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  • Location: Guildford
  • Salary: Very competitive salary + benefits
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: Translational Science, Production
  • Contact: Steve Twinley
  • Contact Email: steve.twinley@nextphaserecruitment.com
  • Contact Phone: 01403 216216
  • Start Date: 2021-09-26
  • Job Ref: V-47040

Do you have a Masters or PhD in Formulation Science, Chemistry, Drug Delivery or Pharmaceutical Science? Have you learned about a variety of oral Pharmaceutical dosage forms (solid or liquid) during your studies? 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 oral dosage form development. There is a second brand-new position as well, which is focused more on injectable 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.

The Role:

As a Formulation Scientist, you will use your knowledge and experience of oral dosage forms to assist with a range of formulation projects, developing novel oral 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 oral formulations (whether solid, such as tablets, capsules, powders, granules etc, or liquid dose, such as syrups, ampoules, dispersions, semi-solids, softgels etc), 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.