Pharmaceutical Staff Scientist - 2024 - 0357

at Ashland Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, GP



Pharmaceutical Staff Scientist, Wilmington, DE

Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?

Are you always solving?

Then wed like to meet you, and we bet youd like to meet us.

Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Pharmaceutical Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) Staff Scientist to join our Life Sciences business at our Wilmington Research Center in Delaware. This position will report to the Global OSD Leader.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Experienced in developing oral solid dose products, manufacturing, scale-up, including an operational understanding of wet and dry granulation equipment, hot melt extrusion, spray drying, tablet presses, encapsulation technology, etc.
  • Plan, execute, and interpret laboratory and pilot plant experiments to support new product development.
  • Prepare technical presentations, posters, and papers for internal and external customers at customer sites, scientific conferences, and trade shows.
  • Actively contribute to the organizational goals by taking initiative, executing goals and focusing on performance and safety
  • Comply with company procedural guidelines, laboratory procedures, and safety programs
  • Train and work with junior scientists and technicians

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:


  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, chemistry, or similar.
  • 5-8 years prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry or similar.
  • Fundamental understanding of pharmaceutical product development and Hands-on experience with oral solid dosage forms and polymer technologies
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills to share development work within the organization and with customers.
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel occasionally (about 20%) for customer meetings or plant trials.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States


The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Demonstrated experience working within multicultural and multifunction environment.
  • Strong written, oral presentation, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of Design of Experiments (DOE), Microsoft Office Suite, and statistical
  • analysis.


Perks of working at Ashland:


  • Team recognition rewards, sponsored lunches, and monetary incentives based on performance
  • Comprehensive Benefit package, Medical, Dental, and Vision starting on Day 1 for you AND your family
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Interesting problems to solve/work to do






Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Posting: 1280068

Posted On: Jun 20, 2024

Updated On: Jul 20, 2024

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