Senior Scientist Dermal Product Development - Dermal

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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 10/9/2016

Allergan, Inc. Irvine, CA

Irvine, CA
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Allergan is hiring for a Senior Scientist Dermal Product Development Pharmaceutical Development position, to be located in Irvine, CA.

In early 2015, Actavis completed the acquisition of Allergan. This combination united two growing, successful and profitable companies into a unique, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. In June 2015, the combined company changed its corporate name to Allergan plc and its stock ticker to NYSE:AGN.

Today, our nearly 30,000 talented global employees are creating an unrivaled foundation for long-term growth. We combine highly regarded brands and a best-in-class generics business with an enviable pipeline and lean, reliable operations to drive value for customers.

Join one of the world s fastest growing specialty pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn t just welcomed, it s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of stretch assignments and opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

The Senior Scientist Dermal Product Development Pharmaceutical Development plans, directs, and executes drug product formulation & manufacturing process development activities in support of development of new products intended for clinical trials and commercialization with focus on dermal dosage forms including creams, ointments, lotions, emulsions, solutions, gels and suspensions. This individual conducts research in the area of formulation and process development in support of innovative product development both for new chemical entities and life-cycle management of marketed products. The essential components of this position are in-depth understanding of pharmaceutical formulation principles, manufacturing process unit operations, global CMC regulatory requirements as well as strong organizational skills to develop formulations intended for clinical trials and commercialization. This incumbent will provide scientific and technical leadership for product formulation development projects and in general, Pharmaceutical Development function. S/he applies the principles of quality by design (QbD) and statistical process design/analysis to formulation and process development. S/he will demonstrate scientific excellence through scientific reports, published articles in peer-reviewed journals, society participation, regulatory filings, and/ or patents. S/he will represent department at CMC/Project Team meetings and work closely with other Pharmaceutical Sciences departments, Process Chemistry, Toxicology, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Clinical Development and Marketing to meet project timelines and objectives. S/he will apply current CMC regulatory requirements and guidance s to support global registration of new products.

The Senior Scientist Dermal Product Development Pharmaceutical Development will exhibit leadership skills that result in good performance and career development of junior staff. This individual keeps abreast of current developments in pharmaceutical technology, leading edge technologies and regulatory affairs to contribute to the technical base at Allergan. The successful candidate will have excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.