Title:  Associate, Formulation Development

Date:  Nov 18, 2023
Location:  Taro Pharmaceauticals CAN
Company:  Taro Pharmaceuticals INC, Canada

Job purpose

The purposes of the position are to develop the formula and process for new products in accordance with GMP/GLP and Taro procedures, work is completed in timely manner to ensure meeting departmental and corporate goals.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop formulae and process for new products -- this includes literature searching, sourcing new raw materials and packaging components, preparing lab scale developmental batches, designing and executing experiments to support the final formulation and process.
  • Write Master Formula and Packaging Work Orders for Exhibit Batches and Facilitate manufacturing and the packaging of exhibit batches
  • Report and clearly document all research work is performed -- this includes documentation of protocol, experimental process, problems and observations and formulation development report.
  • Participate in activities leading to Technical Transfer, process validation and commercial production troubleshooting under the guidance of Senior Formulation Scientist/Manager
  • Plan project development activities proactively, and update outcomes and completion of the activities in a timely manner
  • Maintain a clean laboratory environment and ensure that safety regulations are followed
  • Provide technical training to  Product Development colleagues
  • Other activities to comply with GMP/GLP requirement
  • Complete GMP training for updated SOPs, and complete all GMP activities and documentation correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Utilize and apply basic scientific knowledge and semi-solid theories to design effective experiments.
  • Evaluate and assess formulations and processes based on analytical results 
  • Collaborate with manager team and other R&D professionals, plant staffs, administration staffs effectively to solve any issues or conflicts during product development
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Ph. D. or a M. Sc. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with minimum one year experience in formulation development is preferred for this position, or a B.Sc. or community college degree with 3 years experience in Semi-Solid and Liquid formulation development                                                                                                
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of liquid and semi-solid formulation development.
  • Hands on experience and skills of design, implement and evaluate experiments.
  • A good understanding of GMP
  • Familiarity with Microsoft word processing and spreadsheet programs 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based environment.
  • Good organizational skills and multi-tasking skills to facilitate the timely completion of projects.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 


Working conditions

Generally the surroundings are fairly pleasant.  Occasional exposure to dirty environment and higher than normal noise levels, frequent, daily exposure to various chemicals used in the testing of raw materials, components and finished products.  Occasionally there is exposure to unpleasant odors resulting from testing procedures. Temperature levels are fairly consistent.  The position requires a mixture of standing and walking, some heavy lifting and/or movement of material/instruments.


Physical requirements

  • The position requires a mixture of standing and walking, some heavy lifting and/or movement of material/instruments.


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