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Senior Formulation Scientist

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Senior Scientist - Drug Product Development

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Formulation Scientist to work at a Cramlington based CRO in a pharmaceutical development environment. If you have extensive experience leading drug product formulation, pre-formulation and/or process development in GxP environments, then we would love to hear from you! Be part of a dynamic and friendly team built on a work culture which fosters collaboration and support. An unmatched in industry high salary and excellent benefits package are on offer, in addition to excellent career progression opportunities for the successful candidate.

Job Specification

We offer:

  • Vibrant and dynamic employment
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and yourself
  • A great team where we all support each other

Our Company: "We are a dynamic, fast-growing company, with an enviable reputation for leading edge science, offering contract research services to some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, solving what were believed to be unsolvable scientific challenges".

We believe in our ability to relentlessly push forward the boundaries of scientific excellence, delivering solutions for our clients, always operating ethically and with integrity. We take pride in our professionalism and commitment to always deliver our very best work.

We are currently seeking a Senior Scientist (Oral Solid Dose) to join our rapidly expanding Oral Solid Dose Formulation Development team to produce phase-appropriate formulations and processes to support clinical studies or client needs as defined in the agreed work package.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design and plan work activities to ensure that project and/or initiatives are conducted and completed efficiently in terms of time, cost and coordination with associated work programmes.
  • With guidance as required, conduct work and studies within established key workflows and/ or regulations as described by SOPs, corporate policies and external regulatory guidance (e.g. GxP, ICH, etc) to ensure the manufacture of clinical supplies and stability batches are in accordance with cGMP.
  • Document and report results of all experiments in a manner consistent with department practices and governing policies, as applicable. Periodically, may be required to conduct second scientist review of experimental data or documentation.
  • Collate data and update reports for the purpose of presentation production, to share results and progress with key stakeholders.
  • Input, propose and modify as appropriate, SOPs, risk assessments and training curricula.
  • Liaise closely with matrix partners, cross functional and global teams to support the coordination of projects and assist in the development and achievement of project timelines.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and development of new technologies.


  • Degree or equivalent and in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, or Chemistry related discipline.

Essential Requirements:

  • At least 3 years industrial experience in Oral Solid Dose Formulation and clinical manufacture.
  • Excellent and relevant laboratory skills.
  • Familiarity with formulation and processing techniques specific to Formulation Development.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Data processing and analysis skills.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present scientific findings to colleagues.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Work within and contribute to a multi-disciplined environment.

Why Should You Apply?

  • This is an opportunity for you as a successful Scientist to demonstrate your ability to make a real impact in a fast-growing and highly respected CRO striving to become the world leader in contract research services.
  • Build and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards of scientific research.
  • To be part of a team who support each other, embrace and solve technical challenges and put excellence at the heart of all that we do.

Excellent Benefits, with a big focus on employee engagement

Next Steps:

Apply online in the first instance, or contact Liam Baxter at Tel: 0141 270 5136 or email your CV to

Equal Opportunities:

FPSG is committed to equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

We are Disability Confident and neurodiverse aware. If you have a disability, please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with your recruitment process

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