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Formulation Chemist

CK Group
Up to £35,000 per annum
Closing date
19 Feb 2022

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Full Time
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CK Group are recruiting for a Formulation Chemist to join a well established, independently owned pharmaceutical company at their site in Bedford on a permanent basis.

You will be responsible for rapid throughput formulation development of new cosmetic / cosmeceutical products, as well as participating in the formulation development of pharmaceutical medicines and medical devices.

The role as formulation chemist will involve rapid development of novel, wide ranging, innovative formulations from initial design concept through to the final article. This will include aspects such as excipient / packaging choice and compatibility, optimisation of physical characteristics and performing physicochemical stability studies.

Other duties and responsibilities include:
• Creation of bench scale prototype formulations
• Assessing physical stability parameters to determine lead formulations and packaging to be taken forward
• Writing development stability protocols and short development reports, SOPs and protocols
• Involvement with scale-up of potential formulations up to 100 kg pilot scale including the opportunity to support manufacture and filling of clinical trial supplies.
• Troubleshoot / re-formulate existing marketed product.
• Continuous improvement in technical knowledge, company processes, and laboratory equipment capabilities.

To apply for this role, you will need to have the following:
• Formulations development experience, preferably in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics or other skin care products
• A degree in a cosmetic or pharmaceutical science

For more information, or to apply for the position, please contact Sarah Farrow on 0191 3706486 or Entitlement to work in the UK is essential for this role.


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