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Scientist, Formulation Development in Glasgow at AMRI

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

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SCIENTIST in GLASGOW, UK – Formulation Development

Albany Molecular Research Inc. provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Formulation Development team here in Glasgow in the position of Scientist.   This is a technical position, with your role primarily involved in pre-formulation, formulation and process development activities of sterile dosage forms.  

You will be expected to plan and execute practical laboratory work and provide technical expertise to colleagues on site as well as perform routine and complex formulation duties whilst adhering to related GMP, COSHH and Health & Safety regulations on site.  You should be technically competent and able to operate effectively in a timely manner, with the ability to interact with clients (internal & external) as well as preparing clear written reports and protocols. 

RESPONSIBILITIES include:

  • Delivery of formulation design and development activities of sterile dosage forms, utilising your technical expertise at all stages of projects
  • Operation of lyophilisation and formulation equipment (particle sizing, DSC, microscopy etc.), is preferred
  • Formulation of both small molecules and biologics
  • Adhering to the relevant quality and regulatory standards
  • Attendance and contribution at project meetings / client calls
  • Liaise with production department to ensure a smooth transfer of  information  and processes
  • Write work plans and reports for assigned projects to defined timelines
  • Analyse data and provide scientific explanations and insight for project work
  • Complete assigned projects to defined timelines
  • Ensure general lab area is maintained to a high standard
  • Maintain a level of technical ability required to carry out the responsibilities of a Formulation Scientist
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of relevant regulatory requirements for GLP, department SOPs and company safety and environmental policies
  • Follow GLP, SOP, safety and hazardous waste rules on a regular and consistent basis
  • Address areas of non-compliance as appropriate
  • Maintain technical notebooks ensuring completeness and timely signatures
  • Provide input to technical agreements as required
  • Attend customer meetings on and off site as required
  • Write project reports
  • Assist with customer audits relating to own project issues covering R&D labs

Job Requirements

Essential
  • Educated to a minimum of Degree level, or equivalent with significant industry experience in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical drug product formulation, pre-formulation and/or process development
  • Working knowledge of parenteral and non-parenteral formulations
  • Understanding of GMP requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work using own initiative, under pressure and demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects and timelines.
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and projects
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team both within the formulation team and the wider multidisciplinary project team.

Desirable

  • Hands on experience in pre-formulation work including measuring physical properties (e.g. pKa, partition coefficients, pH-solubility profiles, etc), selecting suitable excipients etc
  • Hands on working experience in solubilising excipient selection
  • Knowledge/experience in lyophilisation cycle optimisation/development
  • Specific experience with lyophilisation and analytical equipment (particle sizing, DSC, microscopy etc.)
  • Experience in the formulation of both small molecules and biologics


Shift:  Standard 8

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address "jobs@amriglobal.com" to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

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AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.