Scientist, Physical Chemistry, Formulation, Drug Development in Summit, NJ at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

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    Summit, NJ
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    Up to 3 year(s)
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Job Description

Job #:  1039581
Apex Systems is seeking a Scientist responsible for conducting laboratory research for formulation development of drug candidates starting from lead candidate optimization to enable preclinical and clinical studies.

  • Responsible for studying early fundamental physicochemical and stability characterization of new drug candidates and excipient compatibility needed to provide the groundwork for development of dosing formulations for pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and toxicology studies.
  • Designs and carries out in-house formulation development.
  • Collaborates with Analytical R&D to study solid state characteristics of APIs.
  • Conducts pre-formulation activities, such as solubility, stability and excipient compatibility testing of new chemical entities (NCEs). Determines physicochemical properties of NCEs.
  • Carry out permeation studies via in-vitro models.
  • Presents results at meetings and in technical reports/publications.

  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related scientific discipline with 1-3 years experience desired; Masters' Degree with relevant experience and 5+ years experience required.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry in preformulation/ formulations development
  • Must have experience in Drug Formulation and Drug Development
  • Established formulation development experience.
  • Knowledge of physical characterization and performance characterization of materials
  • Knowledge of formulation related technical issues such as dissolution rate enhancement, solubilization and process optimization.
  • Hands-on experience in using HPLC, DSC/TGA.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation).
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.

•For immediate consideration, please email your updated resume to Apex at with 'Scientist Drug Development' in the subject line.
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