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Senior Development Chemist - Formulation

Job Title: Senior Development Chemist - Formulation
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Keighley, West Yorkshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: J895548_1529075886
Contact Name: Tom Hammond
Contact Email: tom.hammond@russell-taylor.co.uk
Job Published: June 15, 2018 16:18

Job Description

Senior Development Chemist - Formulation

Location: Keighley, Yorkshire

Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience

Reports to: Pharmaceutical Development Manager

Our Client- A global Pharmaceutical Company are looking to appoint an experienced Development Chemist who will work as a vital part of the Development team and provided with a competitive package and furthered career scope.

The Role:

  • Independently participates in aspects of experimental design to determine the final formulation component and/or process selection (direct compression, wet/dry granulation).
  • Performs hands-on formulation design, development and optimization experiments such as blending, granulation, milling, tablet compression, film coating etc.
  • Troubleshoot formulation issues that occur during product development, scale-ups, tech transfer and/or in manufacturing
  • Determine key API and/or formulation properties e.g. pKa, pH, solubility, disintegration, dissolution, etc.
  • Assesses the chemical and physical stability of formulations in collaboration with the analytical team and to identify the root cause of potential stability, manufacturability and performance issues.
  • Manages relationships and output of internal and/or contract labs that would be carrying out various development activities on company's behalf.
  • Provide technical supervision and mentoring to peers
  • Writes Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) section for Regulatory submission.
  • Independently authors and approves technical documents, such as protocols, technical reports, batch records, test methods, and operating procedures
  • Accurately and completely records experimental procedures, test results, and observations to meet corporate and GMP requirements.

The Person:

  • Will hold a minimum of 5 years of experience in oral solid dose pharmaceutical formulation
  • Knowledge and hands on experience in oral solid dosage form development and manufacturing including low/high-shear granulation, fluid-bed technology, roller compaction and compression in a GLP GMP based Pharmaceutical setting.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements, including MHRA, FDA, EMEA, ICH and VICH regulations
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow

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