Scientist - Manufacturing Sciences and Statistics

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(2022/10/3 11:08)
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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:

  • Coordinating and technically leading the Pharmaceutical Development projects ensuring perfect execution, customer satisfaction and the achievement of the established objectives;
  • Promoting, continuously, innovation and gains of knowledge within the company, delivering on the R&D Plan and the company’s strategy;
  • Propose, plan and lead improvements to the production area as appropriate and provide technical support to projects in the industrial scale;
  • Contribute for continuous process verification using statistics tools, and definition of continuous improvement strategies;
  • Support process troubleshooting with scientific approaches and statistics methods
  • Contributing with technical expertise to expand the IP, product and methodology/technology portfolios;
  • Developing, scaling-up, registering and validating safe and efficient processes and products.
  • Communicating with clients and other parties as RD representative, including promoting the company internationally through presentations at conferences, through patents and written articles;
  • Participating in the technical assessment of projects and technologies, while supporting technically the sales force;
  • Complying with regulatory standards, Quality, HSEE, cGMP policies, Hovione policies and legislation;

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

  • A fast learner with a PhD degree in the field of Engineering, Science or Pharmacy, preferable in Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or Pharmaceutical Technology;
  • A Candidate with strong knowledge in statistical data analysis (mandatory). Knowledge in statistical software as R, SIMCA, MODDE, JMP is a plus;
  • A Candidate with knowledge in Drug Product Development, Process Development, Process Simulation or Modelling;
  • A Candidate that enjoys solving multiple and complex challenges;
  • A Candidate that can take short notice decisions with incomplete datasets/information and operate under pressure;
  • A Candidate that enjoys being part of a team, while working autonomously to achieve great and expected results;
  • A Candidate with excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).


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