Scientist – Formulation Development


Job title: Scientist – Formulation Development

Company: Novartis

Job description: Job Description

1886! We have more than 130 years of experience treating patients. Sandoz, a division of Novartis, is a global leader in generics and biosimilars and is committed to playing a leading role in improving access to medicines worldwide.
Position Purpose
Independently plan and perform scientific experiments or GMP testing or develop processes in the plant processes for the preparation and timely delivery of drug products (DP), processes and procedures; maintain and qualify equipment/infrastructure and manage operational aspects in lab or plant as assigned.
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Independently plan, organize, perform and document scientific experiments/GMP testing/plant activities under minimal supervision; handle several activities at a time – Take over responsibility for and utilize special tools/equipment or specialized facilities as an expert; schedule and perform maintenance and qualification of instruments/equipment – Proactively identify conflict situations and contribute with empathy to solutions
  • Work according to appropriate standards as defined in Quality Manual, SOPs, ethical, health, safety, environment (HSE), and information security (ISEC) guidelines; lead initiatives to ensure proactive compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Provide documentation of raw data, evaluate and interpret results; propose and provide input for the design of next experiments. Review and verify raw data generated by others; approval of test/experiments performed by others
  • Write protocols, scientific reports or lab procedures based on templates or SOPs under minimal supervision . Recognize, communicate, address and solve problems (e.g. deviations and unexpected results from experiments) within own and broader area of responsibility; actively transfer know-how or procedures to other departments or external contractors, including troubleshooting and on-site training
  • For technical development units: Develop new methods or optimize existing methods (lab or plant); contribute to development and implementation of new technologies. For GMP units: ensure compliance to cGMP
  • For technology-focused role: Perform information and literature searches under minimal guidance. Actively foster knowledge exchange. Train and coach associate scientists, technicians, temporary employees and employees under training/education.
  • For project-focused role: Participate in function-specific sub teams and fulfill assigned project tasks and responsibilities under supervision
  • Support non-project activities as needed, such as Op Ex, GDP coordinator etc.

Minimum requirements


  • Master of Science with atleast 4 year of relevant experience. Fluent in English (oral and written) Basic skills in local site-language, as required for the position
  • Awareness for safe handling of chemicals, potentially dangerous materials and equipment.
  • Good theoretical and scientific knowledge in the relevant area (e.g. manufacturing, analytical, pharmaceutical) .Proficient with laboratory and/or technical tools.
  • Good knowledge of software and computer tools.
  • Good documentation skills
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Advanced scientific/technical writing skills.

Why consider Sandoz?

Our number 1 priority is to pioneer patient access to better healthcare. We are a company of firsts. 1st to develop an oral penicillin antibiotic. 1st to develop and launch biosimilars. 1st to launch an FDA-cleared digital therapeutic. And we never stop asking: how can we continue to pioneer access in an ever-more digital and global world? The answers come when curious, courageous and collaborative people are empowered to ask new questions, make bold decisions and take smart risks. Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a leader in generic and biosimilar medicines and a pioneer in digital therapeutics.

Imagine what you could do at Sandoz!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Sandoz, a Novartis company, embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Functional Area

Research & Development



Business Unit

Product Dev SZ

Employment Type


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Shift Work


Early Talent


Expected salary:

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana

Job date: Sun, 17 Jul 2022 07:09:02 GMT

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