Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • Principal Scientist (Analytical)

    Job Location US-FL-Tampa
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  • Overview

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance.  Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit.  These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


    To provide analytical support and technical leadership to development programs for new product development.


    • As a lead member of Pharma product development teams, works with Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance to identify requirements for projects and develop strategies, oversee experiments and generate reports to document the chemical and physical elements necessary for the development of new products and for the maintenance of existing products.
    • Works as part of a team, communicates effectively both within and outside R&D.  Has principle responsibility for timely development, execution and documentation of experiments intended to provide chemical and physical understanding and results.
    • Develops strategies and appropriate timelines to meet development milestones and produce data and documents of quality suitable for regulatory submission.
    • Oversee stability testing of prototype, GLP, and GMP pharmaceutical products.
    • Effectively plan for and manage resources to address overall and specific project needs.  Contribute to resource planning (financial and personnel) for assigned projects within the function.
    • Supervise and provide mentorship to less experienced scientists.


    • BS degree with 8+ years of experience or Masters degree with 6+ years of experience or PhD with 4+ years in Chemistry (pref.), or other physical or biological science discipline will be considered. 
    • Must have solid knowledge of the basis for common analytical techniques. A functional understanding of organic and a solid understanding of physical chemistry is preferred. A good understanding of experimental design including appropriate statistical evaluation is expected.
    • Highly desired: Previous laboratory experience involving analytical method development for cGMP use (e.g., pharmaceutical method analysis, quality control testing or bioanalytical method development - including development of methods, validation and/or transfer) 
    • Desired: Structure Elucidation, spectroscopic expertise, forensic investigations, organic synthesis, and familiarity with manufacturing processes, statistical inference, physical testing methods (e.g., dissolution, rheology, particulates and/or particle size). Familiarity with cGMP, GLP, FDA, ICH guidance.

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