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Formulation Scientist

Formulation Scientist

Posted 27 September 2018 by TEVA

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas. We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

We're Teva, a global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare to patients around the world.

We develop, produce and market affordable generic medicines, as well as innovative and specialty pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter consumer healthcare products, along with supplying active pharmaceutical ingredients to nearly 1,000 customers in over 100 countries.

Today we have a portfolio of more than 1,800 molecules and we produce approximately 120 billion tablets and capsules a year.

We combine the strengths of the world's top generics company with excellence in specialty medicine development, and we have an integrated, sustainable approach that's making better days for patients all around the world.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Formulation Scientist at our site in Larne, Northern Ireland. This role is a Fixed term contract for 6 months

As Formulation scientist you will be responsible to deliver on development projects in line with corporate goals and local KPIs. In addition you will be responsible to develop systems and processes to ensure the department and site functions efficiently

Key responsibilites:

*Plan and execute formulation activities associated with assigned projects in line with corporate goals and local KPIs.

*Develop plans and reports which manage and describe the product formulation and process development process in line with local procedures and ICH guidance.

*Participate in risk assessments during the planning phase of projects in order to maximize prior knowledge utilization.

*Participate in laboratory, process development, process scale-up and validation (both equipment and process validation) studies.

*Conduct transfer of manufacturing processes from laboratory through to commercial scale.

*Use techniques such as experimental design to develop reproducible and robust products and processes.

*Maintain accurate project and laboratory records including development records and protocols.

*Provide technical input to senior management and prepare written and/or oral presentations, as required.

*Participate in all activities associated with regulatory fillings (e.g. regulatory submissions (ANDAs), information requests, response to complete response letters, scientific advice meetings, pre ANDA meetings and controlled correspondence). Ensure that these activities are completed and in line with corporate goals and local KPIs.

*Take steps to build on the overall safety and compliance culture of the department and work towards the goal of ensuing that no safety or quality restrictions are placed on the site.

*Mange procurement of CAPEX spend associated with projects, including spend at third party sites.


Minimum requirement

* Degree in a science based project

* PhD in a science based subject

* Experience with Microsoft - Excel, powerpoint and Word

* Experimental design and interpretation of Data

* Proven communication skills (written & verbal)

* Proven ability to maintain high standards of work and attention to detail

* Demonstrable planning, organisation and time management skills

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

* Ability to work as part of a team.


* Degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Engineering

* PhD in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Engineering

* A Level Mathematics

* Yellow or Green belt Six sigma Qualification

* Experience working within a cGMP environment

* Knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations 21 Part 211

* Knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations 21 Part 820 & ISO 13845

* Experience in medical device and combination products

* Experience in formulation and process development

* Experience of solid oral dosage forms

* Experience working with 5S and six sigma

Teva's Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

Required skills

  • Drugs
  • Science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research & Development

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