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Principal Formulation Specialist

Date: May 11, 2019

Location: Runcorn, GB, WA7 3FA

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info


Teva is a multinational company engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of branded and generic pharmaceuticals. Each patient is our customer and deserves medicines of the highest quality. Quality of the highest standard is our business.


At Teva Runcorn, we’re leaders in sterile manufacturing and we’re a growing business which can offer great prospects for future progression.  We make sterile products for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as pre-filled syringes and injectable devices for the treatment of conditions like Multiple Sclerosis and organ transplant.

Underpinning all of this is a highly skilled workforce; every single one of our colleagues is degree-educated and leaders in their chosen field. And this is where we have been investing most heavily. We recruit and develop the best talent in the market, and support their technical professional development through structured STEM career pathways.

Today, we employ around 500 people, working in a variety of roles encompassing everything from quality assurance, quality control, manufacturing operations, research and development, engineering, microbiology, and packaging. If you would like to work in our state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing site, a safe, clean, professional environment and have the relevant experience then we would like to hear from you!

Read more about Teva Runcorn here

Job Description


We are currently looking to recruit a Principal Formulation Specialist within our New Product Development department. This is an exceptional Lead Scientist level opportunity, responsible for the development of complex new formulations and manufacturing processes for sterile inhalation and ophthalmic drug products. This is a key role within the department that will act a technical lead on projects and will offer a great platform for future progression.

Purpose of the role:

• To conduct formulation development on a range of complex projects with a wide range of dosage forms; i.e. Solutions, Emulsion, Suspension formulations including sterile inhalation and ophthalmic products.
• To conduct formulation development work including pre-formulation, formulation characterisation, process development and scale-up.
• To transfer formulations and manufacturing processes into GMP manufacturing.
• To oversee the manufacturing activities for registration batches to support regulatory submissions.
• To assist manufacturing operations in problem solving, investigations and corrective actions for registration and scale up batches.
• To write experimental protocols, validation criteria and reports.




Applicants should have the following experience / qualifications:

• Must be a Graduate within a Life Sciences discipline, or equivalent.
• MS/PhD in Life Sciences desirable.
• Trained in pharmaceutical industry related to formulation development of sterile dosage forms. Devices experience would be highly desirable.
• Experienced in formulation science in a GMP R&D pharmaceutical environment.
• Experience of Quality by Design.
• Proficient in statistical techniques such as Design of Experiments with a focus on formulation development, problem solving and scale-up in a pharmaceutical environment.
• Must be able to successfully interface with analytical development, regulatory, engineering and manufacturing operations to execute batch production activities.


In return we will offer you a clean, safe and professional environment where you will be rewarded for your dedication and given the opportunity to really contribute. We look to develop and progress our team through the business and provide a competitive salary, good holiday entitlement, pension scheme, permanent health insurance and life


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Drug Analysis and Formulation

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