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Director of Pre-formulation (PDS)


  • Lead the Developability and Formulation Research organization within the PDS department; function as both an operation head as well as a technical lead
  • Provide technical guidance to direct reports in planning, designing and coordinating the execution of protocols for developability assessment/pre-formulation studies/salt and polymorph/preclinical formulations
  • Coordinate with the customer for new projects, preparing technical proposals addressing their needs and drawing up cost estimates for project work
  • Review updates/ reports on ongoing projects to keep customers briefed on progress of projects
  • Work closely with Department head to meet project timelines, departmental goal, and customer requests
  • Plan for technological upgrades of the capabilities of the pre-formulation group by evaluating new technologies/instruments which can bring value to the customers and WuXi
  • Contribute to budgeting process of pre-formulation part and ensure to operate within budget by maximizing efficiencies
  • Hire and retain talents to meet the business needs


  • An accomplished individual with a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry/Physical pharmacy or other related areas
  • Experience and Knowledge:  At least ten years of hands on working experience (after obtaining Ph. D. degree) and at least 5 years of experience in project/team management;
  • Must have a demonstrated record of accomplishments in pre-formulation activities for solid and liquid oral dosage forms including developability assessment to discovery stage compounds.  Formulation experience for other route of administration would be a plus
  • Problem solving ability and adept handling of pre-formulation teams is a must-have quality. Experience of working across cultures would be an added benefit; Good communication skills, especially written and spoken both in Mandarin and English.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures.


Pudong District, Shanghai City

Any applications,pls contact: gitty_wang@wuxiapptec.com; china_recruitment@wuxiapptec.com