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Formulation Development Team Leader

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Waterford
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 12/02/2018
  • Job reference: J381496A

Formulation Development Team Leader

My client, a leading pharmaceutical company based in the South East is currently seeking a Formulation Development Team Leader to join their team


  • To coordinate all R&D and Operations related formulation development activities and to ensure strict adherence project plans.
  • To perform all activities required to ensure that all project milestones are delivered according to agreed timelines.
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of pharmaceutics to the development of drug products and the interpretation of in-vitro data to predict in-vivo performance.
  • Interpret in-vivo data for the purposes of further formulation development.
  • Communication of project data through presentations at internal meetings and through formulation development reports.
  • Provide guidance and lead pivotal scale cGMP exhibit batch manufacture based upon a sound knowledge of site and departmental SOPs, and an understanding of ICH/FDA/EMEA requirements as they relate to formulation and process development activities.
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of formulations and process development disciplines through research and scientific literature.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified to a minimum of honours degree level in Pharmaceutical science or related discipline.
  • At least five years experience working in a formulation development, process development, manufacturing or related technical environment.
  • Pre-formulation experience, including drug characterisation and ingredients selection.
  • Formulation studies, considering such factors as particle size, polymorphisms, pH and solubility, as all can influence bioavailability and drug activity.
  • Supervisory/ management experience.
  • Analytical/ laboratory experience would be advantageous.
  • Project management and team leadership skills are essential
  • Have demonstrated effective research skills, including the critical review of the scientific literature

For more information on this and other similar role please contact kathryn on 016455244 or email