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I&D FORMULATOR II
Formulated Solutions
 
Job Location: Largo, FL

Formulated Solutions Innovates, Formulates and Creates consumer brands. We put together a broadly talented team of experts in manufacturing, production, laboratory, regulatory, distribution and marketing, that possesses an unparalleled drive to deliver market-ready products of the highest quality. Our in-house technologies in Aerosol, Biochemistry, Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical and Polymer Chemistry, coupled with innovative package design and strategic marketing services, provides clients with one of the fastest design-to-market solutions in the world. We serve companies in pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal care and specialty chemical applications. We also support small and large companies in generating and producing unique products for the retail market.

Formulated Solutions offers a wide range of benefit options for our full-time employees, allowing them to find the right plan to enroll into. We also offer 401k with a company match and much more! If you are hard-working, self-motivated and looking for a new and exciting career opportunity, apply today!

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
The I&D Formulator II will have responsibilities for the design, development, testing and implementation of new formulations from initial concept through production; troubleshooting/resolving, adjusting or reformulating existing formulas as needed. This individual must have extensive cGMP experience and FDA and ICH Guidance experience. Must be able to provide leadership and mentoring to I&D Interns, Associates, and Formulator I & II(s).

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supports efforts to brainstorm new customer concepts based on personal experience, market insights, competitive position, online research, technology/market trends, etc.
Develops new products to meet customer requirements per assigned projects.
Works to proactively prioritize multiple projects/workload, effectively anticipate/manage resource gaps, and deliver on agreed-to timelines.
Develops new product ideas for presentation to Marketing for future consideration in customer innovation events.
Prepares samples for customer evaluation or for use by Marketing, Project Management, Engineering, QC/QA.
Actively assists in the troubleshooting of off-target batches in the I&D Lab.
Prepares protocols for both formal and informal stability testing.
Accurately records raw data and analyzes, as well as calculates and interprets the results. Ensures all documentation produced is in compliance with cGMP standards.
Communicates effectively in verbal and written form on research results and plans.
Demonstrates initiative in handling responsibilities.
Attends project meetings and prepares project updates.
Develops working relationships with vendors and attends vendor meetings.
Maintains raw material supply in I&D laboratory including but not limited to: vendor sample inventory, in-house sample inventory.
Promotes cGMP and safety practices throughout the facility.
Promotes continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.
Recognizes OOS or out of trend results and assists in the completion of lab investigations.
Reads and understands SDSs for all raw materials they will be working with.
Responsible and accountable for compliance with all aspects of the company's Health and Safety policies, and Safe Work Procedures.
Works to identify more efficient ways of working and shares ideas with management.
Participates in other activities as assigned by the I&D Manager or VP of I&D.

QUALIFICATION:
Required
Responsible for contributing to audit readiness and for assisting in quality audits with FDA, other Regulatory Agencies, and customers, as needed.
Working knowledge of FDA regulation for drug/device especially for the lab.
Ability to use a personal computer and peripheral equipment to accurately enter an analyze data and produce reports.
Knowledge of chemical safety and personal protective equipment.
Proficient in approaches to aerosol and/or emulsion blending, chemistry and troubleshooting.
Enhanced Knowledge of various analytical equipment and techniques utilized in an analytical laboratory including but not limited to pH, viscosity, specific gravity, infrared spectroscopy, HPLC, GC, atomic absorption.
Demonstrated ability to represent the I&D technical function in cross functional team meetings.
Ability to establish priorities, work independently, productively and proceed with objectives without supervision.
Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems.
Communicates effectively in verbal and written form on projects and research results.
Ability to work in a dynamic fast paced-sometimes rapidly shifting environment and quickly establish priorities. Ability to concentrate in such an environment and perform quality work.
Contributes to for overall lab safety, organization, cleanliness, calibration, and maintenance.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.
Preferred Additional
Aerosol formulation experience strongly preferred.
Regulated products formulation experience strongly preferred.

CRITICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Enhanced knowledge of benchtop and production scale emulsion chemistry
Familiarity with aerosol chemistry and delivery systems
Ability to independently generate formulas for experimental blending
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment

COMPUTER SKILLS:
Familiarity with the use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access.

Education and/or Training
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or appropriate discipline with 3+ years related experience in the personal care or pharmaceutical industry.
OR MS in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent with 3+ years related experience in a pharmaceutical industry a strong plus.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

Environmental Demands
Exposure to chemicals and/or other potential hazards.
Exposure to loud noises.
Moving machines and robots.
Self-starting machinery.

The specific statements shown in each section of this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to perform the job successfully. Formulated Solutions reserves the right to modify and expand job responsibilities and duties over time








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