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Director Formulation Development - Nottingham

Scientific and Drug Discovery - Other
Ref: 957 Date Posted: Monday 22 Jan 2018
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Director Formulation Development  

Entrust are currently supporting an impressive, growing contract development and manufacturing organisation.

The role is offered on a full time permanent basis and you will join the Analytical and Development Services Division.

You will be coaching and mentoring the technical team to develop their scientific and quality understanding in the field of formulation development and characterisation. You will also provide the leadership and strategy for client projects, techniques and revenue streams.  

You will also understand client needs and assist BD and commercial in assembling, reviewing and/or approving quotations, proposals and technical specifications.

General Responsibilities:

  • To provide functional line management and leadership for a team of scientists so as to effectively recruit, train, evaluate, motivate, delegate and monitor their activities.
  • To be accountable as a Study Director for the organisations projects by directing the approach to project work and ultimately signing off reports, in relevant technical areas.
  • To plan, coordinate and undertake the organisations projects ensuring that projects are delivered to agreed quality standards and meet client specifications within agreed deadlines.
  • To liaise with the BD team to assemble quotations with clients. Support the Business Development team in managing client relationships and in the generation of new business opportunities.
  • Ensure that all companies project work conducted by the team and the individual is documented to the required quality standards. This includes the timely, complete and clear documentation of laboratory work in laboratory notebooks and the timely completion of all necessary project administration.
  • Ensure that all laboratory work conducted by self and the team is conducted to a high degree of scientific rigour such that it will stand up to external scientific, legal and regulatory scrutiny.
  • Provide technical leadership to the group, maintain knowledge and awareness of the latest developments.
  • Constantly strive to develop and support a culture of Continuous Improvement whereby we seek to improve operations, streamline work processes, decrease turnaround times and improve quality.
  • Ensure that all work is conducted in responsible and safe manner in accordance with Organisation’s Services Health and Safety policies and ensure that all Health and Safety considerations are appropriately documented.

About You:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and 10 – 15 years’ experience within the Pharmaceutical Development industry
  • Developed a range of dosage forms, with significant experience in solid oral dosage forms and semi-solids
  • Experienced in risk based product development / QbD

My client offers:

  • A great working environment
  • Great Career Progression
  • Market Leading Staff Salary
  • Excellent Company Benefits  

If you are interested in discussing further then please contact me on 01224 608988 or email