Formulation Development Scientist


Formulation Development Scientist

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Ref No: HRJOB9808

Business Unit: Pharma Services

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

Open To: Internal and external candidates

The Role

Working as part of the Pharma Services team based in our Charnwood site in Loughborough, you will be responsible for the development of all aspects of processes used in the manufacture of new and existing drug products.

Directly involved in the formulation and process development of medicinal products, you will operate a range of equipment, collect information and maintain accurate documentation. Practical problem solving and effective communication with team members across departments will be key, along with critical interpretation of experimental data.

As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group. Please note - We are recruiting for current and future roles within the team.

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a related Scientific/Technical discipline
  • Significant experience in formulation development of solid oral dosage forms, with knowledge of some of the following processes:
    • Wet granulation
    • Dry Granulation
    • Fluid Bed Coating/Drying
    • Encapsulation
    • Tableting and Tablet Coating
  • Previous experience of optimising manufacturing processes
  • Excellent working knowledge of cGMP clinical manufacture, to enable formulation and development of drug products from laboratory scale through pilot scale and on into production phase 1 to 3 to ensure competent technology transfer of drug products
  • Experience in completing manufacturing documentation in accordance with GMP

Desirable Criteria

(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Previous experience within a technical role in the pharmaceutical industry to include;
    • Controlled release
    • Statistical experimental design
    • QbD experience – risk assessment; FMEA
    • Regulatory submissions


For the successful candidate, we offer an attractive benefits package which includes a competitive salary, annual bonus, employer pension contributions, 34 days paid annual leave, healthcare benefits and much more.

To Apply: Apply online by selecting “Apply now” below

Closing Date: 5 July 2024 at 1700 hours

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



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