Formulation Development Scientist

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Formulation Development Scientist

Hours:  40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Ref No: HRJOB6032

Business Unit: Pharma Services
Location: Craigavon
Open To: Internal & External Candidates

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, across the US and in Asia.

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.

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.

Let’s be exceptional together

The Role

Working as part of the Pharma Services Business unit at our Craigavon headquarters, the post holder will be directly involved in the development of all aspects of the processes used in the manufacture of new and existing drug products.
The formulation development scientist will assume direct involvement in the formulation and development of medicinal products, covering a range of dosage forms including tablets, capsules, controlled release systems, sachets, liquids and semi-solids.

The role is a great mix of practical experience in manufacturing and laboratory facilities combined with intellectual problem solving and report writing.
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

  • 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
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 Leave
Occupational sick pay
Enhanced maternity pay
Onsite Physiotherapist
Critical illness policy
Perks discount scheme
Death in service benefit
Westfield healthcare benefit

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Closing Date: Monday 1st February 2021 at 1700 hours

  • Permanent
  • Craigavon
  • Closing date: Monday 01 Feb 2021
  • Salary: £100000
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