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.