Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Associate Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 19th July 2018
Wednesday, 19th September 2018
Job Type:
Pharma Manufacturer

Job Description:

To apply, visit https://ferring.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Ferring/job/Parsippany/Associate-Director--Pharmaceutical-Sciences_R0006403

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.


Position will be responsible for managing formulation feasibility and to evaluate new product development prospects, via external partnerships and collaborations focusing on extended release of peptides.


  • Lead and manage formulation feasibility and development of extended-release peptides primarily via outsourcing to CDMO’s, including CDMO contract, project and technical management, monthly reporting and forecasting, and annual budgeting
  • Ensure delivery of work packages with high scientific quality standard according to applicable regulations/guidance
  • Present and defend project status and scientific outcome to global project teams and development governance
  • Act on behalf of Director within defined responsibilities
  • Participate in technology transfer both internally and externally
  • Review study protocols, reports and regulatory documents.
  • Initiate and introduce new scientific knowledge into the area and keep an updated scientific and regulatory knowledge in defined fields.



  • Minimum M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences or related. Ph.D. is an asset.  
  • Minimum 10-12 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry. 
  • Expert in pre-formulation, dosage form design and formulation development, in particular, development of peptides in parenteral delivery systems.
  • Proven skills in QbD and experimental design
  • Strong experience in the pharmaceutical GXP regulated work
  • Strong ability to manage CDMO for assessing feasibility and developing formulation prototypes from a conceptual idea
  • Ability to present and defend to global project teams and governance
  • Effective problem-solver
  • Ability to work in a cross function environment under aggressive timelines
  • High level of awareness to innovative technologies and ability to adapt to in-house needs
  • Ability to manage and forecast project and department budgets


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 careers@ferring.com   



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