Formulation Scientist

Waterford (County), Munster (IE)
Negotiable Depending On Experience
06 Jan 2021
01 Feb 2021
CN /JO-2012-459284
R & D
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

On behalf of my client, a global pharmaceutical company based in Waterford, I am currently recruiting for an R&D Formulation Scientist to join their team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Analytical & Formulation Development Manager, Innovation team and Scientific Affairs (both PMO and Regulatory/Clinical) to foster innovative thinking within the R&D function & to champion the development of innovative medicines in a timely fashion according to stakeholder expectations.
  • Execute and/or oversee the design & development of formulations that are built on sound scientific, regulatory, QbD, process validation, and lean product development principles.
  • Assist in the improvement of existing drug product formulations within the organization.
  • Champion the use of QbD and scientific thinking in the development innovative drug product formulations while maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of formulations development disciplines through research and scientific literature.
  • Act as SME for the interpretation of in-vitro data to predict in-vivo performance & how this relates to further formulation development.
  • Identifying, assessing, recommending and implementing internal and external opportunities to broaden technical/scientific capability.
  • Identification, organization and implementation of effective training programs within the Formulation Science group including this role.
  • Ensure that all work carried out is in compliance with the required standards conforming to company, cGxP, SOPs, regulatory regulations and guidelines, safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Ensure contemporaneous collection of relevant data for R&D Tax Credit claim purposes.
  • Implement safety requirements as per site documentation including SOP’s, Safety Statement and COP’s.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BSc in a chemical science related discipline such as Material Science, Industrial Chemistry, Formulation Science or related discipline, post graduate qualification highly desirable.
  • 5+ years proven experience in a formulation development environment which significant experience in studies that include drug & material characterisation and selection.
  • SME level knowledge of QbD and pharmaceutical development processes.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in project management & technical leadership of complex product/process developments, at least two years is highly desirable.

For a full job spec and more information on this role, please call Ciara on +353 1 2784671 or email



Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment is a leading Irish provider of specialist Scientific Recruitment. Part of the CPL Group.