Technical Project Leader II - Ppt

April 19 2024
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Microbiology, Project management,
Whitby, ON • Part time

Job Description


Lead the design and evaluation of formulations and manufacturing processes as well as problem solves for solid, semi-solid or liquid dosage forms. Engage in the management of clientele, processes and equipment design for clinical, scale up and registration batches including tech transfer of projects to and from clients. Manage resources in the Pharmaceutics and Process Technology (PPT) work group to achieve project and team objectives and coach associates in their work group in areas such as the drug development process and Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) systems. Liaise with Project Management, Facility/Equipment Schedulers, Materials Management, Analytical Development and other functional areas to meet project and team objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the design/evaluation of formulations and manufacturing processes for solid, semi-solid, or liquid dosage forms.

  • Lead development of new formulations and scale-up procedures of solid, semi-solid, or liquid dosage forms at the pre-clinical, clinical, and post marketing stages of drug development.

  • Manage resources in their PPT work group to achieve project and team objectives.

  • Lead/participate in problem solving for formulations, equipment and processes.

  • Participate in relevant meetings/teleconferences with clients.

  • Write protocols for feasibility work and manufacturing batch records and clinical trial materials.

Write and ensure timely execution of protocols and provision of results in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices and company standards.

  • Write development reports.

  • Develop realistic proposals and timelines.

  • Coach associates in their work group in areas such as the drug development process and PDS systems.

  • Liaise with Project Management, Facility/Equipment Schedulers, Materials Management, Analytical Development and other functional areas to meet project and team objectives.

  • Maintain expert knowledge of pharmaceutical processes, equipment, instrumentation and procedures necessary to perform the tasks.

  • Keep current with scientific literature and industry trends relating to process technologies; disseminate relevant information.

  • As the key technical leadership role in Centre of Excellence Initiative; look for opportunities for publication/external presentations.

  • Promote a safe working environment, report potential hazards and ensure all direct reports follow Environmental Health and Safety procedures.

  • Select, develop (goal setting) and evaluate staff to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Work with and advises staff on administrative policies and procedures (if applicable).

  • Perform alternating or rotating shift work (as required).



Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in pharmaceutical science or technology.


Minimum 6 years of experience drug development.

Previous Project Management experience.

Previous Supervision and/or leadership experience an asset.


Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge and understanding of the drug development process. Demonstrated understanding of equipment, formulations and processes. Excellent Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance knowledge. Established leadership skills. Demonstrable organizational skills relevant to drug development. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate and liaise with clients and other departments. Good organizational, documentation and housekeeping skills. Ability to work well independently and in a team environment with limited supervision. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Communicates and co-operates with others to meet project and team objectives. Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple project deliverables. The ability to motivate and influence. Demonstrated computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. Proficiency with the English language.

Standards and Expectations:

Follow all Environmental Health & Safety Policies and Procedures. Work collaboratively with fellow team members, modelling positive team principles and partnering to meet project and departmental objectives. Carry out all duties within strict compliance to Patheon quality systems Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Maintain workspace in a clean and orderly fashion. Actively engage in and adhere to departmental systems to maintain a smooth and efficient workflow (visual management, scheduling systems, etc.). Be client and patient conscious at all times. Understand Key Performance Indicators and strive to improve the performance of the team by identifying areas for system improvements and engage in problem solving. Models positive thinking and is open to change, motivating the team to adapt to shifts in priorities and new ways of working. Proactively identify areas for improvement in the execution of procedures. Communicate risks to timelines in a proactive manner. Consistently strives to improve skills and knowledge in related field.

Physical Requirements:

Light physical effort and fatigue. Walks, sits or stands for limited periods. May require occasional equipment operation including keyboard equipment. Lifts light items for limited duration. Typically located in a comfortable indoor area. There may be regular exposure to mild physical discomfort from factors such as dust, fumes or odours, temperature extremes, loud noise, strong drafts, or bright lights. Use of Personal Protective equipment may be required and may include any of the following: safety glasses, safety shoes, lab coat, gloves, hair net, beard cover, safety apron, respirator on occasionally.

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