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Formulation Scientist

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Reference: ND9999
Closing Date: 11 Jan 19
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

Exciting Formulation Scientist opportunity available within the pharmaceutical industry. This role will be based with our client in the South-East of Ireland, responsible for formulation development of Generic and New Drug Products.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with all R&D and Operations related formulation development activities ensuring strict adherence project plans.
  • Applying a thorough knowledge of pharmaceutics to the development of drug products and the interpretation of in-vitro data to predict in-vivo performance.
  • Interpretation of in-vivo data for the purposes of further formulation development.
  • Carrying out pre-formulation and formulation development trials on high potency molecules where required.
  • Communication of project data through presentations at internal meetings and through formulation development reports.
  • Project Management and Planning - Plan on-going formulation development requirements with the formulation team; ensuring targets for each project are visible to all team members and key stakeholders to achieve on time market entry.
  • Ensure that work carried out is in compliance with required standards conforming to company, cGxP, SOPs, regulatory regulations & guidelines, Health, safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Support all on-going formulation and regulatory functions & requirements.
  • Complete all documentation correctly in order to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction and compliance to GMP.
  • Prepare reports and submission documentation in support of licence applications to various regulatory authorities.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Honours degree 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.
  • Experience in formulation studies and examining factors that influence Bioavailability and drug activity (particle size, polymorphisms, pH and solubility).
  • Process optimisation and scale up experience are essential
  • Have demonstrated effective research skills, including the critical review of the scientific literature.
  • Knowledge of drug product manufacturing processes is essential.
  • Fill Finish and Dry Powder Inhalation (DPI) experience is advantageous.


For further details and to apply for this role please contact Nicola at +353 1 2784671 or email your CV to


Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group.


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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Barton House 6 Old Dublin Road Stillorgan Co. Dublin

Rep. Ireland
Tel:  00 353 (1) 278 4671
Fax:  00 353 (1) 278 4672
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