Pre-Formulation Technical Leader (Pharmaceutical)

Industry Sector Pharmaceutical
Location UK, Yorkshire
Salary 26,000 - 32,000


Pre-Formulation Technical Leader (Pharmaceutical)

West Yorkshire

£26,000 - £32,000

This role is an opportunity to join a large life science-based company in the UK at their site in West Yorkshire. The bulk of the site’s work focuses on pharmaceutical and medical device analysis to support drug discovery and pre-clinical drug development.

I am currently recruiting for a Pre-Formulation Scientist to join the team as the Technical Leader. As a Technical Leader, you will be working on pre-clinical drug development from pre-formulation through to formulation for pre-clinical studies. You will be leading drug development projects with a focus on materials characterisation, solid form optimisation and early-stage formulation development. A significant part of the role will also focus on the analysis of formulated products so experience with analytical techniques is essential.

Techniques Required:

·         XRD

·         Particle Size

·         DVS

·         Isothermal calorimetry

·         Micronizing and milling

·         Freeze and spray drying

·         API Solid Form Optimisation

·         Salt, polymorph, crystallisation and excipient screening

·         Media solubility assessments



·         Vast experience in a wide range of pre-formulation drug development

·         A skilled analyst with experience using various analytical techniques for formulated products

·         Experience with various different delivery routes including oral, parenteral and inhalation

·         Experience formulating poorly soluble drugs

·         Worked with salt, polymorph, crystallisation and/or excipient screening

·         PhD focusing on Pharmaceutical Formulation ie Pharmaceutical Science, Organic Chemistry etc

·         Ability to analyse and interpret results to develop formulation strategies

·         Experience using analytical instrumentation for characterisation

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