Development Scientist

Job Ref: J31054
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Biotech/Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Food & FMCG, Chemicals, Medical Devices
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 13 March 2019
  • Cheshire, England, UK Cheshire Cheshire UK CH2 4NU
  • £30,000 - £35,000 per Annum
  • Faye Allison
  • 0161 868 2218

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Development Scientist required, based in Cheshire. Requiring a degree in a Chemistry or Bioscience discipline, with significant industrial experience of formulating and developing medical-grade products, pharmaceuticals, aerosols respiratory products or similar. Will ideally have prior experience of product scale up and GMP.

Title: Development Scientist

Location: Cheshire

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Employment Term: Permanent

SRG is working with a leading chemicals manufacturer who supply raw materials for a range of medical-grade products. As part of a new project, they are now looking for an experienced Development Scientist to join the team at their new facility in Cheshire. The role will involve formulating new products, using experimental design and trials to generate sample materials and data for customer use. This position would be well suited to someone with significant experience of medical, respiratory or pharmaceutical product development or manufacture.

Benefits: Opportunity to be part of a brand new project team, involved in lab set-up and development of a new product line. Excellent benefits package, including 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days with option for extra day, generous company pension scheme, private healthcare, income protection and target-based bonus. 37.5 working hours per week, flexible start/finish times.

Role / Description:

  • Developing new formulations, undertaking controlled experiments and trials to determine optimal performance criteria for development projects
  • Generating plans and protocols based on experimentation and trials
  • Preparing and operating development laboratory equipment using SOPs and cGMP processes to produce clinical trial samples
  • Supporting the new development facility, including set up and use of laboratory equipment and procedures
  • Cleaning, maintaining and supporting the qualification of laboratory equipment and services
  • Producing timely, accurate and informative reports on current development projects to management
  • Writing and conducting safety/risk assessments for procedures, techniques and technologies
  • Maintain inventory of materials, equipment and consumables


  • Minimum degree level qualification in a Chemistry- or Bioscience-based discipline
  • Proven experience of lab-based development of pharmaceutical, aerosol, medical, powder or respiratory products
  • Experience of pilot trial and scale up projects would be would considered highly advantageous
  • Understanding and practical knowledge of GMP
  • Willing and able to lead projects and problem solving activities
  • Versatile, adaptable and able to change priorities according to situation

This role would be an excellent opportunity for an experienced Development or Formulation Scientist to contribute to a major new project in a global company.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV . For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Faye on 0161 868 2218

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: formulation, development, chemistry, pharmaceutical, drug development, medical grade, respiratory, aerosol, powders, MDI, respiratory, inhalant, GMP, cGMP, Good Manufacturing Practice, wet chemistry, medical device, laboratory, chemical, leadership, project

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