Catalent Pharma Solutions Scientist in Kansas City, Missouri

The Kansas City Development and Analytical Solutions Scientist serves as Technical Lead for formulation design and development of oral solid dosage forms. Design and execute experiments and processes necessary for developing formulations of pharmaceuticals oral solid. Lead clinical trial manufacturing endeavors and ensures that all work is carried out in compliance with regulatory requirements, good manufacturing practices (cGMP) and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

II. Essential Functions:

  • Develop and execute laboratory work plans/schedules independently, using customer milestones and Division/site performance standards and metrics

  • Authors technical documents, such as protocols, batch records, test methods, technical reports, and operating procedures

  • Review technical documents for accuracy, thoroughness and regulatory compliance

  • Trains, coaches or mentors others on technical, personal development or business issues

  • Directs work of technical staff, including work assignments and performance management

  • Responsible as Project Technical Lead with responsibility for project outcome and customer interaction

  • Knowledge of high-shear granulation, fluid-bed technology, roller compaction, compression, encapsulation

  • Executes efficiency improvement project with guidance

  • Identify and recommend business opportunities on a project specific basis

  • Has advanced knowledge of the principles, theories and concepts applicable to a wide range of work in pharmaceutics and broad knowledge of principles and concepts in other disciplines.

  • Applies technical and functional knowledge to assist in experiment/project design that will enable department to meet goals.

  • All other duties as assigned

Education or Equivalent:Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutics, Biology or Chemistry or closely related physical science or life science with 2 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry; OR Master's Degree with 0 years of experience required.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

Hands on experience in oral solid dosage form development and manufacturing preferred

Knowledge of techniques in design of experiments and statistics

Maintain cGMP and Good Documentation Practices in accordance with applicable regulatory guidance and Site SOPs

Ability to learn and retain technical information

Proactively address work issues at both an individual level and a team level

Develop and execute complex procedures or methods with high quality

Becoming familiar with drug development milestones and their context

Recognizes and elevates changes in project scope or execution for review by project director

Able to prioritize and suggest alternatives or contingencies to achieve the correct technical solutions with most efficient resource utilization

Propose deviations from established procedures and methods based upon sound judgment.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills with internal and external customers

Supervisory skills are expected for Scientists with direct reports

Can organize and manage teams chartered to address resolution of manufacturing issues or special projects with general management guidance.

Lead by example according to Catalent's values and culture

Can assess training needs and formulate development plans for subordinates

Recognize unmet customer needs

Can effectively back-up supervisor to address limited technical or business issues with prior instructions

Strategy is focused on personal and team time management and efficiency

Well organized with ability to multitask

Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines

May publish or present externally.

Physical Requirements:

Stand, walk, sit, use hands to manipulate, and reach with hands and arms for up to 8 hours per day

Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reading of written documents and use of computer monitor screen

Able to work with respirator (P100, PAPR, etc.)

Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds

Business Environment:


Performance driven

Customer focused

Collaborative and inclusive

Professional Office setting

Confidential department

Individual’s primary workstation is located in the office area or manufacturing areas where the noise level is low to moderate.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to this position. Catalent may assign reasonably related additional duties to individual employees, consistent with company policy.

About Catalent

Catalent Pharma Solutions is the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. With over 80 years serving the industry, Catalent has proven expertise in bringing more customer products to market faster, enhancing product performance and ensuring reliable clinical and commercial product supply. Catalent is headquartered in Somerset, N.J. For more information, visit

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Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Job Manufacturing

Organization: Advanced Delivery Technologies (ADT)

Title: Scientist

Location: MO-Kansas City

Requisition ID: 0020191