Ashland Corporate

  • Senior Team Leader

    Job Locations US-DE-Wilmington
    Job Post Information* : 9 months ago(11/7/2017 11:45 AM)
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  • Overview

    Ashland LLC has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Senior Team Leader/Research Scientist to join our Pharmaceutical Technology team.  This position is in Wilmington, DE.


    **This position is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.



    • Act as high-level resource that provide in-depth technical input and advice to key customers on polymer science, formulation and process development
    • Design and execute pharmaceutical applications studies for the development of new pharmaceutical excipients.
    • Design and implement laboratory projects to generate new technical data for Ashland Pharmaceutical excipient based on 1) analysis of existing technical data, 2) feedback from and discussions with north America sales organization.
    • Create data packages and sales tools from project work to make results easily usable for sales and technical staff as sales tools.
    • Analyze existing technical data on pharmaceutical excipients in pharmaceutical application areas to identify differentiating functional strengths in multiple processes vs. competing excipients (direct and indirect), and identify opportunities for new projects to mitigate weak aspects and demonstrate new functional benefits.
    • Train technical and sales personnel to carry technical message to customers.
    • Manage a group of scientists/engineers



    • Strong capabilities and experience in pharmaceutical development, especially in the areas of solid dosage form development.
    • Advanced degree in pharmaceutical sciences, or a closely aligned technical area, with 6 + years of industry experience and 2+ years of supervising experience. PHD. preferred.
    • Leadership skills - Strong team management skills with ability to motivate and supervise the scientific staff and for other internal and external contacts; good team building skills.
    • Good external communication skills and interest in active customer interaction
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Self-driven and highly motivated in order to overcome new challenges on the job
    • Must have interdisciplinary skills in order to interact with the sales and marketing departments of the business
    • Must be eligible to work in the US

    TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2017-6954 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line. 


    NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


    Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


    Ashland. always solving


    We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


    The Ashland Way


    Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


    Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


    Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


    Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

    Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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