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Staff Scientist at Ashland Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP

Pharmaceutical Staff Scientist

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Pharmaceutical Staff Scientist to join our pharmaceutical Ashland Specialty ingredients G.P business at our Wilmington, Delaware Site. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the pharmaceutical development function. This position will report to Senior Staff Scientist/Team Leader/Research Scientist.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead and execute new product development, customer technical service, and contract research projects to support pharmaceutical business growth especially in parenteral dosage forms and formulations for biologics

  • Design and execute studies to advance pharmaceutical formulations and processes using Ashland pharmaceutical excipient technologies.

  • Generate and maintain documentation required by projects and pharmaceutical operations including batch records, SOPs, protocols, etc. Evaluate data and documentation from project trials and testing, and prepare reports summarizing the R&D activities

  • Coordinate activities with project leaders, R&D teams, sales, regulatory, and other cross functional team members to ensure the delivery of quality results in a timely manner

  • Provide technical review of marketing literature and presentations

  • Support trainings to Ashland global sales and technical teams as well as customers

  • Present research findings at major technical conferences and journals

  • Provide technical support to North America and global accounts

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Ph.D. degree in Industrial Pharmaceutics or Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution

  • 1-5 years of experience in pharmaceutical oral solid and/or parenteral dosage forms/process development and manufacturing.

  • M.S. degree with 5 + years’ experience is also acceptable.

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Thorough knowledge on oral solid and parenteral dosage forms.

  • Experience with biologic formulations and characterization, and working experience with PLGA is highly desirable

  • Extensive hands-on experience with formulation processes and formulation technologies

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple activities with agility to achieve company and departmental objectives.

  • Working knowledge of Design of Experiments (DOE), Microsoft Office Suite, and statistical analysis.

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.