Lead Formulation Scientist

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  • 4018
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Deeside
  • Contract, Full Time
  • Starting salary in the region of £31,000 to £34,000 + benefits

Lead Formulation Scientist specialising in Nanotechnology (KTP Associate)

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership position with the Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University in partnership with Quay Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

You’ll be based at the Quay Pharmaceuticals premises in Deeside but employed by Liverpool John Moores University on a 24-month Fixed Term Contract with full time hours.

Your starting salary will be in the region of £31,000 to £34,000 level dependent on experience, and attractive benefits include:

  • a generous £4000 personal development budget
  • the prospect of performance bonuses over the course of the project
  • management and leadership training provided as part of the KTP
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • access to a generous defined benefit pension scheme
  • cycle to work scheme
  • access to counselling and advice services
  • a voluntary dental plan option
  • discounts for many shops, restaurants and services
  • free off-peak gym membership, and
  • free or discounted tickets to a range of events

Quay Pharmaceuticals is a world leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation. Quay is highly experienced in providing a comprehensive outsourcing service for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and live biotherapeutic companies world-wide. Quay specialises in taking new drugs and live bacterial strains from early stage identification through the development process, to first-into-man, clinical trials and onto commercial manufacture.

PLEASE NOTE: By clicking apply on this site, you will automatically be redirected to the Liverpool John Moores University website, where you will be required to complete an online application.

What will this role of Lead Formulation Scientist (Nanotechnology) entail?

We are looking to appoint a graduate who is a hand-on scientist with a strong research aptitude to run this project. The aim is to develop novel, industry-relevant methods of manufacturing enabled nanoparticle formulations of poorly soluble drugs to improve and enhance delivery of the drug to the gastro-intestinal tract.

What will I need to be considered for this Lead Formulation Scientist (Nanotechnology) vacancy?

  • Good first degree (1st or 2.1) at Bachelors or Masters Level in the fields of pharmaceutical science, chemistry or nanotechnology. Ideally a PhD in pharmaceutical science with a special interest in nanotechnology.
  • Minimum 2 years post graduate experience in a laboratory-based role, developing formulations and stability indicating analytical methods, in vitro dissolution and other relevant characterisation techniques.
  • First-hand experience of planning and executing experiments within a lab setting.
  • An understanding of drug delivery systems and analytical techniques.
  • Experience in the following is desired:
    • Oral solid dosage form in vitro method development, including forced degradation, chromatographic separation techniques and validation of methods.
    • Dynamic light scattering.
    • Experience in a product development role specifically formulating oral solid dosage forms.
    • Experience of top and bottom spray granulation, tablet compression and pan coating.
    • Appreciation of methods used to prepare nanoparticles and analytical characterisation tools.
  • Computer literate and familiar with common Microsoft applications.
  • Experience of managing projects and report writing.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, personable, enthusiastic, and able to engage others in development work.
  • Excellent initiative, attention to detail, proven problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly with academic and industrial partners.
  • Keen to learn new skills and knowledge.
  • High degree of personal responsibility and appreciation of business ethics.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) are mutually beneficial, three-way collaborations between a graduate or post graduate (known as an Associate), a business and a university. They are designed to deliver an innovation project and bring about lasting, transformative change. As a KTP Associate, you lead the project with full mentoring support from both the academic team and members of Quay’s Nanotechnology Project Team. You will be based at Quay Pharmaceuticals but will spend time at the university with access to university labs and resources.

PLEASE NOTE: By clicking apply on this site, you will automatically be redirected to the Liverpool John Moores University website, where you will be required to complete an online application.

All applications for this Lead Formulation Scientist (Nanotechnology) are to be submitted online via this website.

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