Formulation Development Opportunities

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Formulation Development Opportunities

Hours:  40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Ref No: HRJOB6792
Business Unit: Pharma Services

Location: Craigavon OR Loughborough
Open To: Internal & External Candidates

The Company
Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry. Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe, across the US and in Asia.

Almac Pharma Services
Almac Pharma Services is a world leading outsourcing partner to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector. With over 50 years’ experience and state-of-the-art custom designed facilities in Europe, and the US, our global reach and local expertise provides flexible, quality led solutions from early and late phase pharmaceutical development, product launch, commercial drug product manufacture, commercial packaging, serialisation, through to commercial supply and distribution.

The Roles
Formulation Development Scientist: 
The post holders are directly involved in the development of all aspects of the processes used in the manufacture of new and existing drug products (dosage forms will include tablets, capsules sachets & liquids).

Senior Formulation Development Scientist: The post holders plan, organise and supervise formulation development work. Senior Formulation Scientists represent Almac Pharma Services during regular project meetings and conference calls with customers. They are also responsible for Generating GMP documentation to support applications to regulatory authorities.

**Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis and a merit list will be compiled for current and future vacancies. Please ensure that your answers fully reflect the criteria required for the role or you may not be shortlisted**

Essential Criteria

  • Eligibility: Have eligibility to work in the UK OR possess a valid work permit (at time of application) that will allow you to take up full time, permanent employment in the UK
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related Scientific/Technical discipline
  • Working/ Theoretical knowledge of some of the following processes:
  1. Wet granulation
  2. Dry Granulation
  3. Fluid Bed Coating/Drying
  4. Encapsulation
  5. Tabletting and Tablet Coating

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience in the completion of batch processing instructions in accordance with GMP
  • Previous experience in the optimisation of manufacturing processes 
  • Experience in formulation development of solid oral dosage forms
  • Previous experience within a technical role in the pharmaceutical industry to include;
  1. Controlled release
  2. Statistical experimental design
  3. QbD experience – risk assessment; FMEA
  4. Regulatory submissions
  • Previous experience of pharmaceutical drug product manufacturing techniques (i.e. dry powder blending, granulation. encapsulation, tablet compression)
  • Previous experience within a technical role within the pharmaceutical industry 

Competitive salary
Family friendly flexible working
Learning and development opportunities and support
Health promotions
Enhanced pension contribution
Long service awards
34 days annual leave allowance
Marriage leave
Free car parking
Moving house leave
Subsidised restaurant
Paid medical appointments
Bereavement Leave
Occupational sick pay
Enhanced maternity pay
Onsite Physiotherapist
Critical illness policy
Perks discount scheme
Death in service benefit
Westfield healthcare benefit
(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

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Closing Date: Monday 27th September 2021 at 1700 hours

  • Permanent
  • Various
  • Closing date: Monday 27 Sep 2021
  • Salary: £35000
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