Development Scientist – Biotech GMP Facility (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Innovative Pharmaceutical Company with a strong R&D Background
  • Exciting Opportunity in Formulation
  • Permanent Role with Competitve Salary, Friendly Work Environment & Excellent Career Opportunities



Our client is well known, successful ASX listed pharmaceutical company that develops and commercialises a range of patented products for the global market. Based in Melbourne’s CBD, they continue to grow by developing and commercialising a range of products to assist with patient drug delivery.

Boasting modern facilities and state of the art laboratories, our client offers a friendly, supportive work environment and access parking as well as public transport.



Due to continued growth, our client is looking to appoint a Formulation Scientist to join their Development Team. Main duties will include:

  • Formulation development, laboratory testing (including solubility and in-vitro permeation studies) and laboratory scale manufacture of pharmaceutical products, in particular topical products
  • New development opportunities through literature review and conducting experiments
  • Generation of data to evaluate and support intellectual property
  • Write and review study protocols, characterisation and formulation development reports
  • Support pre-clinical through to scale-up activities, which includes tasks such as conducting analysis, optimising physicochemical testing, method validation and technology transfer



A true team player, the ideal candidate will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science or higher in a relevant field
  • Strong formulation skills in topical and/or generic products, OR experience in product development in the pharmaceutical or cosmetics industry
  • Adept at performing and interpreting literature searches
  • Excellent report writing skills, including IP protection documentation
    Experience in semi-solid formulation development, HPLC experience and working in a quality system environment are all desirable
  • Must be a lateral and innovative thinker with a strong practical ability, with a skill set that covers for instance: Design of Experiments; Quality by Design and superior statistical methods
  • You will possess excellent time management skills, attention to detail and a strong ability to multi-task
  • Key to this role will be your flexible “can do” attitude, excellent work ethic and initiative whilst working autonomously or as part of a team



Our client offers a dynamic environment that fosters a work culture emphasising Innovation, Urgency, Integrity, and Results with a commitment to attract and retain highly motivated and qualified people.

The working environment is one that embodies vision and values, celebrates diversity of background and thought, and supports a balance of professional and personal needs.



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria. If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call the team at CS Executive Group Incorporating ChemSkill on 03 9516 0100.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other similar roles.