Staff Scientist

at Ashland Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Ashland Specialty Ingredients GP is seeking a Staff Scientist for its Wilmington, DE locationDuties include:

  • Manage North America pharmaceutical film coating technical service and product development team.
  • Develop innovative AquariusTM Film Coating systems to address the unmet needs in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.
  • Lead, design, and execute research activities related to new product development, technical sales service (TSS), technical service requests (TSR), and application studies.
  • Support raw material qualification and manufacturing plant improvement projects.
  • Visit customers to expand opportunities for Aquarius products, resolve customer technical issues and provide appropriate technical seminars supporting commercial initiatives.
  • Compile and present research results as book chapters, patent applications, research articles, and podium and poster presentations at professional conferences.
  • Provide training to Ashland sales and technical teams.

Must have a Master’s degree in Industrial Pharmaceutics, Chemical Engineering, or related field plus 2 years of related experience, which must include:

  • Pharmaceutical oral solid-dosage forms product development and characterization, process development and manufacturing;
  • Pharmaceutical unit processes including blending, granulating (roller compaction, high-shear, and fluid-bed wet granulation) tableting and coating;
  • Polymers and powder characterization;
  • Pharmaceutical film coating, with a track record of innovation on film coating systems;
  • Coating pan and fluid-bed coating, and characterization and evaluation of the coated dosage forms;
  • Supervising junior scientists on daily tasks;
  • Leading technical projects;
  • Extensive interaction with customers via virtual meetings, on-site visits, and seminars; and
  • Design of Experiments (DOE), Microsoft Office Suite, project management, quality by design, and statistical analysis.

Travel on a local, regional, national and international basis may be required up to 10% of the time. 

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please visit Ashland's Career Center at  Once there, enter job number 2023 – 0636 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line

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Job Posting: 1210075

Posted On: Nov 08, 2023

Updated On: Dec 13, 2023

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