Lab Head: Solubility & Physico-Chemical Properties (all genders)

Posted 30 Jul 2019

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 194426



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Your role:

You manage a laboratory supporting pharmaceutical R&D for small molecules by providing physico-chemical data. This includes solubility, dissolution, partition coefficients, acid-base constants as well as assessment of vehicles for animal studies.

You provide analytical data on a routine basis in a timely and cost-efficient way. You interact closely with multidisciplinary project teams and support their specific needs. The teams come from different disciplines such as drug substance manufacturing, drug product development, pharmacokinetics and regulatory affairs.

You develop new analytical approaches within the field of physicochemical characterization working closely together with colleagues in the department. Therefore, you closely interact with colleagues working in R&D within Merck.

You have a good network within the scientific community which allows you to scout for new approaches within the field of physico-chemical characterization in the pharmaceutical environment.

Who you are:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Pharmacy or related areas
  • Profound job experience of minimum 5 years within a laboratory environment and substantial experience in supervising a team
  • In depth knowledge about pharmaceutical R&D processes with a focus on biopharmaceutics physicochemical-characterization and preformulation
  • Collaborative, passionate and enthusiastic personality with ability to work in a rapidly expanding and changing environment
  • Fluent spoken and written German and English


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