Powder Characterisation Scientist


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February 28, 2022
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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Jasdeep Panesar
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Formulation Design and Development Scientist

I am currently recruiting for enthusiastic and innovative research scientists to work in formulation design and development. My client offers long term training and development.

The Role:

• To design and undertake high quality scientific experimentation to further the formulation and process development of parenteral dosage forms for novel drug candidates.
• To contribute to the definition of processes for sterile manufacture of clinical supplies and/or commercial drug product.
• To provide technical support to multidisciplinary teams to facilitate and influence the development of quality sterile drug products with particular focus on analysis, characterisation of liquid dosage forms, nanoparticles etc. and resolution of associated technical challenges.
• To independently perform hands-on laboratory experiments using small scale manufacturing technologies, such as aseptic solution compounding, lyophilization and analytical techniques such as HPLC.
• To assess the chemical and physical stability of formulations in collaboration with analytical departments and to identify the root cause of potential stability, manufacturability, and performance issues

The Candidate:

• Degree in pharmaceutical or allied sciences (i.e., first degree in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences or pharmaceutical technology, chemistry, life sciences) or similar.
• A sound, fundamental knowledge of chemistry, in a formulation context is essential. In addition, practical experience in the following is highly desirable – analysis and characterisation of dosage forms, resolution of associated technical challenges, a good understanding of fate of APIs in drug development.
• Demonstrated practical work experience in an operation R&D role in pharmaceutical/drug delivery, e.g., pre-formulation, formulation and/or process development of liquid dosage forms (sterile and/or non-sterile) is a requirement.
• Broad scientific knowledge base and technical ability with formulation, processing, analysis, and characterisation of sterile/non-sterile liquid dosage forms.
• Good awareness/understanding of the requirements for working in a GLP and/or GMP environment, knowledge of drug development and clinical trial processes would be an advantage.

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