Senior Formulation Scientist

Location
Kent
Salary
Experience Dependant
Posted
12 Jun 2018
Closes
10 Jul 2018
Ref
J5230
Contact
William Blohm
Sector
Formulation
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JOB PURPOSE

- Provide technical support to the early stage development of new drug products
- Developing and guiding formulation development that meets specific clinical and regulatory requirements
- To assist the team leader in managing formulation development projects and in mentoring junior team members

Key Responsibilities

- Championing new product development from innovation through to implementation by:

oPerforming physical and chemical characterisation of drug products
oAssessing the performance of excipients and formulations

- Involvement in outsourced formulation projects; potentially managing contract organisations
- Compilation of various supporting documents-specifications, stability protocols, product development reports, manufacturing records
- May provide supervision to junior team members
- Design and execute development protocols and reports
- Record all experimental outcomes to a high GLP or GMP standard
- To keep abreast of new technologies and developments in formulation and advise on how they could be introduced into the department
- Up to date knowledge of GMP, regulatory guidelines and USP/EP Chapters
- Where applicable, ensure laboratory equipment is calibrated and serviced in accordance with company protocols prior to use
- To promote effective team working
- Carries out work in a way that will not adversely affect their own, or others', health, safety and security

Requirements

- Higher level scientific based degree and at least 3 years relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry

Experience:

- Experience in a pharmaceutical, laboratory based role with broad practice in developing a range of formulations

Skills:

- Working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel
- A high standard of numeracy skills
- Motivation to investigate and solve problems
- Ability to convey technical information in the form of a written report or presentation
- Excellent attention to detail to be able to record and interpret data accurately

Attributes and Behaviours:

- Ability to use initiative for independent work
- Able to work as part of a cross functional team
- Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
- Communicates effectively including sharing ideas and information
- Assists colleagues as and when required
- Demonstrates a systematic and logical approach to tasks

2.KEY ATTRIBUTES/SKILLS/EDUCATION DESIRABLE

- An understanding of pre-clinical and clinical study designs and interpretation of clinical data

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