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Formulation Scientist At Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Job Description

Overview

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.


Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.


We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team. If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Position Profile

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.


Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team. If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals.


Job Description:

This position, reporting to the Executive Director of Formulation Research, will be responsible for designing, producing and characterizing polymer-based drug delivery vehicles. The researcher is responsible for adhering to project timelines, coordinating activities with other research teams and managing a project budget. The position requires the ability to adapt or modify delivery vehicle parameters to fit the biological performance required. As a result, the applicant should be familiar with the interpretation of animal pharmacokinetic results. You must have excellent organizational and communication skills and work well with others.


Requirements:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. in the areas of Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering or a related field.
  • A minimum of three years experience in a laboratory setting (ideally in the pharmaceutical industry) developing and characterizing polymer based drug delivery vehicles suitable for intravenous administration.
  • A team player who is comfortable working on multiple projects with aggressive timelines.
  • You must be detail oriented, resourceful and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • A track record of designing, conducting and analyzing experiments.
  • Working knowledge of HPLC, fluorescence and DLS.
  • Excellent problem solving skills are essential.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize work and set appropriate priorities.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Knowledge of the safe handling of biological samples.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and evaluation of drug delivery vehicles for the purpose of optimizing the biological activity of synergistic anticancer agents.
  • Identify intellectual property opportunities during the development of novel formulations and assist in the preparation of provisional patents.
  • Perform freedom to operate searches on the polymer delivery system as well as the drug combination.
  • Develop novel methods as required to define the nanoparticle features that are associated with controlling drug release rates from the carrier systems in vivo.
  • Manage external contracts to ensure the project objectives are met and on budget. Search scientific literature for relevant articles to identify novel formulation methods and procedures.
  • Document and maintain records of results in accordance with Jazz policy.
  • Prepare technical reports, SOP’s, summaries, and protocols.
  • Present project status updates at internal meetings

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.