1+ months

Formulation Scientist

Kelly Services
Lexington, KY 40508
**Kelly is actively recruiting for a Formulation Scientist as a Direct Hire in Lexington, KY. Salary of $75,000 - $78,000 with possible relocation reimbursement.**

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE The Formulation Scientist is responsible for formulation development of sterile injectable dosage forms, from pre-clinical development through product commercialization


Design studies related to pre-formulation and formulation of parenteral products, including solubility, pH solution stability, lyophilization, suspension development, polymer development and others that may impact the stability and delivery of the product.

Experimental design, data evaluation, generation of scientific reports, and coordination studies with other technical groups

Plays an important role in the scale-up and technology transfer process in collaboration with Manufacturing team

Investigates, troubleshoots and resolves issues associated with formulation studies and/or R&D pilot manufacturing

Responsible, in collaboration with management, to develop and track project timelines and assumes departmental responsibilities for projects when necessary.

Consults and interacts with internal cross-functional teams and external clients and customer

Operate equipment and apply analytical methodology utilized in the formulation development of parenteral dosage forms (e.g. lyophilizers, compounding/filling equipment, mixing techniques, sterilization techniques, HPLC, KF, particulate matter, etc.)

Apply and provide feasibility assessment for a variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential clients, products and investigations.

Conducts literature searches to support formulation development and/or pilot manufacturing documentation

Effectively communicates and defends own work, orally and in writing, at team meetings, in technical documents, and to external partners

Assist, consult, and trouble-shoot during process transfer scale-up and validation activities

Interpretation of results and scientific information including proficiency in statistical evaluation of data and design of experiments.

Interact with cross functional departments including Business Development, Project Management, ARD, QC, Process Development, Quality, Operations and with external clients


BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Pharmaceutical Science or related discipline


3-5 years industry experience, focusing on developing parenteral, solid and/or other formulation applications

Desired Experience: working within a variety of dosage forms (i.e. parenterals, lyophiles, polymers, suspensions, drug delivery systems, etc.) design of experiments, statistics, and unique technologies

Desired Experience: lyophilization cycle development and suspension development

Desired Experience: work within a clinical/commercial manufacturing organization


Knowledge of relevant analytical techniques required for formulation and product analysis

Ability to serve interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams is required.

Strong technical aptitude; excellent organizational, technical, and creative problem solving skills

Interpretation of results and scientific information including proficiency in statistical evaluation of data and design of experiments.

Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities; comfortable working in a matrix environment, while embracing change.


Frequent sitting, talking, reading or hearing

Must use hands to handle, feel, reach, type or operate objects or controls

Frequent walking or long periods of standing, bending, pushing and pulling

Long periods of sitting, typing, or working at a computer station W


Ability to work in an office and analytical laboratory setting

Client is engaged in the business of pharmaceutical research and contract pharmaceutical manufacturing. As such, all PPS staff work within the proximity or directly inside the various manufacturing or testing processes.

Potential limited exposure to hazardous chemicals

Position may require some extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Personal protective equipment including safety glasses, lab coats, gloves, specialized clothing including laboratory uniform and appropriate shoes may be required in areas associated with this position.

**If you feel you have the knowledge and expertise, apply today to connect with a Kelly professional who will work to enrich your life.**


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2021-07-16 Expires: 2021-10-23

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