Sr. Scientist/Associate Principal Scientist

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  • Company Name Alkermes

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Job Description:Position SummaryThe Senior Scientist/Associate Principal Scientist position within Analytical Development leads small molecule analytical activities within a growing, dynamic Pharmaceutical Development organization. They will collaborate with cross-functional teams on analytical method development, molecule characterization, testing and analysis throughout various stages of drug development. They will perform internal laboratory work as well as manage external partners for method development, validation, and analytical testing, including stability program design and execution. The successful candidate will thrive in a highly collaborative matrix team environment to ensure the successful development of new drugs.Responsibilities:

  • Lead analytical method development, method implementation, product characterization and analytical control strategy development for pre-clinical and clinical stage development programs
  • Provide timely technical support and daily management of outsourced drug substance and drug product analytical activities with external partners, including in-process, release and stability testing
  • Design and support analytical method transfer and validation activities across a portfolio of small molecule, solid oral dosage projects.
  • Lead laboratory investigations to determine root cause and implement corrective actions as needed
  • Collaborate with various CMC functions and CMC leadership to develop analytical strategies and deliver on key objectives
  • Author and review drug substance and drug product analytical sections for regulatory submissions
  • Present to cross functional teams and effectively communicate critical analytical issues and solutions
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends to support Analytical Development
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • PhD (

3 years) or MS (
7 years) with related experience in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, or biochemistry * Subject matter expertise in analytical method development for various separation and spectroscopic techniques with particular hands-on experience in developing discriminating dissolution test methods

  • Experienced in mechanistic and scientific investigations, stability-indicating method development, rapid shelf-life determinations based on ASAP prime software, cGMP stability studies, and creative stability problem solving
  • Experience in a GMP regulated analytical environment preferred
  • Good understanding of the role of Analytical Development within the drug development process
  • Solid leadership skills and interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of ICH, FDA, and USP guidelines and the ability to apply these guidelines in context of the stage of drug development
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced team/matrix environment as well as independently manage priorities and maintain project timelines

#LI-MB1About Us:Alkermes plc is a global biopharmaceutical company that seeks to develop innovative medicines in the field of neuroscience. The company has a portfolio of proprietary commercial products for the treatment of alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, and a pipeline of clinical and preclinical candidates in development for neurological disorders. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes has a research and development center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes’ website at .Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law. Alkermes also complies with all work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Alkermes is an E-Verify employer.

Expected salary: Not Available

Location: Waltham, MA

Job date: Fri, 29 Mar 2024 08:36:33 GMT

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