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Formulation Scientist

Job description

Title: Formulation Scientist
Location: Dublin
Role Type: Permanent

Force Recruitment have partnered with a leading Pharmaceutical Manufacturer in Dublin to hire a Formulation Scientist on a Full Time, Permanent basis. This role reports to the Formulation Development Supervisor and will assist with new product introductions to the site as well as improve current processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out all necessary formulation development of different dosage forms, such as pre-formulation studies, laboratory scale studies, optimisation experiments.

  • Perform testing on the Engineering and Validation batches manufactured as part of New Product Introductions or Process Optimisations

  • Investigating issues with products and processes in manufacturing to resolve issues and improve product quality.

  • Carry out physical testing, particle size analysis of Raw Materials

  • CPP/CMS/CQAs of Raw Materials -

    • Critical Process Parametres

    • Critical Material Attributes

    • Critical Quality Attributes

  • OSD testing

  • Working in a GLP/GMP environment and adhering to all guidelines in a Pharmaceutical environment.

  • Completing and Updating paperwork and documentation associated with a GLP formulation laboratory.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences preferred

  • 2+ years experience in a research & manufacturing environment

  • Experience with solid state characterisation for oral dosage forms (SEM, Powder Rheometer, Particle Size Analyser, Flowability Tester, etc.).

  • Basic analytical skills (UV & HPLC).

  • Competent in wet granulation, the use of fluid bed dryers, extrusion-spheroidisation and/or fluid bed (Wurster) coating processes and scale-up of these processes.

  • Competent in formulation development techniques and interpretation of results.

  • Experience with transfer of scale-up process into production.