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Job Title
Formulation Scientist
Bachelor’s Degree
Glasgow, UK – Glasgow, LKS G20 0XA UK (Primary)
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Date Needed By
Job Type
Scientific Full Time
Travel Required
0 – 10%
Job Description


We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Formulation Scientist to join our team here in Glasgow and become part of a growing Global organisation. In this role you will primarily be involved in pre-formulation, formulation and process development activities of sterile dosage forms.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Delivery of formulation design and development activities of sterile dosage forms utilising your technical expertise at all stages of projects
  • Using lyophilisation and analytical equipment (particle sizing, DSC, microscopy etc.), is preferred
  • Formulation of both small molecules and biologics
  • Ensuring that relevant quality and regulatory standards are adhered to
  • Attend project planning meetings as required Liaise with production to pass on information and methods
  • Write protocols for assigned projects
  • Carry out assigned projects to defined timelines
  • Complete reports to defined and agreed timelines
  • Ensure general lab area and consumables duties are performed to agreed timelines
  • Maintain a level of technical ability required to carry out the responsibilities of a Formulation Scientist


  • Provide input to, or write, monthly customer status reports on project work
  • Complete time-sheets in a timely fashion

Safety and compliance

  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of relevant regulatory requirements for GLP, department SOPs and company safety and environmental policies
  • Follow GLP, SOP, safety and hazardous waste rules on a regular and consistent basis
  • Address areas of non-compliance as appropriate
  • Maintain technical notebooks ensuring completeness and timely signatures


  • Provide input to technical agreements as required
  • Attend customer meetings on and off site as required
  • Write project reports
  • Assist with customer audits relating to own project issues covering R&D labs


  • Maintain GMP awareness and compliance where required
  • Write and have input to R&D department SOPs covering lab procedures and equipment


  • Report instrument faults to the engineer or appropriate person
  • Identify equipment requirements and purchases
  • Identify consumables purchases
  • Assist with regulatory audits covering R&D lab areas
  • Responsible for laboratory Health and Safety

If you have the relevant skills and expertise we would love to hear from you and look forward to receiving your application.  Please also provide a covering letter outlining your availability and salary expectations by no later than Friday 13th November 2015.  Should you have any questions please 

# of Hires Needed
Job Requirements
  • Educated to at least Degree level, or equivalent with significant industry experience in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, or related field.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical drug product formulation, pre-formulation and/or process development essential
  • Understanding of GMP requirements
  • Working knowledge of parenteral and non-parenteral formulations desirable
  • Hands on experience in pre-formulation work including measuring physical properties (e.g. pKa, partition coefficients, pH-solubility profiles, etc), selecting suitable excipients etc
  • Hands on working experience in solubilising excipient selection
  • Knowledge/experience in lyophilisation cycle optimisation/development
  • Specific experience with lyophilisation and analytical equipment (particle sizing, DSC, microscopy etc.), is preferred Excellent oral and written communication skills essential
  • Experience in the formulation of both small molecules and biologics is also preferred Excellent organizational skills essential
  • Driven, motivated and ability to perform well under pressure essential
  • High sense of urgency and a positive, proactive approach essential
Requisition Code
Relocation Offered
Shift Type

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