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Senior Formulation Scientist

Alnwick NE66, UK Req #26
13 June 2024
Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we help biotech and pharma customers save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients.

As a growing and successful business, we employ more than 1,300 talented individuals globally, located at state-of-the-art development, manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA.

Science, Agility and Culture are the core components that define Quotient Sciences, enabling us to do what we do in the way that we do it. People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development community that’s focused on innovation and are driven by an unswerving belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast. 

The Role

Due to business growth, we have an exciting career opportunity available for a Senior Formulation Scientist at our site in Alnwick

Quotient Sciences’ formulation teams have vast experience across an array of drug product formats for administration via different routes to include oral, intravenous, sub-cutaneous nasal and sub-linqual.  Correspondingly, the range of product types include solubility- or permeability-enhancing dosage forms, gels, ointments and creams.

The role as Senior Formulation Scientist will be to lead pre-clinical and stand along formulation programmes requiring specialist formulation knowledge including the preparation of associated protocols and reports. You will also write and review experimental protocols and reports.

 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead the development and manufacture of various formulation programmes.
  • Contribute to the preparation and completion of documentation for development and clinical products such as technical batch records, lab write ups and formulation development reports.
  • Manage and maintain the formulation development laboratory.
  • Record work in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements, internal policies/procedures and where appropriate, client’s requirements.
  • Ensuring smooth transition of projects from development to GMP operations.
  • Work with due regards to health and safety of self and others.
  • Work flexibly across the site to meet business needs.
  • Line manage a small team of manufacturing scientists.
  • Act as technical lead (in a client-facing role, if required) on specified projects
  • Liaise with the manufacturing team as technical advisor on developed formulations
  • Work with due regard to health and safety of self and others

 

The Candidate

The successful candidate will possess the minimum of a degree level science qualification in pharmaceutical sciences or related discipline.  Previous formulation development or relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry is required for this role.

Other Skills And Experience Required

  • Two to three years’ experience in the development of clinical formulations such as but not limited to; sterile manufacture, mRNA in Lipid nanoparticles and Drug in Capsule.
  • Experience of working within a regulated environment for drug development.
  • Good written/oral communication skills and flexible approach to new work challenges. 
  • IT literate and able to use Microsoft office.
  • Knowledge of working in the GMP regulated facility/manner and understanding of the drug development process is advantageous.
  • Flexible approach to new work challenges
Application Requirements

When applying for a position with Quotient Sciences you must be aged 18 years or over and not have been debarred by the FDA. If you indicate you are under the age of 18 or have been debarred then your application will be automatically declined. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Quotient Sciences are advocates for positive change and conscious inclusion. We strive to create a diverse Quotient family and develop a workplace culture that provides a sense of acceptance for every person within our organisation. As a global employer, we recognise the value in having an organisation that is a true reflection and representation of our society today. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date 24 January 2024
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  • Alnwick NE66, UK