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  • Location: Guildford
  • Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 25 days ago

  • Sector: Translational Science
  • Contact: James Hume
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01403 216216
  • Start Date: 2021-09-28
  • Job Ref: V-47043

An innovative Biotechnology company in Guildford, Surrey, which has developed and patented a novel drug delivery carrier.  Are seeking aSenior Formulation Scientist to join their technology further as they move into new sectors including Gene Therapies. 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 working in a focused and innovative environment with the aim to develop this pioneering technology.  Your focus will be on designing and executing experimental programmes for the develop and analytical testing of novel technology.

The Role:

As a Senior Formulation Scientist, you will use your knowledge and experience of drug development dosage forms to drive and deliver a range of formulation projects, developing novel drug carrier systems for use in gene therapy and pharmaceutical applications. Your duties will include:

  • Leading the design and execution of experimental programmes.

  • Mentoring more junior members of staff as an expert, directing day to day activities and troubleshooting.

  • Analysing results from experiments to direct the path of programmes and present to colleagues.

  • Overseeing the 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 company 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.