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Formulation Scientist

Formulation Scientist

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Ref No: HRJOB4296

Business Unit: Pharma Services, Charnwood

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

Open To: Internal and 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 now employing almost 5,000 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 Formulation Development team based in our Charnwood site in Loughborough, Leicestershire, you will be responsible for being 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

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related Scientific/Technical discipline
  • Significant 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. Tableting 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

Paid medical appointments

Enhanced maternity pay

Occupational sick pay

Critical illness policy

Perks discount scheme

Death in service benefit

Westfield health benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)


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Closing Date: 21st October 2018 at 17:00 hours

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