Principal Analytical Scientist

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 1 year ago(2022/11/29 12:12)
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Hovione is an independent family owned international group of companies. From the beginning, we have set ourselves above and apart through our innovative technological and productive capabilities, reaching a top spot in the world market as an integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Company dedicated to helping Pharmaceutical Customers bring new and off-patent drugs to market.


Our people are the main asset for our continued success. Reaching over 1950 team members, from 36 different nationalities, that are located across Asia, Europe and North America (Portugal, US, Macao, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Switzerland), including 4 production sites.


Working at Hovione means reaching for innovation and excellence in everything we do: for our clients, our partners and, above all, our patients. That is why we are In it for life.


Location: R&D Centre, Lumiar

You will be responsible to:

  • Lead to the development of new products and services for Hovione and/or for our client base. It may result in ownership of intellectual property such as patents. It is the key driving force of innovation and science in the organization, managing new ideas and innovation across the company.
  • Performs qualitative and quantitative analyses of compounds, including drug substances, drug product intermediates and drug product.
  • Recommends the analytical characterization package (Chemical, physical, performance) and controls the quality and accuracy of the data in compliance with legislation and regulatory standards of Quality, HSE and cGMP policies. Promotes the scientific excellence and innovation in the Analytical area and contributes with technical expertise to expand the Intellectual Property, product and technology portfolios.
  • Be a liaison between the Assessment Group and the client when discussing the scope of work of analytical projects. This includes Technology Transfer Centre (TTC) projects and projects from other sites where his/her input is considered relevant.  Determine the amount of work/effort that is required to accomplish a scope of work and propose solutions that meet and exceed the Client’s expectations.
  • Work as an advisor for analytical challenges that take place in the global CRD organization.
  • Be the analytical contact for all the projects run in the TTC. Participate in team meetings and actively suggest analytical improvements to the work that is required or delivered to a particular client.
  • Develop new analytical methods that are scientifically sound for the different projects run in the technical transfer.
  • Be a scientific leader in investigations of deviations incurred in the analytical area.
  • Support and mentor analytical community at the TTC and CRD and help develop their capabilities, particularly of any direct reports under his/her supervision.
  • Work closely with the R&D, QC and QA groups in order to assure that the analytical work done is the most appropriate for the chemistry at each stage of development.
  • Promote compliance on Health, Safety and Environment in the area and activities.

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry or in similar Chemistry/Biochemistry/Health Sciences fields.

  • Worked for a minimum of 8 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry, specifically in the Analytical Development area

  • Deep scientific knowledge

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Result driven, team player, able to deal with multiple projects/tasks

  • Strong analysis and reasoning skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Hovione is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer

Inclusion and diversity are key to us. At Hovione, that means a work environment where differences are valued, and everyone is treated with fairness and respect. We want all our team members worldwide to feel supported, respected, and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of their age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity.


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