Do you have a Masters or PhD in Chemistry, Formulation Science, Pharmaceutical Science or Drug Delivery? Are you looking to embark on a fascinating career that helps develop pioneering new technology? TWO brand-new roles have been created with an innovative Biotechnology company in Guildford, Surrey, which has developed and patented a novel drug delivery carrier. Their technology offers huge possibilities across the life science world, particularly the growing gene therapy / ATMP sector. You will have the opportunity to work on a fast-expanding portfolio of R&D projects, making full use of your scientific expertise.
This is a permanent position, paying a very competitive salary (to discuss on application). You will be based on site in Guildford, working in a modern lab with the support of a knowledgeable, positive team around you.
We are looking for a self-motivated individual who enjoys learning. Your focus will be on injectable dosage form development. There is a second brand-new position as well, which is focused more on oral pharmaceutical formulation. Candidates without a Masters / PhD, but with a BSc degree and some good lab-based experience, will also be considered for these positions.
As a Formulation Scientist, you will use your knowledge and experience of injectable dosage forms to assist with a range of formulation projects, developing novel injectable drug carrier systems for use in gene therapy and pharmaceutical applications. Your duties will include:
Preparing samples, encapsulating them with the company’s silicon-based Biocarrier, then testing the samples for loading, release and stability
Compiling detailed data reports based on weekly protocols and project plans
Use of different equipment including UV, HPLC, KF, GE and Zetasizer, for different formulation and analytical purposes
Managing your own workload to satisfy project requirements
Participating in planning meetings and producing data to support ongoing R&D initiatives
Skills and Experience Required:
The successful candidate will ideally have a higher degree (MSc or PhD) in Chemistry, Formulation Science, Drug Delivery or Pharmaceutical Science. Candidates with a BSc degree will also be considered. Experience gained in a commercial R&D or Pharmaceutical setting would be an advantage but is not essential – it will also be ok if your experience is solely from your studies. You will need to demonstrate a passion for developing injectable formulations, whether you have gained experience of this during your studies or within an R&D / commercial environment.
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, hard-working individual with experience of working in a formulation / analytical lab, using techniques such as HPLC and UV spectroscopy, Karl Fischer, GE and Zetasizer. This is a permanent role in Guildford, Surrey, in which you can be part of something truly pioneering, within an ambitious, growing biotech business.