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Research and Development Manager


Lagos, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen is mandated by one of its clients in the Pharmaceutical/FMCG industry to recruit a Research and Development Manager. The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria.


    Works with Research & Development Team to ensure turn-around times on analysis are met. Keeps abreast and implement current trends, practices, developments, and regulatory changes, which would impact products.


    • Monitor the generic development and formulation transfer activities, while ensuring full compliance with GMP best practices, the Group global standards and Regulatory Authorities requirements.
    • Assume responsibility for the whole research and development process starting from product concept, preparing prototype sample, laboratory testing, and final approval to invest in the developed product.
    • Assess the requirements for new products based on the market needs in collaboration with Sales department and selected customers samples.
    • Supervise the team in the development of new products and executing improvement on existing products.
    • Improve our product range and keep the product range updated with the new trends in technology phasing out obsolete products.
    • Harmonize concerned departments to update the product range with the developed product, e.g. Sales to promote the product, Design and Engineering for drawings and specifications, Materials Department for sourcing suppliers and procurement, etc.
    • Perform complete review, verification, and validation for new products to ensure conformity to requirement and fitness for use.
    • Assess and develop the requirements for new products based on the market needs in collaboration with sales department in line with selected customers’ sample.
    • Assist in updating the company catalogues and brochures.
    • Submit periodical reports to management showing the status of research and development progress.
    • Ensure that products are transferred to local production, validate/approve all documentation generated , formulation transfers as well as acting as lead Quality representative for Regulatory inspections for release of Investigative Medicinal Products (i.e. Pre-Approval Inspections, Bioequivalence inspections).

Desired Skills and Experience

    A Bachelor degree in pharmacy or related discipline.

    Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

    Must be a seasoned chartered chemist and/or qualified industrial pharmacist.

    Minimum of 8 years’ cognate experience in pharmaceuticals.

    Proven experience in galenic formulation and technical transfer from development to final approval and regulatory inspections.

    Excellent Prioritizing, time management and organizational skills.

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good presentation and report writing skills.

    Advanced computer skills on MS Office and other related packages.

We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.



Job Seniority


Job Category

Business Development

Employment Type

Full time


5 - 10 years



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