaries of scientific excellence, delivering solutions for our clients, always operating ethically and with integrity. We take pride in our professionalism and commitment to always deliver our very best work.
  • We offer a competitive salary and a progressive and comprehensive suite of employee benefits.
  • We offer state of the art working environment across our sites.
  • We offer the opportunity for growth and development and will support funding for relevant training and development programmes.
Why Should You Apply?
  • This is an opportunity for you as a Technical expert in Oral Solid Dose to make a real impact in a highly scientific and dynamic environment, demonstrate leadership, ambition, and the desire to grow with the department.
  • Build and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards.
  • To be part of a team who support each other, embrace, and solve technical challenges and put excellence at the heart of all that we do.

Pharmaron is a premier R&D service company supporting the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities having established diverse drug R&D service capabilities, ranging from synthetic, medicinal, and analytical chemistry, biology, DMPK, pharmacology, drug safety assessment, radiochemistry and isotopically labelled metabolism, chemical & pharmaceutical development to clinical development.  With operations in China, US and UK staffed by over 20,000 employees, Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan, and China.

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