Formulation Development Scientist

Employer Information



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Formulation Development Scientist

Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Ref No: HRJOB5668
Business Unit: Pharma Services
Location: Craigavon
Open To: Internal & External Candidates

Please note this is a re-advertisement, if you have applied for this position within the past 6 months, we will be unable to accept your application at this time

The Company
Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

Advancing human health requires exceptional people – your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match.  Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning. 

The role
Working as part of the Pharmaceutical Development team based in our global headquarters in Craigavon, you will be 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).

As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Essential Criteria

  • Have eligibility to work in the UK OR possess a valid work permit 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
  • Experience in formulation development of solid oral dosage forms, with 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
  • Previous experience of optimising manufacturing processes
  • Excellent working knowledge of cGMP clinical manufacture, to enable formulation and development of drug products from laboratory scale through pilot scale and on into production phase 1 to 3 to ensure competent technology transfer of drug products
  • Experience in completing manufacturing documentation in accordance with GMP

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • 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


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 LeaveOccupational sick pay
Enhanced maternity pay
On site 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)

To Apply: Apply online at
Closing Date: Friday 16th October 2020 at 17:00 hours

  • Permanent
  • Craigavon
  • Closing date: Friday 16 Oct 2020
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