Pharmaceutical Technologist

Barnstaple, Devon (GB)
£26k – £38k + bonus + significant benefits
12 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Pharmaceutical Technologist, Barnstaple

Role: Full-time, permanent

Location: Barnstaple, Devon

Salary: £26k – £38k + bonus + significant benefits

The Role:

We’re seeking a methodical yet creative Pharmaceutical Technologist to support the continued development of our existing generics portfolio and facilitate the transfer of new solid oral dose products between our manufacturing sites, in accordance with industry and company regulations (e.g. SOPs, GxP and cGCLP) – this will include working on all scales of manufacture, from bench scale through to pilot projects and commercial scale-up. Working in a small technical team, you’ll support our Operations department to help make our products more available, cost-effective and safe to handle. You’ll attend site Operations and Quality meetings and analyse product data to identify opportunities for product improvements (e.g. deviations, market trends, manufacturing challenges).  You will apply creative approaches, apply learnings from across the portfolio and build the business case for further development work. As a result, you’ll use our pilot scale manufacturing equipment to perform trials, apply scientific techniques to support process scale-up, complete technical reports to provide supporting data for any licence applications and disseminate any findings to relevant parties across the business. In addition, you may be asked to conduct process investigations, present technical information during internal audits or travel to other sites to participate in larger projects.

This is a broad role, giving lots of variety and exciting opportunities for development.

The Person:

With hands-on experience in a similar testing or manufacturing role in a highly regulated environment (e.g. food, pharma, fine chemical), you’ll have some knowledge of the basic principles of tablet/capsule manufacturing, processing and testing and an awareness of relevant regulatory guidelines. Ideally, you’ll have some experience of product transfer, preparing regulatory application files, and working with low dose, high potency products. A degree-level qualification in a science or engineering subject would be beneficial, however we’re also keen to hear from individuals with a technical manufacturing/engineering, QA/QC or Pharma Tech background with a keenness to learn. Experience writing technical documents would be beneficial. With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you can relate to people of all backgrounds and levels, and enjoy working collaboratively. Naturally inquisitive, you apply knowledge to solve problems in a creative yet methodical manner, and your good numeracy skills mean analysing data and presenting findings in a clear and concise manner doesn’t faze you. You’re brave enough to try something new, but resilient to drive things forward if they don’t quite go to plan. Well organised with experience of project management, you’re happy working to targets and adaptable to changing priorities. Good IT skills (including intermediate Excel and Word skills), a keen eye for detail and a flexibility to work outside normal work hours (if required) are essential.

The Rewards:

In return, we offer a competitive salary package (with bonus scheme), a generous pension scheme and 27 days’ holiday per year. We also offer a range of other benefits to support our team, including childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, subsidised restaurant facilities and healthcare options. Not to mention the opportunity to be part of a progressive and expanding business with increasing global reach, and the support of ongoing training and development.

How to Apply:

If you possess the experience, passion and ability to make this role a success then we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV with covering letter to by 29th June or for further details you can contact Hattie via email on hattie_booth [at]

A Bit About Us:

Accord Healthcare is one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK and Ireland, involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of medicines to over 70 countries around the world. Recognised as a ‘Partner of Choice’ across the industry for our quality and customer service, our core aim is to support patients to receive the medicines they need, when they need them. With an ambition to become a top 5 pan-EMEA generics company by 2020, we’re looking for the best and brightest technical minds and forward-thinking business professionals. Keeping our people at the heart of all we do, we offer rewarding opportunities for those looking for continued personal and professional growth, investing in training and development tailored to each individual’s focus. So, if you’re looking for an inclusive company to take your career to the next level, you’re certainly in the right place.