Principal Scientist, Formulation and Process Development

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Company Description

Liquidia Technologies is a privately-held clinical stage company focused on advancing vaccines and therapeutics that leverage the PRINT®technology for design and manufacture of engineered particles. The PRINT®technology offers unprecedented control of particle size, shape and chemistry in a highly consistent and scalable manufacturing process. In addition to its own products, Liquidia licenses its PRINT®particle technology and its GMP manufacturing capabilities to support proprietary programs advanced by collaborators.

About Liquidia:
We are committed to advancing precisely engineered products that profoundly impact the lives of patients.
Liquidia is proud of its cultural values and strives for excellence and innovation in everything that we do.
Liquidia was founded in 2004 on the discoveries of Professor Joseph DeSimone at UNC, Chapel Hill.
We are located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
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Job Description

Liquidia is seeking a talented individual to join the pharmaceutical development team.

This role will support research programs through development and scale-up of clinical and commercial formulations for pharmaceutical products including injectables, biologics and inhalation.

Hands-on technical formulation leadership role in support of research/preformulation through clinical product development including process development and clinical trials material manufacturing in a range of dosage forms including nano and micro-sized particle drug delivery platforms.

Develop and execute strategies related to product development, e.g. experimental design, data evaluation and formulation of relevant and scientifically based conclusions

Develop a high level of expertise in process development of nano-and micron-sized particles

Develop lyophilization, purification, sterilization, stability and packaging processes

Investigate, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues associated with moving products from research through Phase I/II clinical studies

Write technical reports and assist in the preparation of CMC sections for IND filings

Partner and interact closely with Research, Clinical, Analytical, Manufacturing and Intellectual Property teams

Hire and supervise technical staff; provide technical/procedure direction, training and mentoring

Exchange and/or present technical information of specific projects

Identify and manage appropriate supplier relationships as technical liaison

Work across cross-functional teams and projects


Formulation training with an advanced degree with minimum eight (8) years of formulation experience required

Experience advancing multiple dosage forms and routes of administration strongly preferred

Experience with therapeutic protein/vaccines drug development preferred

Experience with multiple classes of drug products strongly preferred

Experience working with colloidal dosage forms strongly preferred

Strong experience with experimental design/evaluation

Must be a creative, problem solving, detail oriented person with strong analytical skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to manage and motivate scientific teams. Previous management experience strongly preferred

Experience with GLP/GMP and IND filings required

Ability to thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment is essential for success


Liquidia Technologies, Inc.

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North Carolina

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