Research & Development Scientist – Pharmaceutical Formulations (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Well Regarded 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, multimillion dollar pharmaceutical company that produces a range of prescription and OTC Medications for both their own brands and strategic international partners. Based in Melbourne’s South East, they continue to grow by investing in development and commercialising new products. Adding to their range, they assist Medical Practitioners and Pharmaceutical Retailers in generating positive patient outcomes.



Due to continued growth, our client is looking to appoint an experienced Formulation Scientist to join their Development Team. This permanent full-time position reports to the R&D / Validation Project Manager and its main purpose is to assist the team with various formulation projects.

As the successful candidate, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Formulation development, including technical development for theoretical, bench and pilot scale
  • Documentation for all test results, specifications and finalisation of formulations, including appropriate formatting for the Master File
  • Process improvements and product investigations to assist with the introduction of the new formulation into commercial production
  • Construction of experimental studies to provide supporting data to resolve technical issues encountered during development
  • Write and review procedures, quotes and specifications needed to support product development activities
  • Reformulation of existing products to meet commercial needs of increased safety, quality or performance



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

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical or Formulation Science or similar
  • Strong formulation skills in the pharmaceutical or related industries
  • Adept at performing and interpreting literature searches
  • More than five years’ experience formulating non sterile liquid and solid dosage forms
  • A thorough knowledge of the Australian Code of GMP, and its applications
  • Excellent time management skills, including the ability to multi-task and a superior attention to detail
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and Data Management systems
  • Strong customer service skills, including the ability to listen and translate user requirements into practical and effective solutionsIn addition to the above, a background in Analytical
  • Chemistry within the Pharmaceutical Industry would be an advantage


Why Apply?

Our client offers a dynamic environment that fosters a work culture emphasising Innovation, Integrity, and Commitment, in turn attracting and retaining 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.



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 on 03 9516 0100. After hours, feel free to contact Helen on 0438 620 434.


Thank You

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.

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