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Principal Scientist in Formulation Development - Switzerland

Company: Just Pharma
Reference: MC-PSCISWISS28/06
Closing Date: 27 Feb 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Full Benefits

Job Summary:

JustPharma are now searching on behalf of a globally recognised Pharmaceutical organisation for an experienced Formulations Scientist to take up a Principal role within their NBE R&D Centre.


My client, one of the leading players in the discovery of new drug molecules, are looking for a professional with a demonstrated background within biological formulation sciences to join their expanding operations in Switzerland

This position will be working on a full-time, permanent basis in their office in Bern (a Swiss work permit can be provided by my client if necessary), and will focus on the development of novel biological entities (NBEs) comprising Monoclonal Antibodies.


  • Management of a formulation discovery and development team including their training, education and yearly appraisals.
  • Production of formulations for NBE and Biosimilar products (lyophilized, liquid and high concentration).
  • Process optimisation and improvement.
  • Evaluate external developments and a close collaboration with CMOs for drug product manufacturing during all Phases of product development.
  • Technology transfer to external CMOs and technology assessment/development studies for formulation needs.
  • Day-to-day laboratory management.
  • Management of long-term development, formulation and forced-degradation studies.


  • PhD or MSc in analytical, pharmaceutical, chemistry or biochemistry-related fields.
  • Hands on experience with Monoclonal Antibodies and protein formulation in both early and late phases of development.
  • Lyophilization and high concentration formulation experience.
  • Experience of technology transfer and drug product development management.
  • Exposure to Quality By Design (QBD) and Design Of Experiment (DOE) principles.
  • Fleuncy in English (fluent French is a plus). 

For more information and a confidential discussion, please send all CVs to or call +44 1707 830123.


Formulation, BioPharma, Biologics, Biologicals, Monoclonal Antibodies, Vaccines, Antigens, Protein, Peptide, Lyophilization, Freeze-dry, NBE, NCE, Pain, Inflammatory Diseases, Metabolic Disorders, Liquids, Biosimilars, Manufacturing, Management, Principal, 

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