Job Title: Research Engineer/Lead Engineer
Date Posted: 01-03-2007
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Alkermes, Inc.
Company Website:
Contact Information: Alkermes, Inc.   Alkermes, Inc. (
Job Description:
The position is for a process engineer working in the areas of production of dry powder
formulations via spray-drying and polymeric microsphere formulations via emulsion and
coacervation-based processes. The primary responsibilities of this position include:
 Research-scale dry powder formulation production and optimization via spray-drying 
 Research-scale polymeric microsphere formulation production and optimization via emulsion
and coacervation-based processes
 Support of efforts conducted towards the establishment and understanding of optimized
formulation and processing conditions and development of improved particle production
techniques in collaboration with Process Development and Manufacturing teams. 
 Engineering/formulation support and representation on various project and core teams.

Required Skills:

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

Minimum education and experience required is a B.S. in chemical engineering or a related

Skills/Abilities Needed:
The position holder should possess a degree in chemical engineering or a related field
preferably with 2-4 years of industrial experience. Experience with particle production unit
operations, process development, and general knowledge of sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing
is desired. Experience with statistical design of experiments is a plus. Excellent analytical
and problem solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and good mechanical
and computer skills are also required. 

Personal Attributes Needed:
The position holder should be a self starter able to work well with minimal supervision yet be
able to function well in a team environment. They should be hardworking and dedicated. They
should be able to conduct hands on experiments and research independently as well as in a team
context. The position holder should be intelligent, creative and have demonstrated the ability
to apply scientific training to solve practical problems, preferably in drug development. They
should also be effective at presenting/communicating technical information and in technical


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