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Formulation Scientist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 12/02/2018
  • Job reference: J381497A

Formulation Scientist

Responsible for formulation development of both Generic and New Drug Product development through:

  • Assisting with all R&D and Operations related formulation development activities ensuring strict adherence project plans.
  • Performing all activities required to ensure that all project milestones are delivered according to agreed timelines.
  • Applying a thorough knowledge of pharmaceutics to the development of drug products and the interpretation of in-vitro data to predict in-vivo performance.
  • Interpretation of in-vivo data for the purposes of further formulation development.
  • Carrying out pre-formulation and formulation development trials on high potency molecules where required.
  • Communication of project data through presentations at internal meetings and through formulation development reports.
  • Provision of guidance and lead pivotal scale cGMP exhibit batch manufacture based upon a sound knowledge of site and departmental SOPs, and an understanding of ICH/FDA/EMEA requirements as they relate to formulation and process development activities.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of formulations and process development disciplines through research and scientific literature.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified to a minimum of honours degree level in Pharmaceutical science or related discipline.
  • At least five years' experience working in a formulation development, process development, manufacturing or related technical environment.
  • Pre-formulation experience, including drug characterisation and ingredients selection.
  • Formulation studies, considering such factors as particle size, polymorphism, pH and solubility, as all can influence bioavailability and drug activity.
  • Process optimisation and scale up experience are essential
  • Analytical/ laboratory experience would be advantageous.
  • Have demonstrated effective research skills, including the critical review of the scientific literature.
  • Knowledge of all drug product manufacturing processes is essential.
  • Fill Finish and Dry Powder Inhalation (DPI) experience is advantageous.

For More information on this or similar position please contact Kathryn on 016455244 or email

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