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Sr./Director Formulation Development

Recludix Pharma is a venture capital-funded biotechnology company located in San Diego, California and Cambridge, Massachusetts.  We are engaged in small molecule drug discovery for the treatment of targeted patient populations in autoimmune disease and oncology.  Recludix Pharma is looking for experienced candidates who desire to work in a dynamic early-stage startup environment as a member of our San Diego team.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Formulation Sciences leader to help guide our small molecule portfolio in inflammation and oncology through IND and clinical development. A successful candidate will have a strong background in formulation sciences, a proven track record of leading small molecule programs from preclinical through marketing approval, and experience managing teams and building a department.


  • Lead and manage formulation development department activities for small molecule drug products, including design, planning, execution, interpretation and reporting of scientific experiments.
  • Oversee the development and manufacture of oral and other dosage forms, applying QbD principles, risk analysis, and state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams like Research, Drug Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics, and Toxicology on biopharmaceutical aspects.
  • Ensure robust formulations and processes through optimization, scale-up, validation, and provision of documentation for Regulatory Authorities.
  • Implement QbD principles consistently across the project portfolio.
  • Represent Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) in internal project teams, external collaborations, and strategic tasks.
  • Supervise scientific projects and develop new technologies.


  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, Chemistry or related field.
  • Minimum 10+ years of industry experience in pharmaceutical formulation development, preferably oral dosage forms.
  • Expertise in QbD, biopharmaceuticals, statistical software, and PAT tools.
  • Strong scientific leadership, creativity, problem-solving abilities.
  • In-depth knowledge of development activities, GLP, GMP regulations.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, writing, coaching skills.

Further Information:

Salary range: $200,000 – $260,000

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, Recludix Pharma also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance and a 401(k) plan + company match.

Recludix Pharma is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.  Recludix Pharma is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at resumes@recludix.com.

To be considered as an applicant, please submit your resume/CV referencing the specific position of interest and position code to resumes@recludix.com. Applicants whose qualifications and experience most closely match the requirements of the position will be reviewed. Candidates will only be contacted for evaluative discussions.