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Staff Scientist - Pharma

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Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?


Are you always solving?


Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.


Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Scientist - Pharma to join our Pharmaceuticals group at our Wilmington Research Center, Wilmington DE. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the research function. This position will report to Senior Team Leader.


The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing technical expertise regarding the development of pharmaceutical products
  • Providing technical and application development support for account managers, manufacturing, and customers.
  • Designing, initiating and executing studies, and interpreting the study results
  • Assimilating and analyzing data into reports, posters, and journal articles.
  • Preparing technical presentations for internal and external customers at customer sites, scientific conferences and trade shows.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work in high pressure environment.
  • Maintaining lab notebooks and logbooks in accordance with company guidelines
  • Comply with company procedural guidelines, laboratory procedures, and safety programs.


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


In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:


BS degree in science, pharmaceutic, chemical engineering, or similar science related with 5 years minimum experience; or MS degree in science, technology, engineering, or related discipline required with 3+ years of experience in pharmaceutical solid-dosage product/process development and manufacturing.


Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:


  • Hands-on experience with solid dosage forms, polymer technologies and / or biologic drug delivery.
  • Fundamental understanding on pharmaceutical product development
  • Demonstrated experience working within multicultural and multifunction environment.
  • Strong written, oral presentation, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of Design of Experiments (DOE), Microsoft Office Suite, and statistical analysis.
  • Organize and maintain lab area safe professional manner
  • Teamwork/interpersonal skill


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 2018-7092 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 approximately 6,500 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. Our people 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. 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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