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Assistant Scientist - Formulation

Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited is a contract manufacturer and packager of prescription and over the counter pharmaceutical products. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and innovative outsourcing services that exceed the uncompromising demands of the global pharmaceutical industry.


Product Development group supports all activities required to develop, optimize and scale-up a stable semi-solid (cream, lotion, ointment, gel) / liquid (topical, oral, sub-lingual, nasal spray) formulation to make it suitable for commercial production.  Assistant Scientist within this group is responsible for the analytical method development, method validation, method transfer to support formulation development and product commercialization. The Assistant Scientist assists the Analytical Team Leader – PDS to maintain laboratory operation and ensure that all work is performed in accordance with the applicable SOPs, cGMPs and GLPs.


  • Responsible for promoting and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions in his/her assigned work area; instructs and enforces compliance with established safe work practices and procedures; ensures assigned trainees receive appropriate training and information necessary to conduct their activities in a safe and healthy manner.
  • Promotes and exemplifies the CPL Culture, ensuring the delivery of an exceptional customer experience through demonstrating CPL’s core values.
  • Prepares experimental, preformulation, formulation samples as per the allocated project plan, protocol or formula.
  • Weighs, mix, process to produce experimental trial samples, pilot and small scale batches of semi solid and liquid products, and others as required.
  • Records observations on product, process characteristics and product stability during experimental trials and scale up batches as required.
  • Recognize out of normal experimental situations and design experiments to trouble shoot problems, provides feedback to the supervisor and seeks assistance as required.
  • Knowledge of basic formulation science, basic processes and equipment used in product and process development.
  • Builds in skills required for formulation and process optimization.
  • Ensures that all work is performed in compliance with the required applicable SOPs, cGMP, GLP and established Safe Work Practices (SWP).
  • Coordinates timelines and negotiates resources requirements with the Scientist, Formulation Development and Analytical Development for scheduling of the work and assignment of resources to ensure the timely completion of the project.
  • Reviews the compilation, evaluation, interpretation, and reporting of experimental results to ensure the objectives of each project are met.
  • Interaction with material suppliers and maintaining knowledge of new materials and tools available to the industry for product development.
  • Able to handle more than one project at a time.
  • Responsible for the efficient utilization of resources and supplies to reduce waste and achieve   cost containment and Lean objectives.
  • Evaluates prospective PD projects, literature, procedures and protocols to determine technical feasibility and project scope.
  • Independently develops scientifically and technically sound product development strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or related scientific discipline, with 1-3 years of related experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and /or product development is required.
  • Demonstrated competencies in CPL’s core values Integrity, Respect, Trust and Fairness.
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt, respond quickly and manage change in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to use computers with familiarity with MS office.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 KG.
  • Strong organization, leadership and communication skills.


  • Lab environment and manufacturing area.

CPL is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.  CPL is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities.  If you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies, please contact us at hr@cplltd.com

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the contact information below. If submitting your application via e-mail, please indicate the job title in the subject line.

Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited Canada
Human Resources
F) (905)821-0386
E) hr@cplltd.com
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