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Formulation Development Team Leader

Company: Thornshaw Recruitment
Reference: ND10000
Closing Date: 11 Jan 19
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

On behalf of our client in the South-East, we have a Formulation Development Team Leader opportunity available within the pharmaceutical industry. This exciting opportunity will oversee the coordination of all company formulation development activities.


Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and lead all R&D and Operations related formulation development activities and to ensure strict adherence project plans.
  • Perform all activities required to ensure that all R&D project milestones are delivered according to agreed timelines.
  • Work closely with PMO to ensure all work stream leads are appointed to all ongoing projects and all planned tasks are being progressed.
  • 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.
  • Actively plan on-going formulation development requirements.
  • Ensure that work carried out is in compliance with required standards conforming to company, cGxP, SOPs, regulatory regulations & guidelines, safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Initiate action to correct quality/schedule problems or notify others of quality issues as appropriate. 
  • Support all on-going formulation and regulatory functions & requirements.
  • Complete all documentation correctly in order to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction and cGMP. Prepare pharmaceutical development reports and submission documentation in support of licence applications to various regulatory authorities.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Honours degree level in Pharmaceutical science or related discipline. Master’s qualification would be an advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience working in a formulation development, or related technical environment.
  • Experience in effectively operating both GMP and Non-GMP areas.
  • 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).
  • Supervisory  and project management experience essential


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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