Principal Scientist, Analytical Development

Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S

Ph.d. & forskning
Udlandet (øvrige)

Principal Scientist, Analytical Development

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Principal Scientist, Analytical DevelopmentJob Description:

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a globally recognized, research-driven, biopharmaceutical company with more than 65 years of history. Headquartered in Switzerland, Ferring is privately owned with over 5,700 employees in nearly 60 countries. In the United States, Ferring identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the fields of reproductive health (infertility), urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, women’s health (obstetrics/gynecology) and orthopaedics. Ferring’s US operations employ approximately 800 people.

People Come First At Ferring. The Ferring Philosophy places people at the heart of what we do. This guides our relations with patients, physicians, employees, and other stakeholders. We invite you to share our passion for people and the power of science.


The Principal Scientist position is focused on strategic planning, executing, problem-solving, and presenting analytical development work. This individual will define and perform scientific tasks and activities related to analytical development. This role is responsible for monthly reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. Additional responsibilities include the management of outsourced development work and coordinating activities with contract manufacturing and contract laboratories.


  • Strategic planning and leading analytical development work including method development, method validation, technology transfer, stability studies, and general analytical laboratory troubleshooting and problem-solving.
  • Must have the ability to clearly evaluate, summarize, present, and defend results to Director.
  • Will act on behalf of Director, within defined scientific tasks/activities related to analytical development.
  • Act as Analytical Project Manager including monthly reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and allocation of resources.
  • Manage the outsourcing of analytical development activities to CROs/CMOs including selection and contract preparation.
  • Participate in technology transfer between laboratories, both internal and external to the company.
  • Present and defend results appropriately to scientific and non-scientific project partners - both internal and external.
  • Work according to safety and quality regulations/guidelines (GMP, SOP’s).
  • Author/review high-quality protocols, reports, analytical methods, regulatory documents, and SOPs.
  • Initiating and introducing new scientific technology into the area and keeping an updated scientific and regulatory knowledge in defined fields.


  • Minimum M.Sc. in natural science. Ph.D. is an asset
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Solid understanding of the pharmaceutical development process
  • Proven laboratory skills in HPLC, Dissolution, GC, KF, wet chemistry, and physical characterization in relation to early/late stageanalytical development and/or pre-formulation activities.
  • Experience with LIMS, ELN, CDS systems is a plus.

    In depth LC/MS experience is highly desirable.

  • Proven skills in QbD and experimental design
  • Must be able to work independently and generate high-quality, detail- oriented laboratory work with no guidance
  • Must have experience in pharmaceutical GMP regulated work

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

If you need assistance during the application process due to a disability, please email


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