Head of R&D

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A Growing Pharmaceutical Group of Companies specializing in the production of APIs and finished dosage forms has asked GRS Professional Recruitment Malta to recruit a Head of R&D. As the Head of R&D, you will play a pivotal role in orchestrating all R&D functions within both of our API and FDF sites in Malta. The role reports directly to the Head of Malta Operations as part of the local organisation, and to the Chief Scientific Officer, as a member of the global R&D organisation. If you feel you have the necessary experience for this Head of R&D Malta based role, send your CV today!
  • Coordinating process technology transfer and process validation efforts of manufacturing processes of generic APIs and solid oral dosage forms that are transferred from other R&D centres within the group or from third party sites.
  • Overseeing development projects with internal and external clients, from initial development to launch.
  • Providing scientific guidance, knowledge and support to other operational units and processes within plants.
  • Leading a diverse team of scientists within both sites and ensuring that they have the best atmosphere and infrastructure within which to perform and excel.
  • Being the overall responsible for R&D areas within the Malta sites such as the R&D Lab, GMP Kilo-Lab and HPAPI Unit.
  • Evaluating and preparing proposals for contract manufacturing opportunities.
  • Collaborating with the other R&D sites within the company to reach the organisation’s R&D goals.
  • Controlling the department's budget and contributing to proposals for capital investments and initiatives to improve, streamline and expand the local operations.
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science, most preferably in chemistry or pharmacy; a Doctorate degree will be considered an asset.
  • Proven experience in process development and validation within the pharmaceutical sector. Experience in both API and FDF sectors will be desirable.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Excellent organization, management, and communication skills.
  • Proactive problem-solving capabilities and project planning skills.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to work both independently and as part of a management team.
  • Continuous opportunities for professional growth and training.
  • Competitive salary and performance bonus.
  • Private vehicle and mobile phone plan.
  • Comprehensive health insurance and medical check-ups.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive at GRS Recruitment, only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
To apply for this position, please email your CV to Giuseppe Buda, giuseppe@grsrecruitment.com quoting the above job reference or call +356 2168 0800 for further information.
Job Summary
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    30 April 2024
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  • 7123
  • giuseppe@grsrecruitment.com