FreeThink is seeking an Associate Director to lead its Engineering and Formulation Sciences group in Branford, CT.


  • Leading customer formulation development projects (primarily pharmaceutical) and interfacing with clients as a key FreeThink contact
  • Providing technical and business feasibility assessments for proposed technologies
  • Leading development of new technologies using both internal and external resources
  • Managing a group of scientists and engineers including experimental oversight and career development
  • Recommending new capabilities and instrumentation


  • Ph.D. in chemical engineering, pharmaceutical science, chemistry, or a related scientific discipline
  • Experience in pharmaceutical or aligned industry of at least 8 years
  • Evidence of leading formulation projects to completion
  • Experience assessing and developing new technologies in the pharmaceutical field
  • Supervisory experience leading a group of scientists/engineers
  • Evidence of excellent scientific writing and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to interface successfully across the organization and with external partners
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis for any employer without the need for sponsorship


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