Senior Formulation Scientist - Topical - Oral -Surrey-£30k-£35k

Surrey, United Kingdom
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Oct 16, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist

Senior Formulation Scientist - Topical - Oral -Surrey-£30k-£35k - Solid Dose - Liquid Dose - Parenteral - Creams - Ointment - Dermal

A growing specialist pharmaceuticals company requires a Senior Formulation Scientist. You will be providing technical expertise for the design and development of topical formulations. You will be educated to degree level in a scientific field with significant experience in the formulation of topical, oral solutions or liquid dose products.


*To work with senior scientific staff to establish formulation strategies for topical drug products and to oversee the implementation of those strategies in company laboratories
*To lead formulation activities, from API characterisation and pre-formulation through compatibility and stability testing in line with study plans and testing protocols
*To propose formulation optimisation strategies based on evaluation and interpretation of stability and performance testing data
*To technically review client proposals and proposal amendments
*To keep up to date on topical formulation and pharmaceutics via all appropriate means including review of scientific literature and patents on a regular basis
*To support the Senior Director of Formulation Development and the Study Directors with client meetings as a Technical Expert.
*To contribute to the scientific report writing process in collaboration with the Study Directors and other departments.
*To assist the Senior Director of Formulation Development in strategic decisions for both the Formulation Research and Development team and have a global understanding of projects throughout the development process.
*To ensure all projects conducted under your direction are completed in accordance with the study plan, in the agreed timelines and in compliance with company QMS.
*To adhere to company H&S policy and COSHH regulations at all times and to ensure the safety of others in any procedures or tasks performed
*To mentor and provide training to Junior Scientists as appropriate.
*Alone or with others, make recommendations for continuous improvement both within your direct area of responsibility and as part of cross-functional process review
*Assist in the establishment and reporting of KPIs to Senior Management
*To perform any other tasks at the request of management

Experience & Education

oExperience preference - Topical > parenteral > oral solutions > Liquid filed capsules > solid dosage form
oSome industrial experience with PhD
oSignificant experience with Masters/ BSc

oDesirable :
Familiarisation and understanding of preformulation and characterisation techniques like - rheology, particle size, differential scanning calorimetry, microscopy, etc
Evidence of running multiple projects
Report writing - Product development report

oGood to have:
Understanding of analytical techniques