Pharmaceutical Scientist
Company: Empower Pharmacy
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Manufacturing, Engineering, Professional, Healthcare
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 7/8/2020

Position Summary

The Pharmaceutical Scientist performs finished product Research & Development (R&D). The Scientist executes R&D as related to product formulation from request to production, and develops and optimizes cycles for lyophilized products.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs product R&D as directed by Director of R&D. Products include, but are not limited to injectables, lyophilized products, tablets, capsules, creams, and suppositories
  • Manages multiple product R&D on a timely basis to release product on-time as communicated with sales
  • Validates lyophilized product from formulation to production lyophilized implementation
  • Performs lyophilization process cycle development and optimization using an R&D lyophilizer
  • Creates a validation report consisting of thermal characterization, cycle development, and production implementation
  • Accountable for ensuring cGMP compliance of manufacturing operations to include operating procedures specifically related to the operation of the freeze dryers
  • Evaluates production efficiencies, variances, and procedures within manufacturing on a continuous basis for process improvement
  • Ensures batch documentation associated with lyophilization is of appropriate quality and is delivered in a timely fashion
  • Leads investigation into deviations and identification and implementation of corrective actions related to product development
  • Continuously audits/monitors documentation to detect undesirable trends or opportunities for improvements related to quality and/or efficiency



  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • 401(k) with company matching, no vesting period
  • Paid holidays - 8 days
  • Paid Vacation - 10 days


Position Type


Monday - Friday


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in Formulation of pharmaceutical product and lyophilization cycle optimization
  • Designed and performed product characterization/optimization experiments to identify critical process parameters



  • B.S. in a physical or biological science or production related discipline, plus 5 - 7 years relevant experience
  • Experience in parenteral formulation development is required

Houston, TX 77041
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