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Become A Senior Formulation Scientist

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Working As A Senior Formulation Scientist

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  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
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  • $85,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Senior Formulation Scientist does

  • Authored technical transfer documents, scale-up batch reports, and CMC sections supporting ANDA submission.
  • Perform the review and revision of documents in compliance with FDA guidelines.
  • Prepare and executed process validation batches and prepared report.
  • Designed and executed formulation development, process development, process optimization, and stability protocols.
  • Author and review technical reports and SMC documents for ANDA submissions and regulatory agency comment letters.
  • Write batch records for pilot plant studies.
  • Formulated oral solid dosage forms in a fast paced contract manufacturing environment.
  • Optimized proprietary taste-masking technology for Dramamine Chewable Tablets.
  • Prepared Quality Overall Summary, QbD reports for ANDA filing.
  • Review analytical data and evaluate the physical and chemical stability of drug product.
  • Generate monthly GMP reports and schedule of GMP training for scientists.
  • Revise batch manufacturing records Compiled Vendor Qualification report for all Cerovene raw materials.
  • Write programs and establish procedures to drive efficiency and accuracy.
  • Reviewed batch record with QA, and wrote product development report.
  • Conducted pre-formulation in characterizing physicochemical properties of API, e.g., drug absorption and particle characterization.
  • Assisted in the interpretation of findings, drawing of conclusions, and preparation of recommendations.

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How To Become A Senior Formulation Scientist

Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician.

Education

Students planning careers as medical scientists typically pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field. Undergraduate students benefit from taking a broad range of classes, including life sciences, physical sciences, and math. Students also typically take courses that develop communication and writing skills, because they must learn to write grants effectively and publish research findings.

After students have completed their undergraduate studies, they typically enter Ph.D. programs. Dual-degree programs are available that pair a Ph.D. with a range of specialized medical degrees. A few degree programs that are commonly paired with Ph.D. studies are Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Whereas Ph.D. studies focus on research methods, such as project design and data interpretation, students in dual-degree programs learn both the clinical skills needed to be a physician and the research skills needed to be a scientist.

Graduate programs emphasize both laboratory work and original research. These programs offer prospective medical scientists the opportunity to develop their experiments and, sometimes, to supervise undergraduates. Ph.D. programs culminate in a thesis that the candidate presents before a committee of professors. Students may specialize in a particular field, such as gerontology, neurology, or cancer.

Those who go to medical school spend most of the first 2 years in labs and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and medical law. They also learn how to record medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. They may be required to participate in residency programs, meeting the same requirements that physicians and surgeons have to fulfill.

Medical scientists often continue their education with postdoctoral work. Postdoctoral work provides additional and more independent lab experience, including experience in specific processes and techniques such as gene splicing, which is transferable to other research projects.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Medical scientists primarily conduct research and typically do not need licenses or certifications. However, those who administer drugs, gene therapy, or otherwise practice medicine on patients in clinical trials or a private practice need a license to practice as a physician.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Communication is critical, because medical scientists must be able to explain their conclusions. In addition, medical scientists write grant proposals, because grants often are required to fund their research.

Critical-thinking skills. Medical scientists must use their expertise to determine the best method for solving a specific research question.

Data-analysis skills. Medical scientists use statistical techniques, so that they can properly quantify and analyze health research questions.

Decisionmaking skills. Medical scientists must determine what research questions to ask, how best to investigate the questions, and what data will best answer the questions.

Observation skills. Medical scientists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other health data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or misleading results.

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Real Senior Formulation Scientist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Formulation Scientist Actavis, Inc. Elizabeth, NJ May 23, 2016 $133,598
Senior Formulations Scientist Innopharma, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Jan 20, 2015 $115,500
Senior Formulation Scientist Actavis, Inc. Elizabeth, NJ May 10, 2014 $110,000
Scientist Senior-Formulation Actavis, Inc. Davie, FL Sep 15, 2013 $107,000
Senior Formulation Scientist (Research Scientist I Innopharma Inc. Piscataway, NJ Jun 24, 2013 $105,000
Senior Formulation Scientist Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Morgantown, WV Jan 10, 2016 $102,543
Senior Formulation Scientist I Medefil, Inc. Glendale Heights, IL May 08, 2016 $97,500
Senior Formulation Scientist I Medefil Glendale Heights, IL Apr 08, 2016 $97,500
Senior Formulation Scientist Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Nov 14, 2012 $96,000
Senior Formulation Scientist Halo Pharmaceutical, Inc. NJ Jul 09, 2016 $95,332
Senior Formulation Scientist Halo Pharmaceutical, Inc. NJ Oct 01, 2012 $90,709
Senior Formulations Scientist Mallinckrodt Enterprises LLC Webster Groves, MO Sep 10, 2013 $90,246
Senior Formulation Scientist Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Nov 13, 2009 $90,000
Senior Formulations Scientist TYCO Healthcare Group LP Webster Groves, MO Oct 01, 2012 $89,000
Senior Formulations Scientist TYCO Healthcare Group LP Webster Groves, MO Oct 04, 2012 $89,000
Senior Formulation Scientist PLD Acquisitions LLC Miami, FL Jan 26, 2014 $88,000
Senior Formulation Scientist, II Akorn, Inc. Vernon Hills, IL Jan 08, 2016 $88,000
Senior Formulation Scientist, II Akorn, Inc. Vernon Hills, IL Mar 21, 2016 $88,000
Senior Formulations Scientist TYCO Healthcare Group LP Webster Groves, MO Jan 03, 2013 $84,665
Senior Formulations Scientist Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc. Bedford, OH Feb 25, 2010 $84,178 -
$140,296
Senior Formulation Scientist Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Morgantown, WV May 17, 2010 $84,000
Senior Formulation Scientist Akorn, Inc. Copiague, NY Dec 14, 2015 $83,000
Senior Formulation Scientist Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. Spring Valley, NY Oct 01, 2012 $82,285 -
$96,000
Senior Formulation Scientist Novel Laboratories, Inc. Somerset, NJ Apr 06, 2015 $81,806 -
$95,000
Senior Formulation Scientist Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. Spring Valley, NY May 21, 2010 $80,000 -
$100,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Formulation Scientist

ReleaseTabletsSolidDosageFormsand/orEngineeringLaboratoryStabilityProtocolsProceduresScale-UpFDAAnalyticalDataBatchRecordsRProcessValidationGMPRegulatoryRawMaterialsAnalyticalDevelopmentActivitiesPilotPlantEquipmentQAOTCDOEQBD

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Top Senior Formulation Scientist Skills

  1. Release Tablets
  2. Solid Dosage Forms
  3. And/or Engineering Laboratory
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed and developed new generic formulations and process for solid dosage forms for immediate/sustained release tablets.
  • Designed and executed formulation development, process development, process optimization, and stability protocols.
  • Conducted cleaning qualification/validation of company proprietary equipment including the writing of protocols, SOP's, and cleaning procedures.
  • Provided scale-up and tech transfer support to commercial manufacturing facilities through process validation and subsequent manufacturing activities.
  • Perform the review and revision of documents in compliance with FDA guidelines.

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