Analytical - Drug Formulation Careers

Pharmaceutical Formulator - Ann Arbor, MI


Job Overview:


This position, based in Velesco’s R&D laboratories in Plymouth (near Ann Arbor), MI, will be part of a

team who are responsible for executing drug product development projects. There is an

emphasis on working with early phase pharmaceutical development candidates.


Skills, experience and education:


• In depth experience with developing formulations of early stage (lead selection

through Phase 1) small molecule candidates for both pre-clinical and clinical use.

• While there is an emphasis on liquid and semi-solid formulations, experience

with simple blends for encapsulation and tabletting is required.

• The successful candidate should have the ability to carry out practical work with

minimal supervision in a precise and rigorous fashion and to document the work

clearly and legibly in a laboratory notebook. A demonstrated ability to write

high quality scientific reports is also required.

• As drug substance is usually very limited at this stage of development, the

candidate should be skilled in handling and weighing small quantities of material

utilizing an analytical balance.

• Must possess good interpersonal skills and able to meet tight timelines.

• Familiarity with Agilent HPLC systems and Chemstation/Empower software is an


• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a regulated analytical chemistry laboratory

• Degree in Pharmacy, chemistry or related field.

• Ability to work in the US without employer sponsorship

The successful candidate will work in a fast changing environment and needs good

judgment and awareness to recognize issues as they arise. Able and willing to work in a

team environment, the successful candidate will be expected to work at Velesco’s GMP

facility in Kalamazoo on occasion.


If you meet the qualifications above and would like to apply, please submit your Curriculum Vitae with Cover Letter to:


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