Principal Scientist

Bend, OR

Posted: 01/11/2023 Division: Life Sciences Job Number: JN -112022-15842

Job Description

Principal Scientist

The Principal Scientist will lead a team in Dosage Form Development. The role requires a combination of technical expertise and leadership skills to allow the team to collectively deliver high quality results on client projects. In addition to oversight of client-facing deliverables, the successful candidate will develop processes and training to improve transfer of process and formulation information into the GMP manufacturing environment.

Title: Principal Scientist
Industry: Pharmaceutical/Biosciences
Location: Bend, Oregon
Schedule: M-F, 8a-5p (on-site)
Pay: Competitive salary with full-time benefits (BOE)
Type: Direct Placement

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • May oversee the daily workflow of the department
  • May provide constructive and timely performance evaluations
  • May coordinate the work of other team members
  • May provide technical guidance and direction
  • May provide mentorship
  • May have direct reports
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Independently develops experimental protocols and templates based on project need
  • Identifies and develops new technologies
  • Independently summarizes, reports, and analyzes data to draw conclusions and proposes next steps
  • Identifies out of trend data, forms hypothesis and investigates
  • Evaluates data and draws conclusions across data sets/projects
  • Independently interfaces with client, project management & operations to manage timelines and workplans and to effectively communicate technical information
  • Acts as the technical point of contact for external partners
  • Independently leads projects, and may act as SME to provide support and guidance for other projects
  • Independently authors technical reports and presentations
  • Independently defines problem statements and develops and manages workplans
  • Contributes to developing and executing cross-functional program and product development strategy
  • Mentors or manages
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
  • Scientific curiosity and willingness to learn
  • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated experience in technical focus area (formulation sciences, analytical sciences, process engineering, drug product development)
  • Demonstrated experience with advanced laboratory and data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical process and/or product development
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Bachelor Degree (B.S.) in Science or Engineering discipline with 10+ years experience
  • OR Master s Degree (M.S.) in Science or Engineering discipline with 8+ years experience
  • OR PhD in Science or Engineering discipline with 3+ years experience
Physical Responsibilities
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Motor skills required for basic laboratory operations (pouring liquids, using utensils to transfer powders, visual assessments)
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