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Senior Director, Formulation Development

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Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Bethlehem, PA, US, 18017

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Life Sciences Health's CDMO business is the leading CDMO for complex formulation development for the pharmaceutical industry, with over 20 years of successful experience and a solid base of clients ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies to small VC backed start-ups. As a member of the LLS Health team, you will be working for a company that is engaged in important, exciting, and socially relevant projects. LLS Health is a fast-paced environment that features a variety of projects, technical challenges, and opportunities for growth. To learn more about us, visit and


We’re always told that one of the best things about working at Lubrizol is the people who work here.  

Could you be one of them? 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages daily operations within the Formulation Development department
  • Plans, staffs, leads, organizes and coordinates all activities within the department to ensure progress of internal and contract projects and compliance to cGMP and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Develops and executes strategic business plans for the department
  • Directs the execution of high-profile client projects involving planning and application of methodologies to address pre-formulation, formulation development and physical characterization
  • Provides formulation oversight during production of pre-clinical and clinical trial materials, scale-up and technology transfer to client companies and commercial manufacturing
  • Writes and reviews client reports
  • Develops SOPs and other regulatory documentation
  • Ensures the efficient and effective performance and development of all team members


Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of a BS degree in a scientific field
  • At least 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including knowledge of cGMPs and clinical manufacturing
  • Previous management experience
  • Proficiency with common PC-based applications, including Microsoft Office
  • Highly developed organization, communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate technical and business information, both oral and written to others, including co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients, and vendors
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions


Considered a Plus


  • Pharmaceutical experience that includes program design and management, formulation and all phases of drug product development from inception to scale-up
  • Experience with multiple formulation types (semisolids, solids, liquids, suspensions, controlled release, including sterile and non-sterile) and complex delivery forms (engineered particles, encapsulation, nanotechnology)



Lubrizol offers competitive benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) match, Paid Holidays, Parental Leave, Age-Weighted Defined Contribution Planand so much more!

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Lubrizol Life Science Health's CDMO business is located in Bethlehem, PA, part of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. The region is slightly over an hour to both Philadelphia and New York City, which places you right in the action. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, the Lehigh Valley is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, ski resorts, museums, casinos, shopping, restaurants, sports and nightlife. From the yearly Musikfest festival, to skiing in the Poconos, to hiking or biking through the many state parks, you can make it happen right here in the Lehigh Valley.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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