Principal Scientist (M/F)

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(2023/1/4 10:26)
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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.

You will be responsible to:

  • Continuously raise our profile of company in the industry as Drug Product Development experts seeking to be the preferential partners to target pharmaceutical companies.
  • Bridge Chemistry and Final Dosage Form and therefore contribute decisively to offer a fully integrated package, attractive to both Small and Large Pharma;
  • Continuously improve the performance of the DPD group, by being energized with breaking new ground every day and by providing an outstanding service to our partners.
  • Ensure that activities are performed in an increasingly efficient manner and with the existing resources and within the agreed budgets
  • Supervise DPD projects ensuring perfect technical execution, customer satisfaction and the achievement of the established objectives.
  • Promote continuously innovation and gains of knowledge within the company, proposing new differentiators (e.g. novel technologies or methodologies) for the company.
  • Promote the company internationally through presentations, patents and scientific papers.
  • Ensure all DPD activities are carried out according to Hovione HSE policy
  • Establish the technological strategy within his/her Group
  • Implement new methodologies within the DPD Group
  • Train team members in other CRD sites and guarantee common standards
  • Coordinate the work in the laboratories of the DPD group
  • Establish career development plans and training plans
  • Support technically the sales force and the Business Unit
  • Assess technically new projects
  • Supervise all projects within his/her Group
  • Write and approve technical reports
  • Prepare documentation concerning manufacturing processes, operating manuals and procedures.

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

  • With University degree in the field of Engineering, Science or Pharmacy, preferable in Chemical Engineering, Materials Sciences or Pharmaceutical Technology.
  • With leadership, Team Management Communication skills
  • Excellent business sense
  • Result driven, team player, able to deal with multiple projects/tasks
  • Fluent in English (minimum CAE level)
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Experience in cGMP's and HSEE rules
  • With knowledge of Drug Product Development Technologies, Process Development and Optimization.
  • Worked for a minimum of 4 years in the field of Drug Product Development technologies.
  • Analytical minded
  • Problem solving
  • Availability, autonomy and ability to take ownership.


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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