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UK ~ Reading

Senior Formulation Scientist

Company Overview

Our growing and successful business comprises of over 900 talented individuals globally, in an environment where everybody counts and is instrumental to our success.  With state-of-the-art manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA, we deliver a full range of drug development solutions around the globe saving our clients both time and money.

People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development world, specialising in delivering innovative solutions that integrate formulation development, real time GMP manufacturing and clinical testing. We pride ourselves on the quality of our services and our engaged culture. We are passionate about helping our customers get new medicines to market.

The Role

Due to business growth, Quotient Sciences have an excellent career opportunity for a Senior Formulation Scientist at the site in Reading.

The Senior Formulation Scientist is fundamental to the success of the business. This is an exciting and varied role offering you the chance to get involved with formulation development aspects of the development programs for a range of dosage forms; predominantly ‘solid oral dose’, tablets, capsules, as well as; liquids, intravenous solutions etc.  Formulation development work will also include pre-formulation, technology transfer, scale up and manufacture of investigational medicinal products and/or generic products.  

You will ensure smooth transfer of projects from development to the manufacturing operations group including provision of batch records. Responsibilities may include writing and reviewing development protocols, reports and lab write-ups and client updates. You will manage client interaction from initiation of projects to ensure customer satisfaction with pharmaceutical sciences activities. Line management of development team members may also be required. 

If you would like to join an expanding and dynamic drug development business and make a difference by formulating innovative new drugs, then this is the role for you.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar Senior Formulation Scientist role in the pharmaceutical industry. You will have considerable experience in product development and as a project lead in a customer-facing role. You will be confident in formulating solid and liquid oral dosage forms and be an excellent team player.

Other experience/ qualifications required:

  • Degree level qualification in pharmacy , pharmaceutical sciences or chemistry related discipline
  • Several years of experience in product development (formulation) and clinical manufacture.
  • Experience in developing poorly soluble molecules using different techniques.
  • Ability to lead complex development programmes independently.
  • Excellent MHRA, EMA and FDA compliance knowledge.
  • Relevant experience as a project lead and in customer facing role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • cGMP experience is essential

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK at the time of being offered employment.

Company Benefits: 

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business.