AbbVie PostDoc New Chemical Entities Formulation Sciences Biopharmaceutical Method Development – temporary in Ludwigshafen, Germany

PostDoc New Chemical Entities Formulation Sciences Biopharmaceutical Method Development – temporary

Germany, Rhinland-Palatinate, Ludwigshafen

Research & Development

Requisition #1803423

Research project: Opportunities of artificial gastrointestinal models in biopharmaceutical method development and its impact on oral drug formulation development

The Pharmaceutics Team within NCE Formulation Sciences department is seeking a motivated Post-Doctoral Fellow with a strong interest in better understanding the opportunities and limitations of available biopharmaceutic methods. Specifically, the selected candidate will be involved in:

  • Establishing new and improving existing biopharmaceutics methods to study the behavior of orally administered drugs in the GIT

  • Method development for analytical characterization of the samples processed by in vitro dissolution assays

  • Evaluation of physico-chemical characteristics of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and corresponding formulation prototypes in order to select the suitable bio relevant in vitro method

  • Comparison of in vitro data with in vivo data with regard to pharmacokinetic parameters

  • Process optimization in analytics and formulation development using Design of Experiments methodology

  • Drive innovative science, monitor or conduct experiments and studies, to advance projects or technologies

  • Supervision of students and pharmaceutics interns in scientific initiatives

  • Sharing information and presenting results in globally acting teams

  • Description of experiments, presentation and assessment of results in reports and publications as well as documentation of the gained knowledge in SOPs

Temporary position for 24 month.

  • PhD in natural sciences, preferably with a background in pharmacy, pharmacology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology or related field

  • Demonstrated skills in analytical characterization of new chemical entities (especially drug release and HPLC/UPLC)

  • Experience with gastro-intestinal testing with the TNO gastroIntestinal Models (TIM) preferable

  • Strong knowledge in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics methodologies

  • Knowledge in pharmaceutical technology and formulation

  • Ability to develop, design, execute and manage complex research programs

  • Proficient in data analysis, quantitative techniques

  • Strong analytical mind with good problem solving and writing skills

  • Fluent in English, German is a plus

  • Team player with excellent organizational and communication/presentation skills

  • Ability to interact and establish positive interaction with internal/external customers

  • Highly motivated and independent, organized and result-oriented

We are looking forward to your application. Please provide information about your salary expectations and possible start date in your motivation letter.

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