Formulation Scientist

30,000 - 40,000
29 Oct 2018
03 Jan 2019


  • Participate in establishing a formulation development strategy to meet a target product profile
  • Participate in planning activities and resources, as well as preparing specifications for analyses and choice of methods
  • With support from the analytical center, co-develop and validate analytical methods
  • Design study plans, including in-vitro release methods, formulation compositions, stability and compatibility studies, and in-vivo tests (in conjunction with the preclinical center)
  • Prepare logistics and draft protocols for experiments; conduct experiments; observe results
  • Conduct iterative work to refine and optimize formulations to meet product specifications
  • Compile and analyze data
  • Present processed data to the team in English
  • Ensure the careful and complete documentation/archiving of all generated data, namely in our electronic lab notebook system
  • Conduct scientific literature research to resolve problems and make recommendations for improvement
  • Participate in meetings and / or teleconferences with development partners when required, communicating in English
  • Work closely with other team members and perform activities in response to priorities
  • Verify that established procedures are followed and quality standards are maintained

Experience / Education

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, polymer science/biomaterials or pharmaceutical science, with an emphasis on formulations
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience (excluding internships) in liquid formulation development 
  • Transnational / international educational or work experience
  • Experience working in an international team or with international clients preferred
  • Laboratory experience involving the formulation of drug delivery systems preferred


  • Ability to organize work effectively and efficiently
  • Rigor and attention to details
  • Strong skills in analyzing data and drawing scientifically sound conclusions
  • Ability to communicate information clearly and precisely
  • Experience in writing scientific documents in English
  • Strong team orientation
  • Experience in multicultural environments

General work attitude

  • Effective functioning in a rapidly changing environment and adherence to MedinCell values and mission
  • Consistency, precision, perseverance, directness and listening skills
  • Open-mindedness and ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Strong team spirit and open sharing of all the information necessary to successfully achieve overall work goals
  • Desire to continuously improve and progress
  • Strong work ethic