Principal Scientist Oral Drug Product Development

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 1 year ago(2023/5/29 10:25)
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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:

  • As subject matter expert you will lead multiple pharmaceutical development projects to ensure effective collaboration between internal & external stakeholders to meet the objectives of Hovione and our clients.
  • Developing drug product manufacturing processes for oral drug products, including scale up, technology transfer and design space definition.
  • Promote innovation by identifying, evaluating, and recommending new technologies and/or methodologies for Hovione.
  • Strive to maintain Hovione as specialists in the field of Oral Drug Product Development through patents and scientific papers.
  • Keep up to date with current global trends in the pharmaceutical industry, using this information to identify areas for improvement and opportunities for growth/investments.
  • Select, evaluate, and make recommendations for new equipment to ensure practices and methodologies are aligned with state-of-the-art for pharmaceutical development.
  • Create a knowledge sharing environment by mentoring the wider team in their experiments and by expanding their technical/theoretical knowledge and experience.

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

  • MSc in Chemical Engineering, Materials Sciences, Pharmaceutical Technology, or similar scientific field (mandatory), preferably with minimum 12 years’ experience (MSc) or minimum 8 – 10 years’ experience (PhD)
  • Subject Matter Expert in one of the following technical areas: Continuous Tableting, Oral Drug product, Spray Drying and/or Amorphous Solid Dispersions
  • Advanced knowledge in at least one of the following areas: Formulation development, pharmaceutical processes scale-up, drug delivery
  • Proven ability to solve complex problems. 
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder management both internal and external.  
  • Previous project management experience
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of the MS Office package.


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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