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Requirement of Research Scientist - Preformulation at Piramal Life Sciences


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Piramal Life Sciences Limited (PLSL) is an independent research-driven drug company that was recently demerged from Piramal Healthcare Limited (Formerly known as Nicholas Piramal India Limited). PLSL was formerly the NCE R&D division of NPIL. PLSL has state-of-the-art R&D laboratories built over 200,000 square-feet of space in Mumbai, India and over 300 scientists engaged in drug discovery and development.

Post: Research Scientist - Preformulation

Job Description:
He/she would be responsible for (and other responsibilities may be added in future that are not envisioned at this time) taking a novel molecule or drug product or delivery device that any of our groups may have patented and helping define the development from bench to launch. It is not expected that the candidate know everything about these subjects or about the end to end development process as appropriate assistance will be provided by others in the department, as may be needed. Additionally, except for any standard preformulation work, the projects could be novel for everyone (not just for this candidate), hence the candidate will have to be someone who assumes the role of the key person making the project happen by conducting the work that he/she is capable of or gets trained by us to do. Hence, someone with strong scientific and leadership skills would be a minimum requirement. The role is an exciting one for anyone who wants to use his/her strong scientific strengths on interesting and novel work within a progressive, learning department that works on western work ethic.

Desired Profile:
• At least two-three years in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry desired so that the person has a reasonable understanding of what preformulation, formulation, pharamcokinetics, and product development entails. Exposure to either preformulation or material characterization will be a plus.
• Pharmaceutical Inclination: He/she should either have enough experience in a pharmaceutical company or should have enough understanding of the pharmaceutical development process from preformulation onwards, to be able to understand and decide what needs to be done on any project, without much supervision.
• Teamwork, Communication, and Interpersonal skills: Should be able to work well with multidisciplinary teams in discovery and development (synthetic chemists, polymer chemists, biologists, formulators, analysts, business development, etc, and must have excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
• Science-orientation: As the position will require the person to juggle a variety of work that is not confined to a particular discipline, we understand that we can not find a person who knows everything. Hence, we are looking for someone with a strong understanding science and the scientific method who can apply good scientific principles and combine them with the minimum requirements of development.
• Academic: Strong academic record coupled with a practical and get-it-done mentality.
• Doctorate degree would be preferred, but is not a must.
• Chemical engineering, Materials science, Pharmaceutical  science, Physical organic chemistry education from a reputed U.S. university

Additional Information:
Experience: 2-3 Years

Location: Mumbai
Education: B.Pharm, M.Pharm, B.Tech, M.Tech - Chemical
Industry Type: Pharma/ Biotech/Clinical Research
Functional Area: R&D

End Date: 19th Nov., 2011

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