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Formulation Scientist

Ref: 77795

  • 35,000-45,000
  • 30 Aug 2022
  • Tipperary
  • Permanent

Formulation Scientist

About the Company

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing Pharma start up, supporting the Formulation of new drugs. This client is seeing multiple new drug formulation projects coming in from it's international clients and new requires an experienced Formulation Scientist to bolster it's team.

About the Position

In this role you will be responsible for drug product formulation development projects for new chemical entities in support of (pre)clinical studies and stability studies. Formulations can be either granules, capsules, tablets, solutions, etc. Main tasks include project preparation, execution and reporting.
You will also be responsible for process optimisation & upscaling and will ultimately transfer the developed products to the client's GMP production area. You work closely together with the Lab Operators and you align with Project Management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proficient in carrying out all necessary formulation development (pre-formulation studies, laboratory scale studies, optimisation experiments) of different dosage forms, primarily OSD.
  • Hands-on experience in handling equipment employed in formulation development lab
  • Execute all lab activities in a safe and reliable manner in line with Pharmaceutical GLP/GMP and/or internal guidelines
  • Document all work as required by cGMPs on a timely basis
  • Write up trial batch records as required
  • Assist with all development activities as required
  • Patent literature survey and database search
  • Preparation of standard operating procedures


  • Master's degree or higher in pharmaceutical sciences/technology discipline
  • Minimum of 2+ years' experience in a pharmaceutical research and manufacturing environment
  • Solid state characterisation for oral dosage forms (SEM, Rheometer, etc.)
  • Basic analytical skills (UV & HPLC)
  • Competent in wet granulation, the use of fluid bed dryers, extrusion-spheroidisation and/or fluid bed (Wurster) coating processes and scale-up of these processes
  • Competent in formulation development techniques and interpretation of results
  • Transfer of scale-up process into production

Remuneration Package

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
For more information on the role or any other Engineering or Life Sciences roles call Nigel on 087 3618142 or email me or click the apply button below.
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