GROW WITH ASCENDIA

Develop Sophisticated Formulations and
Your Career All at The Same Time

Jingjun "Jim" Huang, Ph.D. CEO, Ascendia Pharmaceuticals
Thank you for your interest in our company. At Ascendia, we believe in a true team concept, determination, and seek talented people who are passionate and can thrive in an innovative and rewarding work environment.

Ascendia is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing a pipeline of enhanced versions of existing drug products, and to providing CDMO services to enable pre-clinical and clinical stage formulations for our clients. We specialize in improving the bioavailability of poorly water soluble drugs using our nano-particle and controlled release technologies. We provide formulation development of oral, topical and injectable dosage forms, complete analytical development, conduct cGMP manufacture of clinical materials and run requisite stability studies.

We welcome talented individuals to join our company and are seeking  motivated team players who can help us grow and deliver exceptional service to our customers.  We are currently looking to hire for several positions – links to open positions will be updated soon.

If you are interested in a position with Ascendia, please submit your resume with cover letter to HR@ascendiapharma.com.

Thank you for your interest in Ascendia.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Ascendia is always on the lookout for
people with passion, drive, and dedication.

Formulation Scientist

Scientist/Senior Scientist in Pharmaceutical Formulation R&D

Description

About Ascendia Pharmaceuticals:

Ascendia is a start-up specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing enhanced formulations of existing drug products, and enabling formulations for pre-clinical and clinical stage drug candidates. Ascendia specializes in creating formulations for poorly-water soluble molecules using nano-particle technologies. Ascendia assesses the feasibility of a broad array of formulation options in order to improve a drug’s bioavailability and solubility. Ascendia’s technologies include nano-emulsions, amorphous solid dispersions, nano-particles, injectable, and oral controlled release. Ascendia provides development and testing services – from discovery-stage molecules to life-cycle-management projects – creating formulation solutions with enhanced biopharmaceutical properties suitable for clinical scale-up.

The mission of our company is to provide customized formulation solutions to “salvage” difficult compounds and to create advanced medicines to help patients “prevail” over theirdisease and enhance quality of life.

About the Position:

Ascendia Pharma is looking for formulation scientists for its Pharmaceutical R&D. This position will conduct activitiesrelated to formulation development under research and development settings. The successful candidate will be actively involved in developing formulation and manufacturing process and transferring these methods and processes to drug product manufacturers. The ability to work effectively in a collaborative, interdepartmental team environment is essential to this role with the expectation that this scientist will interact with all disciplines of drug development, including discovery, pre-clinical, clinical, preformulation, analytical R&D, and regulatory. A thorough understanding of pharmaceutical development process from discovery to commercialization is highly desirable.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Design formulations and process for complex and challenging compounds.
  • Actively involved in project management and product development strategies. Handle all technical, legal, and regulatory aspects of development projects.
  • Participate in discovery and clinical development project team to inform and update the team on the status of all active projects
  • Write and review CMC reports and documentation for regulatory filings.
  • Keep current with regulatory guidelines, technical innovations, and new developments within pharmaceutical industry.

Qualifications

  • The position requires a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutics, Physical Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, or Pharmaceutical sciences with relevant pharmaceutical experience. A candidate with a Bachelor degree in a relevant field and extensive industrial experience will be also considered.
  • Industrial or academic experience in solid oral or parenteral dosage form development, process optimization and scale-up.
  • Experience in Innovative approaches to solving formulations challenges and formulation technologies to improve solubility and bioavailability of poorly water soluble drug ispreferred.
  • In-depth understanding of preformulation, formulation, biopharmaceutics principles required to get a drug from discovery through clinical development is desirable.
  • Strong scientific expertise, demonstrated by published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, society participation, regulatory filings and patents. Proficient in using computer to write and review technical reports and scientific judgment in data evaluation.
  • Excellent communication skills, problem solving, critical thinking, and organization skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced organization with diverse project teams and personnel.
  • Knowledge in pharmaceutical product development, CMC regulatory requirements, project management; and capability to collaborate with colleagues.
  • EEO/AA M/F/V/D
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Analytical Scientist

Analytical Chemist in Pharmaceutical R&D

Description

About Ascendia Pharmaceuticals:

Ascendia is a start-up specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing enhanced formulations of existing drug products, and enabling formulations for pre-clinical and clinical stage drug candidates. Ascendia specializes in creating formulations for poorly-water soluble molecules using nano-particle technologies. Ascendia assesses the feasibility of a broad array of formulation options in order to improve a drug’s bioavailability and solubility. Ascendia’s technologies include nano-emulsions, amorphous solid dispersions, nano-particles, injectable, and oral controlled release. Ascendia provides development and testing services – from discovery-stage molecules to life-cycle-management projects – creating formulation solutions with enhanced biopharmaceutical properties suitable for clinical scale-up.

The mission of our company is to provide customized formulation solutions to “salvage” difficult compounds and to create advanced medicines to help patients “prevail” over theirdisease and enhance quality of life.

About the Position:

Ascendia Pharma is looking for formulation scientists for its Pharmaceutical R&D. This position will conduct activitiesrelated to formulation development under research and development settings. The successful candidate will be actively involved in developing formulation and manufacturing process and transferring these methods and processes to drug product manufacturers. The ability to work effectively in a collaborative, interdepartmental team environment is essential to this role with the expectation that this scientist will interact with all disciplines of drug development, including discovery, pre-clinical, clinical, preformulation, analytical R&D, and regulatory. A thorough understanding of pharmaceutical development process from discovery to commercialization is highly desirable.

  • Principal Responsibilities:
  • Design formulations and process for complex and challenging compounds.
  • Actively involved in project management and product development strategies. Handle all technical, legal, and regulatory aspects of development projects.
  • Participate in discovery and clinical development project team to inform and update the team on the status of all active projects
  • Write and review CMC reports and documentation for regulatory filings.
  • Keep current with regulatory guidelines, technical innovations, and new developments within pharmaceutical industry.

Qualifications

The position requires a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutics, Physical Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, or Pharmaceutical sciences with relevant pharmaceutical experience. A candidate with a Bachelor degree in a relevant field and extensive industrial experience will be also considered.

  • Industrial or academic experience in solid oral or parenteral dosage form development, process optimization and scale-up.
  • Experience in Innovative approaches to solving formulations challenges and formulation technologies to improve solubility and bioavailability of poorly water soluble drug ispreferred.
  • In-depth understanding of preformulation, formulation, biopharmaceutics principles required to get a drug from discovery through clinical development is desirable.
  • Strong scientific expertise, demonstrated by published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, society participation, regulatory filings and patents. Proficient in using computer to write and review technical reports and scientific judgment in data evaluation.
  • Excellent communication skills, problem solving, critical thinking, and organization skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced organization with diverse project teams and personnel.
  • Knowledge in pharmaceutical product development, CMC regulatory requirements, project management; and capability to collaborate with colleagues.
  • EEO/AA M/F/V/D
Apply for this position

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