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Principal Scientist, Pharmaceutical Services

EOE STATEMENT We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CATEGORY Research & Development
DESCRIPTION You can make a difference working for Drugscan!  Our colleague’s passion is to deliver Great Chemistry through comprehensive, accurate and timely laboratory services, so our clients can develop therapies and treat patients with confidence.  Since our founding in 1985, Drugscan has provided toxicology testing, medication monitoring and drug detection laboratory services.  Today, we are a leading pioneer in the emerging field of Abuse Deterrent (AD) Assessments.

Delivering outstanding customer service and accurate results is what we’re about. Our team has the advantage of working with a highly experienced consultative staff, superior testing methods and people with a passion for scientific advancement.

The Principal Scientist, Pharmaceutical Services will serve as a project leader and will be responsible for directing, implementing and execution of drug abuse-deterrent studies and other pharmaceutical bioanalytical services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assume a leadership role for client’s sponsored pharmaceutical drug-abuse and bioanalytical projects and participate in initiatives as requested by senior leadership.
  • Lead and oversee experimental design and execution by the Pharmaceutical Services team of scientists according to preset timelines.
  • Follow study protocol and define the pharmaceutical study experiments including a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities need to successfully complete the project.
  • Determine the appropriate resources (time, money, equipment and talent) required to complete the study projects.
  • Review LC-MS and other instrument data and perform troubleshooting as needed.  Create, develop, optimize and validate methods for analysis of drugs and metabolites in biological samples or pharmaceutical formulations.
  • Review the study schedule with senior leadership and all other participating colleagues that will be affected by the study activities; revise and communicate the schedule as required.
  • Assume responsibility for direct reports including resource planning, recruitment, training, performance management, mentoring and development.
  • Monitor all expenditures including responsibility to order and stock supplies to support pharmaceutical studies according to inventory control program.
  • Develop a schedule for study completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities.
  • Collect, organize and prepare data, and communicate results in the form of Excel sheets, graphs, reports and power point presentations and participate in client and senior management meetings as needed.
  • Propose and investigate new concepts, technologies and test procedures that contribute to the client studies to support their respective goals, and which reflect expert knowledge.
  • Function as an acknowledged resource and technical leader within and outside of the department.
  • Comply with safety rules, regulatory guidelines, GLP and other regulations and quality assurance (QA) requirements.
  • Maintain proper records in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and policies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Track record of productivity and leadership.
  • Good experience in LCMS method development and validation.
  • Strong attention to details and organization and oversight skills.
  • Multitasked with ability to stay focused while thriving in a dynamic environment.
  • Good computer Microsoft programs and mathematical skills.
  • Adventurous, high integrity and strong observation skill.
  • Good personal interaction skills.


Minimum of two years’ experience in forensic, clinical research and or/ bioanalytical drug testing laboratory


Minimum of bachelor degree in life science field, advance degree is preferred

Drugscan offers a fast-paced, growing environment and opportunities for advancement.  We offer a comprehensive Employee Benefits Program, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision and prescription drug), medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability coverage, paid time off, and 401(k).

POSITION Principal Scientist, Pharmaceutical Services
LOCATION Drugscan – Horsham, PA


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