Preformulation Scientist

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Preformulation Scientist
Hours: 40 hours per week
Ref No: HRJOB6609
Business Unit: Sciences
Location: Craigavon
Open To: Internal and external applicants

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). 

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.

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. 

Let’s be exceptional together

The Role
Working as part of the Solid-State team based in our global headquarters in Craigavon, you will be responsible for performing designed scientific experimentation to establish pre-formulation data to aid formulation design and solid form selection. Examples include pH- solubility profile determination by HPLC, stress stability, intrinsic dissolution rate, basic chemical characterisations by XRPD, determination of biopharmaceutical classification constants and design of enabling formulations.

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

  • Degree level qualification in Pharmaceutical / Analytical Sciences or equivalent 
  • Theoretical knowledge about Henderson Hasselbach equation
  • Influence of dissociation constant and solubility product constant on solubility
  • Partition coefficient determination and buffer preparations

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

  • MSc/ PhD in pharmaceutical sciences discipline or similar
  • Industrial experience in preformulation, pre-clinical formulation development or early drug product development


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Annual bonus
  • Employee recognition programme
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Death in service benefit
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Free car parking
  • Moving house leave
  • Westfield healthcare benefit
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Long Service Awards
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit

To Apply
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Closing Date
22nd June 2021 at 17:00 hours

  • Permanent
  • Craigavon
  • Closing date: Tuesday 22 Jun 2021
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