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Catalent Pharma Solutions Lead Scientist, Biologics - Mass Spectrometry and Electrophoresis in Kansas City, Missouri

Job Description

Position Overview:

Catalent hires people with a passion to make a difference to the health of millions of people globally. Your expertise, coupled with Catalent’s advanced technologies and collaboration with thousands of innovative pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies, will help bring life-enhancing products to the people you know and love. Your talents, ideas and passion are essential to our mission; to develop, manufacture and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Interested in learning more about life at Catalent? Start here (http://www.catalent.com/index.php/about-us/Catalent-Careers2)

Catalent’s Kansas City facility is home to our Oral & Specialty Drug Delivery, Biologics Analytical Solutions and Clinical Supply Services businesses. The site provides a range of integrated services for oral solid dosage forms, from formulation development and analytical testing to clinical and commercial-scale manufacture.

The Kansas City facility is a Center-of-Excellence for our Biologics Analytical Solutions business. Our talented team has over 25 years of experience providing analytical services for projects spanning multiple large molecule modalities/compounds. The Biologics I team concentrates and has expertise on the following analytical methodologies/technologies listed below.

Position Summary

The main activities for the Lead Scientist, Biologics - Mass Spectrometry and Electrophoresis will be to provide and report data, as required by project contracts within the Biologics Department. The data may be used for submission in Regulatory packages, release and stability testing of clinical and animal trial dose forms and in support of development projects.

The Role

In support of large molecule therapeutics, develop and execute laboratory work, plans/schedules independently using customer milestones and Division/site performance standards and metrics.

Sample types include in-process, release or stability for CMC support. Techniques may include any or all of the following:

  • Capillary and gel electrophoresis (e.g. CE-SDS, SDS-PAGE, icIEF, IEF, western blot, etc.)

  • Mass spectrometry (e.g. LCMS, GCMS, ICP-MS, for small and large molecules)

  • FTIR, NIR, Polarimetry

  • Metals testing, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, AA (for small and large molecules)

  • CD, Intrinsic fluorescence, DSC, TGA

  • Compendial testing (e.g. viscosity, Osmolality, HIAC, container integrity, etc.)

  • E-tongue (for formulation support

In addition:

  • Perform method validation or transfer activities, as needed. Under direction, perform method development activities

  • Perform various types of testing under cGMP, as appropriate.

  • Author technical documents, such as protocols, test methods, reports, certificates of analysis, and operating procedures

  • Review technical documents for accuracy, thoroughness and regulatory compliance

  • Train, coach or mentor others on technical, personal development or business issues

The Candidate


Degree in life sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology or closely related physical science. Bachelor’s Degree: 9-10 years of relevant experience OR Master’s Degree: 6-8 years of relevant experience OR Doctorate Degree: 2-4 years of relevant experience


Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Maintain high quality laboratory documentation in accordance with applicable regulatory guidance and site SOPs

  • Proactively address work issues at both an individual level and a team level

  • Develop and execute complex procedures or methods with high quality

  • Recognizes and elevates changes in project scope or execution for review by project director

  • Propose deviations from established procedures and methods based upon sound judgment.

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect

  • Delivers Results

  • Demonstrates Business Acumen

  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Champions Change

  • Engages and Inspires

  • Coaches and Develops

Position Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K are all offered from day one of employment

  • 19 days of paid time off annually

  • Potential for career growth within an expanding team

  • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities.

C atalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to DisabilityAccommodations@catalent.com . This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Catalent = Catalyst + Talent

Your talents, ideas, and passion are essential to our mission: to develop, manufacture, and supply products that help people live better, healthier lives. Join us!

personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

Catalent is the perfect place to grow your career if…

  • You enjoy the fast pace of a start-up, but want the opportunities and stability of a growing, publicly traded company (Listed on NYSE: CTLT).

  • You want meaningful work. From cough treatments to cancer-fighting drugs, biologics, and vitamins, we help develop, launch, and supply over 200 new products each year – more than any branded drug maker in the world!

  • You want to plant your career in a growing company. Over the last five years, Catalent has re-invested more than $2 billion back into the company and its people.

  • You are excited about learning, collaborating, and growing alongside a global diverse team. Our team of more than 11,000 comes to work every day ready to overcome new challenges with teamwork, advanced technologies, and a passion to deliver by putting patients first.

  • You want to make a global impact! From North America to Europe, Asia to Latin America, we have innovative science and manufacturing teams who are looking (https://catalent.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External) for YOU!

  • See how our teams are making a difference, while growing their careers and fulfilling our mission by putting patients first every day here (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuUGqEwwnH7hBwFlrsfSOH_raQHu4hOBK) .