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Principal Scientist – Scientific Integrator

Entrust Resource Solutions
Antwerp, Belgium
Competitive Salary
Closing date
19 Nov 2021

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We are supporting a global pharmaceutical company bringing innovation and fundamental changes to the way diseases are managed, interpreted and prevented. We are recruiting for a Principal Scientist - Scientific Integrator to act as the representative for pharmaceutical product development and supply, and a Principal Scientist - analytical integrator within chemical and pharmaceutical development supply, encompassing all analytical aspects from late discovery to commercialisation. This individual will be the single point of contact on CMC new product development teams. We are looking for an individual with a solid scientific background and personal skills to be the face and voice of the team.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • This role will be focused on defining the Drug Product development strategy across all clinical phases including Life Cycle Management, through in depth understanding of the compound properties and TPP (Target Product Profile), aligned with PPDS functions, CMC team and CDT (Compound Development Team) who sets the overall compound strategy.
  • Driving the project advancement in partnership with PPDS functions, CMC lead, CDT functions (preclinical and clinical) and the commercial organization while ensuring scientific standards are met
  • Delivering clinical and commercial robust formulations and manufacturing processes, meeting manufacturing performance, cost needs, in line with QbD principles
  • Representing PPDS as core member of the CMC team, with key interactions with API and analytical integrators, supply chain, Quality Assurance, CMC Regulatory Affairs and external consultants and vendors.   
  • Co-leading the BioPharm team, composed of CMC functions, clinical, preclinical, regulatory, non-clinical safety and/or other relevant functions to ensure correct formulation selection in view of the required PK profile, to determine bridging strategies, to define clinically relevant controls and ultimately accurate specifications.
  •  Responsible to have a full product and process technical/scientific understanding.
  •  Responsible for and driving the Governance Review for the assigned projects.
  •  Managing the DP risk register and defining mitigation plans and ensuring rapid identification and resolution of problems
  •  Coaches other Scientific Integrators in their projects
  •  Leads and contributes to business/work process improvement initiatives

Qualifications & Experience:

  • You have a Master’s Degree or PhD in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a related field with five to ten (5 - 10) years of experience or the equivalent training/experience
  • You have competencies and experience in Drug Product development within the pharmaceutical industry. You demonstrate a high level of technical understanding.
  • You have experience in scale up of manufacturing processes and technical transfer of projects into commercial manufacturing.
  •  Drug Product development experience that has a span early through late is helpful.
  • You can demonstrate leadership in providing integration of activities and delivering information across multifunctional groups and sites.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt effectively to rapidly changing project strategies
  • You can make difficult decisions in a timely fashion along with excellent follow through and organizational skills to assure team and organizational alignment
  • You can influence partners without line authority
  • You have excellent communication skills, oral and written, as well as conflict management and negotiation skills
  • This position is based in Beerse, Belgium and may require up to 15% international and domestic travel.

Our offer:

  • An exciting position in an international and dynamic environment with continuous learning and growth opportunities
  • Working on a site that harbours all aspects of the drug discovery process, located close to the vibrant city of Antwerp.
  • A competitive salary, on-site sport accommodations, health/energy programs and other benefits for you and your family.
  • An inclusive team environment where diversity and different opinions are respected and valued, and the importance of a good work-life balance is recognized.
  • Flexi-on site working


Entrust Resource Solutions (ERS) is a resourcing group comprising of three like-minded consultancies operating within the life sciences, healthcare and technology industries Globally. – Entrust People Ltd – Horton International UK Ltd – SCI Search and Selection Ltd

Finding the best talent in the market is critical to the growth and ongoing improvement of every business. We help our clients navigate talent demands from bench to board with our tailored search and resourcing solutions. With our in-house knowledge of the life sciences industry, we have developed a consultative, proactive and creative recruitment solution for our clients across the UK, Europe & US. We tailor our strategy to best suit the needs of each individual client, working with them to understand their current and future growth plans. 

We specialise in the following disciplines across UK wide Life Science / scientific sectors :-

  • Research and Development - Analytical Chemistry, Toxicology, Drug Discovery, Formulation, Process Chemistry, Quality, Validation, Project Management, Synthetic / Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Development - Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Medical Quality, Data Management, Regulatory Affairs, Safety, Bio Statistics
  • Technical Support - Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, GMP Operations
  • Commercial - Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, GMP Ops

Our talented team of scientists and life science experts have a wealth of experience across the UK and European markets. From our three offices across the UK, we service roles from bench to board, supporting your full hiring needs, including executive search, permanent and contingent talent planning.

We manage the full hiring process, reliably and comprehensively, until a successful placement is made. We offer our clients a first-class service, from understanding your current and future hiring plans and comprehensive candidate searches, to timely and relevant CVs for interview consideration and offer negotiation, all with regular communication on our progress.

For candidates, we offer an unparalleled understanding of their industry and intended career progression, enabling us to secure the best fitting roles available in the industry.

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Phone : 01224 907990 / 01606 818290




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01224 907990 / 01606 818290
Head Office
River Court
5 West Victoria Dock Road
DD1 13JT
United Kingdom
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