Formulation Research Scientist/Engineer

FreeThink Technologies, Inc., The Thinking CRO, is a rapidly growing company and the world leader in the science and technology of stability. FreeThink conducts laboratory studies for international clients in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and consumer products industries and also develops its own new technologies. Our scientists work in a fast-paced environment on a wide variety of projects including mechanistic and scientific investigations; development of stability-indicating methods; rapid shelf-life determinations based on our ASAPprime® software; complex formulation development; and creative problem solving often involving formulation and packaging development. We are seeking a full-time Formulation Research Scientist/Engineer to work in our laboratories in Branford, Connecticut.


  • With supervision, developing and characterizing both liquid and solid formulations for client companies
  • Assisting in the development of new, proprietary drug delivery and other technologies
  • Compiling, analyzing and documenting experimental data with available spreadsheet, presentation, and statistical analysis programs
  • Maintaining development equipment, including setup, operation, disassembly, cleaning, calibration, and training


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemical engineering, materials science, industrial pharmacy or related scientific field
  • Experience in a research laboratory environment and desire to continue in a laboratory focused role
  • Good laboratory notebook documentation skills
  • Ability to work well in teams of diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Authorization to work in the United States on a permanent basis for any employer without the need for sponsorship


  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, scientific writing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or related industry, particularly with dosage form development and manufacturing
  • Experience with design, execution, and analysis of statistical Design of Experiments


  • Compensation package commensurate with experience/qualifications
  • Company-sponsored health and dental plans
  • Matching 401K savings plan
  • Beautiful and convenient coastal Connecticut location near New Haven

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FreeThink is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, disability status or age.