WuXi AppTec

Assistant Director/Director, Formulation Development, Early phase /Late phase

Job Locations CN-Shanghai
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STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a WuXi AppTec company (WuXi STA), is a global leading small molecule pharmaceutical development and manufacturing capability and technology platform company serving the life science industry, with operations in China and the United States. As a premier Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), STA offers our worldwide partners efficient, flexible and high-quality solutions for small molecule Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms.

  • A Leading Company of Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization(CDMO)
  • The World’s Largest Process Chemistry Team
  • To learn the most cutting edge technologies in the pharmaceutical development field
  • To work with 200+ global new drug development companies
  • Systemic and Multiple Training Programs(Technical/Soft skills/Management)
  • Diversified Career Development and Promotion Trails


Job Location: Pudong District, Shanghai City / Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province


  • Work closely with department head to meet project timelines, departmental goal, and customer requests
  • Coordinate with the customer for new projects, preparing technical proposals addressing their needs and drawing up cost estimates for project work
  • Responsible for customer satisfaction and act as the primary customer contact to make the customer interface stronger
  • Provide technical oversight and leadership to group/project leaders and troubleshoot personally on the shop floor where necessary to ensure smooth progress of projects
  • Participate in teleconferences and review update reports on ongoing projects to keep customers briefed on progress of projects
  • Hiring, retaining and establishing training program for the best talent
  • Plan for technological upgrades of the capabilities of the formulation group/ CT, by evaluating new technologies/instruments which can bring value to the customers
  • Maximizing efficiencies and pioneering innovative techniques


  • Master or Ph.D. in pharmaceutical formulation development or equivalent degree
  • 8+ years pharmaceutics or other directly-related science discipline with sufficient experience or training in formulation development as well as clinical product manufacturing; Experience in handling of formulation development for late stage dosage forms up to technical transfers is desired. (Ph.D. training counts as years of experience). 
  • Modern pharmaceutics theory esp. industrial pharmaceutics, demonstrated record of accomplishments in the formulation development of solid and liquid oral dosage forms intended for Phase I/II clinical trials.
  • Extensive experience in process development, process scale up, trouble shooting and process optimization of oral solid dosage form.
  • Familiar with development process of new and generic drug product and relative regulations.
  • Know-how and expertise in lab scale, pilot scale and production scale pharmaceutical equipment for oral solid dosage form.
  • People management skills: good presentation skills, creative thinking, good team player, plan and do the work independently, good interpersonal and cross functions communication skills, strong problem solving skills and focus on details, execution and delivery, capability of fast learning and open minded to new initiatives.
  • Good verbal and written communication in English and Chinese. 


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