Lead Formulation Scientist specialising in Nanotechnology

Title: Lead Formulation Scientist specialising in Nanotechnology

Salary range £31-£34,000 dependent on experience

Lead Formulation Scientist specialising in Nanotechnology (KTP Associate)

24 month fixed term post based at the Quay Pharmaceuticals premises in Deeside but employed by Liverpool John Moores University.

For more details and to apply direct: https://jobs.ljmu.ac.uk/internal/vacancy/lead-formulation-scientist-specialising-in-nanotechnology-ktp-associate-435177.html

Starting salary range £31-34,000 dependent on experience. Plus attractive personal development budget and the prospect of performance bonuses over the course of the project, as well as management and leadership training provided as part of the KTP.

We are looking to appoint a graduate who is a hand-on scientist with a strong research aptitude to run this project. The aim is to develop novel, industry-relevant methods of manufacturing enabled nanoparticle formulations of poorly soluble drugs to improve and enhance delivery of the drug to the gastro-intestinal tract.

The skills we are looking for include:

  • Good first degree (1st or 2.1) at Bachelors or Masters Level in the fields of pharmaceutical science, chemistry or nanotechnology. Ideally a PhD in pharmaceutical science with a special interest in nanotechnology.
  • Minimum 2 years post graduate experience in a laboratory-based role, developing formulations and stability indicating analytical methods, in vitro dissolution and other relevant characterisation techniques.
  • First-hand experience of planning and executing experiments within a lab setting.
  • An understanding of drug delivery systems and analytical techniques.
  • Experience in the following is desired:
    • Oral solid dosage form in vitro method development, including forced degradation, chromatographic separation techniques and validation of methods
    • Dynamic light scattering
    • Experience in a product development role specifically formulating oral solid dosage forms
    • Experience of top and bottom spray granulation, tablet compression and pan coating
    • Appreciation of methods used to prepare nanoparticles and analytical characterisation tools.
  • Computer literate and familiar with common Microsoft applications.
  • Experience of managing projects and report writing.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, be personable, enthusiastic, able to engage others in development work.
  • Excellent initiative, attention to detail, proven problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly with academic and industrial partners.
  • Keen to learn new skills and knowledge.
  • High degree of personal responsibility and appreciation of business ethics.

Closing date 11th February 2021

For more details and to apply direct: https://jobs.ljmu.ac.uk/internal/vacancy/lead-formulation-scientist-specialising-in-nanotechnology-ktp-associate-435177.html