Principal Scientist, Particle Drug Delivery

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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 impacts 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 technical leader to join the company’s pharmaceutical research and development efforts.

Hands-on technical leadership role designing and developing novel particle-based product candidates

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 drug delivery particles

Perform and lead laboratory experimentation across a broad spectrum of cross-functional responsibilities, including pre-formulation, particle design, match manufacturing and bioassessment in a hands-on laboratory environment

Directly responsible for superior technical execution, both through direct experimentation and through supervision of technical personnel

Apply scientific methods and observational and critical analysis skills to lead technical efforts

Design, execute and deliver on program milestones and budgets

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

Exchange and/or present technical information of specific projects to key stakeholders

Effectively manage technical and non-technical communications for decision-making

Effectively manage partner relationships. Responsible for stakeholder and alliance management


Advanced degree with minimum six (6) years of pharmaceutical pre-formulation and early development experience required

Strong pharmaceutical sciences expertise, including thorough understanding of drug product physical properties required

Exposure to multiple dosage forms and routes of administration, particularly nanoparticle, microparticle and colloidal dosage forms strongly preferred

Experience with respiratory and/or vaccine drug delivery systems preferred

Knowledge and experience in polymer chemistry preferred

Research experience in novel bionanotechnology, drug delivery and/or nanofabrication systems preferred

Strong experience with experimental design/evaluation; strong personal execution and innovative skills

Must be 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

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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