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Airgraft Inc. is a technology company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
We are solving critical problems in drug delivery by creative use of technology. Airgraft was founded in 2018 by a multinational team of serial entrepreneurs with a rich history of global product successes. We are well funded and in a unique position to tackle highest impact initiatives. Airgraft team is innovative, hard-working and deeply cares about what we do. If having a positive and tangible impact is fundamental to you, if you excel in your field, you are passionate and resourceful, we want to hear from you!
The Position: Calling brilliant chemists.
The analytical chemist will be responsible for developing formulations and manufacturing processes for products that help solve some of the greatest challenges in drug delivery, according to FDA and Health Canada’s GMP/GLP regulatory guidelines.
Responsibilities include creative and thoughtful development of new formulas, specification development, troubleshooting existing formulations, scale up, manufacturing /or packaging process improvement. You will be hands-on and rapidly producing lab scale prototype formulations, and creating protocols, tests and reports.
As an ideal candidate, you have proven experience in a similar position, and a demonstrated ability to be an agile, creative and strategic problem solver. You live by first principles rule, and you don’t assume that the popular answer is the right answer.
You are passionate about your work and love pushing boundaries of what is possible..
You articulate clearly, you play very well with other disciplines, but can also work independently without the need of supervision. You’ve never spoken the words: “what should I work on next?”.
Key responsibilities and challenges
Formulate new consumable products for aerosolization and otherwise.
Author and execute Design of Experiment (DOE) protocols and reports.
Design experiments to study the formulations and validate their properties and performances (example, study thermal properties via TGA/DSC).
Be responsible for technology transfer documents including product specification from lab to manufacturing environment.
Proactively work with client and project team, identifying issues related to formulations and providing recommendations.
Perform stability/compatibility tests on new formulas; maintain/improve overall product quality.
Create acceptable ingredient lists to be used in the formulations according to FDA/INCI and Health Canada guidelines; review formulas/raw materials for compliance with International Guidelines.
Participate in scale-up and provide guidance for manufacturing and packaging of products following FDA and Health Canada regulations.
Collaborate with the hardware team during the design of new technologies and products.
Manage the ingredients procurement process and maintain the laboratory’s inventory.
Be a master of your domain and lead problem solving within your domain for the overall goal of the team..
Create and maintain up-to-date information regarding created formulations and their trends.
Collaborate with technical services, quality, manufacturing and packaging on process improvements and cost saving initiatives.
What We Are Looking For
Understand and live by the first principles rule: break down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up.
Do not optimize what should not exist.
Eliminate unproductive paths and reduce complexity to increase cycle time.
Understand > Quantify > Solve > Test > Repeat
Know that truth can be unpopular. You are OK with that.
Believe engineers are sometimes sure, (almost) always right. Never the reverse.
Are a finisher. Problem 98% solved is a problem not solved yet.
M.S. degree or PhD in pharmaceutical science, chemistry, chemical engineering or related science field.
3-5 years of experience in OTC, Natural Health Products or Dietary supplements formulation and related scale-up to manufacturing.
Experience with nicotine/tobacco, pharmaceuticals and/or cannabis is an asset.
Skills & Qualities
Knowledge of GMP and FDA regulatory guidelines.
In depth knowledge of Product development (practical and theory) for OTC drugs, Natural Health Products and Dietary supplements formulation development and technology transfer.
Absolute focus and understanding of drug safety and a relentless pursuit of safer.
Project management experience in a pharmaceutical or healthcare manufacturing environment.
Experience in Technical transfer from the lab to scale up.
You thrive under pressure & love a chance to see your contribution help millions of people..
You are a resourceful, proactive and an autonomous problem-solver.
You are goal-oriented.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English; French is an asset. (You will collaborate with teams internationally)
Articulate ideas clearly and concisely.
Enthusiastic, highly motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic and an intense focus on achieving results
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