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Senior Formulation Scientist

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Date: Sep 5, 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


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads all facets of product development, from inception to manufacturing.
  • Executes client and internal projects from pre-formulation, formulation development and characterization, through production of pre-clinical and clinical trial materials, scale-up, and technology transfer to client companies.
  • Interfaces with Analytical Services for testing of excipient compatibility, raw material qualification, formulation analysis, and drug substance and drug product stability.
  • Anticipates, recognizes, and resolves or escalates technical issues through use of technical resources including technical literature, technical experts and well formulated, logical experimentation.
  • Maintains and troubleshoots equipment as an instrument owner
  • Maintains laboratory spaces and inventories
  • Evaluates and interprets data; communicates results to management and functional teams.
  • Documents in laboratory notebooks, batch records and other in-house reporting formats without error in a highly-regulated cGMP environment.


Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • At least 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience working under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
  • Previous relevant experience in drug product formulation
  • Practical knowledge of cGMPs, GLP, and FDA/ICH guidelines and their application to drug product development and release.
  • Physiochemical understanding of formulation components and interactions, and experience in physical characterization techniques.
  • Comfortable working within a regulated environment following QbD, cGMP and SOP protocols.
  • Excellent technical writing skills


Considered a Plus

  • Advanced degree in a related discipline
  • Experience with sterile formulations and aseptic processes
  • Experience with a broad range of dosage forms such as semisolids, solutions, emulsions, tablets, capsules, devices/implants, suspensions, lyophilized products, and novel formulation types
  • Experience with complex delivery forms (microparticles for controlled release, engineered particles, encapsulation and nanotechnology).
  • Experience writing technical reports, and developing SOPs, IQ/OQ/PQ protocols, and other regulatory documentation




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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