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Senior Formulation Scientist

Job Title: Senior Formulation Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Industry:
REF: 122252
Contact Name: Gerry Kennedy
Contact Email: gerry@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Senior Scientist - Formulation

Applications are invited for the permanent opportunity of a Senior Formulation Scientist II within the Pharm R&D Formulation Development Department. Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will play an active role in the compositional design and formulation development of proprietary products.

Essential Responsibilities

? Designing of formulations and potentially novel formulation approaches, as required, for proprietary products.
? Involvement in designing and reviewing pre-formulation research activities such as physicochemical and solid-
state property characterization of new molecular entities (NMEs) with the pre-formulation group.
? Demonstrate initiative in idea generation, experimental design, and understanding of literature and interpretation
of results. Develop experimental ideas, write reports with minimal consultation.

Key Responsibilities

? Be capable of performing tasks with a focus on oral formulation, OCR and conventional solid dosage forms,
along with liquid dosage forms.
? Continue to develop knowledge in relevant subject areas and expand breadth of knowledge, including areas
outside of direct function, with a view to transferring to others.
? Identify and implement formulation development / optimisation programmes with clear objectives for the relevant
projects for approval by Senior Management, participate actively in relevant project team meetings, providing
consultation and leadership to teams and act as a role model for high standards of performance. Involved in
training of inexperienced personnel in theoretical and practical aspects of standard and non-standard procedures
/ approaches, acquire/develop new formulation approaches in line with project requirements.
? Develop and evaluate systems to optimise formulation processes.
? Sound experience in US and European Regulatory Affairs.
? Management of employee relations, change, policy implementation, motivation, performance, discipline,
appraisals, target setting, communications, occupational health & safety, training, etc.
? Be capable of performing to a high quality, the following as applicable to project work: interpret formulation,
analytical, bioanalytical data and provide trouble-shooting input on a formulation level and a processing level.
? Execute technical work to a high standard, as appropriate, to relevant projects using standard procedures and
non-standard procedures of some complexity.
? Demonstrate ongoing familiarity with literature and incorporate observations/information into formulation
programmes.
? Utilise data from literature surveys on a regular basis to support experimental / developmental work.
? Comply with all aspects of cGMP, Safety and Environmental regulations and Company policies, which impacts
on doing the job.
? Work as a team member and take on leadership opportunities to actively participate in achieving the aims and
goals of the project team.
? Communicate issues, data and resolution ideas within R&D in a timely manner to permit objectives to be met
and to confirm solutions to problems with Senior Management. Highlight critical issues promptly.
? Prepare timely, concise and accurate reports on work performed and outlining plans for future work.
? Prepare and present presentations internally and externally.

Person Spec

? Minimum of a scientific Bachelor's degree (Chemistry /Physics / Pharmacy) and a minimum of 14 years of
relevant experience OR with a M.Sc. with a minimum of 10 years OR with a PhD with a minimum of five years
relevant industrial experience. However, a combination of experience and/or education will be taken into
consideration.
? Chemistry and Physical Chemistry disciplines preferred.

Essential Experience

? Experience in solid and liquid oral dosage forms is essential. Experience in OCR is a plus.
? Experience in physical chemistry techniques and applications and material science is a plus.
? Compositional design of formulations and potentially novel formulation approaches.
? Involvement in designing and reviewing pre-formulation research activities such as physicochemical and solid-
state property characterization of new molecular entities (NMEs) with the pre-formulation group.
? Demonstrate initiative in idea generation, experimental design, and understanding of literature and interpretation
of results. Develop experimental ideas, write reports with minimal consultation

Desired Experience

? Proactive, innovative with good problem solving skills.
? Excellent interpersonal, leadership, collaborative, communication (written and verbal) and time-management
skills are essential.
? Proven track record in current and previous roles.
? Results and Performance driven.
? Strong leadership skills and ability to work within cross-functional teams.
? Experience leading technical teams is essential.
? Capable of working in a team structure.
? Flexibility and adaptability to changing needs and work product requirements

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