Senior Formulation Scientist

Senior Formulation Scientist

Job Title: Senior Formulation Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Guildford
Salary: £35000 per annum, Benefits: Dependent on Experience
Start Date: 2018-02-15
Reference: 15775 MF
Contact Name: Megan French
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 15, 2018 16:19

Job Description

A brand new role has been created for experienced Formulation Scientist to join an innovative Biotech company who are opening a new production facility in Dunsfold, near Cranleigh in Surrey. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, hard-working individual with experience of GLP, analytical techniques such as HPLC and UV spectroscopy, as well as some experience working with developing topical formulations and surface linking of molecules to carrier systems. This is an ideal position if you feel you want to push your career to the next level and undertake broader responsibilities and autonomy. Candidates will be considered with more and less experience, at both the ends of the scale between £35,000 and £45,000 salaries.

Company Description
You will join an exciting and innovative business who have developed and patented a novel drug delivery carrier. They can load it with a range of ingredients, ranging from DNA to vitamins and proteins. They are also able to alter the design of their carrier to be polypharmaceutical, allowing several different methods for administration and timed release. This means the carrier can be used across the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and animal health sectors. The company is headquartered in Guildford, Surrey, England and is now opening a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Dunsfold Park near Cranleigh. The facility will be manufacturing different versions of the carrier for cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.

Working within a small team, the Formulation Scientist based in Guildford may also have to travel to the company’s premises in Dunsfold Park. Dunsfold is not commutable by public transport, so use of your own vehicle is essential. Guildford and Dunsfold are within easy commuting distance of Horsham, Guildford and Crawley.

The Opportunity
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Analysis and data interpretation
  • Working with molecule linking with carrier systems
  • Execute experimental protocols
  • Formulation development for a variety of new health products
  • Upstream processing
  • Using Franz Cells and atomic absorption techniques

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, and ambitious individual to widen their career prospects and gain experience working with a fascinating and expanding company.


  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Science or Chemistry
  • Familiarity of GLP
  • Commercial or academic experience working with surface linking molecules
  • Experience developing new formulation methods
  • Experience with nutraceuticals

Full details will be provided on application.