Formulation scientist

Location: Morpeth  |  Northumberland  |  England
Sector: Life Sciences
Consultant: Life Sciences Team
Job Reference: CC -HQ1017
Salary: £33000 - £38000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Job Title: Formulator

Purpose of role:

  • Primary technical contact for client communication.
  • Execute projects to support formulation development, tech transfer, scientific data analysis, registration batches or clinical trials manufacture.
  • Maintain systems and facilities in a cGMP status and manufacture supplies in a compliant manner.
  • Generate data and reports to support product development, validation or registration in a compliant manner.
  • Secondary SME for regulatory and customer audits as well as technical meetings on clinical trials, formulation or tech transfer manufacturing.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Preferably a degree in: Pharmacy or Chemistry, Ph.D desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The following traits are strongly desired:
  • Results oriented,
  • Driven and accountable,
  • Collaborative and transparent,
  • Strong hands-on, “roll up your sleeves” orientation,
  • Ability to think strategically and execute on strategy,
  • Ability to foster teamwork

Essential Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in preferably in formulations development or processing pharmaceutical products,  
  • Experience in development of generics products and QbD principles is desirable.

Key Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate with Project management in the execution of development projects.
  • Co-ordinate with Production groups for the introduction of new products.
  • Maintain the department facilities, records, equipment and procedures in line with GMP.
  • To develop skills and knowledge relevant to the operations.
  • Maintain the departmental compliance to GMP and procedures for operation of rooms and equipment, record keeping and reports.
  • To conduct experiments which increase the company understanding of products it manufactures or intends to manufacture.
  • Responsible to ensure that R&D activities comply with QMS and EHS requirements. Managing and protecting R&D assets as intellectual property. Budgeting and managing expenses
  • Develops strong, collaborative relationships with other departments/groups and fosters an environment of knowledge sharing.
  • Keeps up to date with current trends and advances in Pharmaceutical sciences for oral dosage forms.