Head of R&D


Our client is looking for a Head of Research & Development to join their team. Your roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating the transfer of process technology and validation efforts for manufacturing generic APIs and solid oral dosage forms, whether they are from other R&D centers within the group or third-party sites.
  • Supervising development projects with both internal and external clients, overseeing the process from initial development through to product launch.
  • Offering scientific guidance, expertise, and assistance to various operational units and processes within the manufacturing plants.
  • Leading a diverse team of scientists across multiple sites, ensuring they have the necessary support and infrastructure to excel in their roles.
  • Taking overall responsibility for R&D activities within the Malta sites
  • Assessing and preparing proposals for contract manufacturing opportunities.
  • Collaborating with other R&D sites to achieve the organization's research and development objectives.
  • Participating in the overall management of local enterprises as a member of the leadership team at the sites.
  • Overseeing the department's financial resources and actively participating in proposals for capital investments and initiatives focused on enhancing, optimizing, and expanding local operations.

Skill-sets and Requirements

  • Proven experience in process development and validation within the pharmaceutical sector. Experience in both API and FDF sectors will be desirable
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to work both independently and as part of a management team
  • Proactive problem-solving capabilities and project-planning skillls

Education & Experience

Bachelor and Master degrees in science or engineering, most preferably in chemistry or pharmacy; a Doctorate degree will be considered an asset.


  • Health insurance
  • Performance bonus
  • Company car

Job Reference: GD424

  • Primary job focus
    Quality Control
  • Job type
    Full Time
  • Employment level
    Senior Management
  • Work Location
    On Premises
  • Employer industry
    Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals
  • Languages
    English, Maltese
  • Job Reference
  • Date Published
  • Status
    Evaluating CVs

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