Job at Hilleman Laboratories as Team Leader (Formulation)

MSD Wellcome Trust Hilleman Laboratories (the Hilleman Labs), is a joint venture between Merck & Co., Inc. (which operates in India as MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.) and the Wellcome Trust (which is a UK based research charity). The joint venture marks a first of its kind research entity which is created by a partnership between a research charity and a pharmaceutical company. The Wellcome Trust’s strong track record in biomedical research and global health combined with Merck’s expertise in the development and delivery of vaccines positions the Hilleman Laboratories to make a real and sustained difference. This unique partnership integrates the best of both to drive the investments and expertise needed to develop and deliver vaccines.
The Hilleman Laboratories are based in NCR, India. The Hilleman Labs is registered as SCS Pharma. The Hilleman laboratories over the next 2 years plans to have a staff of approximately 40 scientists fully engaged in R&D of vaccines.

Post: Team Leader (Formulation)

Job Description:
We seek creative team leaders with demonstrated experience in formulation of vaccines and/or biologics for our organization based in the NCR region. The individual needs to possess and apply comprehensive knowledge of biochemistry principles and procedures, and lead projects which are aligned with the organizations vision and mission – developing thermostable, affordable, easy to deliver vaccines for the developing world. The individual will serve as a group leader for a team of scientists to develop candidate vaccines from Preclinical stage to Phase II clinical manufacturing.

The formulation process development work requires evaluation of excipients, bulking agents and buffers for vaccine antigens which will result in a thermostable dry product. The work entails evaluation of various formulation-focused properties of the antigen, strong understanding of biochemistry to understand interactions of the antigen with its environment, evaluation of various drying technologies, and development of delivery systems for the candidate vaccine.
We seek a result oriented individual required, with the ability to work independently, and achieve objectives in a timely manner. The individual needs to have the ability to manage more than one complex task with regular project updates and troubleshooting to reach objectives in a timely fashion. The individual will need to be able to conduct complex technical investigations.

Candidate Profile:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills required along with scientific acumen to resolve complex technical issues. We are seeking goal-oriented individual with ability to think independently and achieve objectives with available resources. Interaction with various technology providers and customers across the globe is required. The job will require moderate amounts travel.
The individual should have a strong scientific background, a doctorate degree in biochemistry/biotechnology/related field, and at least 12 years of relevant experience. At least 7 years of specific experience in the biologics formulation area is required.

Additional Information:
Experience: Min. 12 Years
Location: Delhi

Education: Ph.D - Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Biochemical Engineering
Industry Type: Pharma/ Biotech/Clinical Research
Functional Area: R&D
End Date: 30th June, 2012

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