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JOB TITLE: Senior OSD Lead – Tech Transfer and NPI

An exciting role has become available working as a Senior OSD Lead to join a Global Biopharma in their Global Science & Technology team. The ideal candidate would be a Chemical Engineer with extensive experience with Technology Transfer and NPI with Oral Solid Dose products. 



  • Lead technical transfer and start-up of new solid dosage form processes. 
  • Participate in and lead the execution of plant-scale experiments.
  • Lead CMC teams including tech transfers. 
  • Establish and review complex plans for multiple projects or activities and plan resource allocation and distribution.
  • Provide technical support and training for solid dosage form manufacturing areas.
  • Lead troubleshooting and resolution of process challenges. 
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction, cycle time and other process improvements.
  • Analyze process data to identify causes of deviations and production problem and recommends corrective actions. 
  • Use statistical process control and other statistical tools for comparison and hypothesis testing.  Apply engineering fundamentals:  chemistry, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, reactions, unit operations, dynamics, material science and process control. 
  • Recommend and evaluate experimental design options for complex technical problems with controls and consideration of error and variation.
  • Effectively function as a principle investigator, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.
  • Demonstrate creative ‘out of the box’ thinking to solve difficult problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Mentor/supervise a team of one or more and ensure high performing results from their team




  • Chemical Engineering Degree – BS or equivalent education and 10+ years of experience; OR MS or equivalent education with 8+ years of experience OR PhD with 6+ years of experience in the area or scientific area of discipline.
  • Proven experience with Tech Transfers and NPI of Oral Solid Dose products.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a principal investigator, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.


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