Scientist (Pharmaceutical)

Empower is a dynamic and fast growing FDA registered 503A Compounding Pharmacy and 503B Outsourcing Facility based in Houston, Texas. We take immense pride in providing our patients with a broad list of health and wellness products to improve their quality of life. Empower is focused on delivering the finest quality healthcare products at competitive prices by disrupting the antiquated pharmaceutical model. We believe in providing world class customer service and delivery processes to our patients, while ensuring their safety through investing in our people and the latest technologies.

Our leadership understands that the basis of a great company is our people. Our diverse culture is akin to a fast-paced Silicon Valley startup and is the foundation for the company’s broader perspective, to serve the needs of our patients through innovation. Empower is in search of bright, self-motivated professionals who are focused, open-minded, and hard-working. This is your opportunity to be part of a company and culture that will appreciate and leverage your unique talents to make a difference in the lives of our patients.

Position Summary  

Plan, execute and troubleshoot technical issues with the freeze dryers and the automated cycles associated with lyophilization.


  • Experience in Formulation of pharmaceutical product and lyophilization cycle optimization.
  • Designed and performed product characterization/optimization experiments to identify critical process parameters.
  • Provide technical assistance with lyophilization process development /optimization.
  • Provide technical procedure/direction to ensure product development success.
  • Accountable for ensuring cGMPs compliance of manufacturing operations to include operating procedures specifically to the operation of the freeze dryers and building utility systems.
  • Lead, plan, manage, and coordinate activities necessary to provide lyophilization support to the sterile operations.
  • Evaluate production efficiencies, variances, and procedures within manufacturing on a continuous basis for process improvement.
  • Ensure all production operations and equipment within manufacturing are controlled, validated, and in regulatory compliance and appropriate SOP’s and batch record documents exist and are followed and reviewed regularly.
  • Ensure batch documentation associated with the lyophilization is of appropriate quality and delivered in a timely fashion.
  • Support investigation into deviations and identification and implementation of corrective actions. Comply with all job-related safety and other training requirements.
  • Continuously audit/monitor documentation to detect undesirable trends or opportunities for improvements related to quality and/or efficiency.

Knowledge & Skills 
  • Experience in Formulation of pharmaceutical product and lyophilization cycle optimization. 

 Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc. 

  • B.S. in a physical or biological science or production related discipline, plus 5-7 years relevant experience. 
  • Experience in parenteral formulation development is required.


  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Prescription Services
  • 401(k) with company matching 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Potential for career growth within an expanding team and organization
  • Sundays Off 

Position Type: Full Time Exempt 

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