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Head of Solid Formulation R&D (all genders)

Job Requisition – Head of Solid Formulation Research & Development, Actives and Formulation, Process Solutions


Your role:

The Head of Solid Formulation R&D is responsible for leading the development of technically differentiated value driving new products and technologies in the area of solid dosage forms. You ensure the creation of a relevant innovation pipeline in close collaboration with our sales and marketing partners, based on deep market, regulatory and technology knowledge, and execute along defined timelines and resources. You build and manage a strong network of scientific internal and external partnerships. Frequent interactions with customers, presentations at international conferences and representation in international consortia is essential to be successful in this role.

In addition, you will manage the international network of solid formulation application laboratories for A&F and will prioritize allocation of resources for customer related activities. The international character of this role does require 30% global travel activities.

In this leadership role will challenge and inspire your team and ensure effective achievement of our ambitious goals. Your management is based on transparency, sharing passion for science, communicating inspiring and bold purpose, informed decision making and responsibility. Developing team members is considered a continuous process.


Who you are:

  • PhD in Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or related areas and profound job experience of min. 5 years in a leading role within a research & development environment and substantial experience in supervising a team of scientists
  • Comprehensive technical expertise of solid drug formulation and manufacturing techniques, with focus on oral solid dosage forms, including the corresponding regulatory framework
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and intellectual property right know how
  • Passion for science and excellent presentations skills demonstrated by strong track record of publications and oral presentations on meaningful events
  • Project management skills, including budget and financial monitoring
  • Excitement in motivating, inspiring, supporting and driving teams to success
  • Willingness to travel 30%
  • Fluent spoken and written German and English
Job Requisition ID:  203322
Location:  Darmstadt
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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