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  • Location: Guildford
  • Salary: Very competitive salary depending on experience
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Translational Science, Production
  • Contact: Steve Twinley
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01403 216216
  • Start Date: 2021-10-18
  • Job Ref: V-47043-1
A brand-new role has been created for a Senior Formulation Scientist, with an innovative Biotechnology company in Guildford, Surrey. We are looking for an ambitious, self-motivated individual with a PhD (or at least a Masters) in Chemistry, Formulation Science, Pharmaceutical Science or Drug Delivery, as well as significant experience gained in a commercial environment, based around different Pharmaceutical formulations. Experience with both oral and injectable dosage forms would be a strong advantage.
This is a permanent position, paying a very competitive salary in line with your scientific and leadership experience (likely to be in the "mid 40s" depending on experience). 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 pioneering technology. Your focus will be on designing and executing experimental programmes for the develop and analytical testing of novel technology. As a Senior Scientist, you will be responsible for overseeing projects, delegating work to the team, conducting training, attending management meetings and helping to set the strategy for the Formulation department as the company grows.
The company has developed and patented a novel liposome 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.
The Role:
As a Senior Formulation Scientist, you will use your knowledge and experience of different dosage forms to assist with a range of formulation projects, developing novel injectable and oral 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 PhD in Chemistry, Formulation Science, Drug Delivery or Pharmaceutical Science. Candidates with a MSc degree will also be considered, if you have significant experience. Experience gained in a commercial R&D or Pharmaceutical setting is essential. You will need to demonstrate a passion for developing pharmaceutical formulations.
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.