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Technical Project Lead and Senior Formulation Scientist

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    Research & Development

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  • Contact:

    Glen Urquhart

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    (+44) (0) 203 879 6991

  • Published:

    11 days ago

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​A fantastic opportunity to join a global healthcare organisation at the top of its industry with this Technical Project Lead and Senior Formulation Scientist opportunity.

Situated in the newly formed global R&D Centre of Excellence in Virginia, this varied role will see you take the lead on various R&D related initiatives and projects, whilst also undertaking a component of lab related activity on dosage forms that include liquids, semi-solids, suspensions, solid oral, soft gelatin capsules, creams and ointments – offering an enormous amount of variety. The global categories and brands you’ll be working on are of huge importance to the business, worth multi-million $ each.

The global nature of these categories and brands also offers you the opportunity to work with global cross-functional teams like Supply Chain, Marketing and other R&D teams to optimise and enhance products.

The Role:

  • Lead technical teams on cost optimisation challenges across a broad and varied portfolio of products

  • Identify and implement optimised formulas and enhanced manufacturing approaches to increase efficiency

  • Design and execute experiments, and initiate new approaches and novel strategies to realise project goals

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 4+ years’ experience in a Formulation Scientist role, with exposure to the regulatory requirements and OTC products development process

  • Essential – you must have experience working with either liquids, semi-solids or suspensions dosage forms

  • Great leadership skills, with the ability to confidently lead and influence projects

Please note – you MUST have existing right to work in the USA to be considered for this role.

Benefits/Why this Opportunity:

  • Opportunity to join a global business at a pivotal and very exciting moment of transformation, at their new global R&D Centre of Excellence

  • Opportunity to work on a vast array of multi-million $ brands in critical categories for the business

  • Competitive package and benefits

If this opportunity is of interest to you, and you feel your profile matches the requirements, we look forward to receiving your application.

Please submit your CV / Resume in English.

Due to the volume of applications we typically receive, unfortunately we are not able to respond to everyone. If you haven’t had a response to your application within 14 days, please consider it unsuccessful on this occasion.

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