Development Scientist


Nottingham, UK


Full time, permanent

Development Scientist


Upperton Pharma Solutions is a Nottingham-based CDMO that specialises in the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products, providing a complete service from early-stage feasibility to GMP clinical manufacture. Formulations cover a range of delivery routes, typically including oral (tablets & capsules), nasal and inhaled.

Continued growth and investment into the business has led to the creation of exciting new job opportunities; in our new GMP Manufacturing headquarters in Beeston, Nottingham. Upperton Pharma Solutions is undergoing a period of significant expansion to meet international customer demand and offer a comprehensive drug development portfolio, so now is a great time to join our team.

Development Scientists work within our R&D department to develop new and existing drug products as part of client programmes. Technologies used include spray drying, micronisation and lipidic formulation development, and dosage forms include tablets, capsules, liquids, inhalers, and nasal devices. A range of material sciences characterisation equipment, as well as conventional analytical equipment (e.g. HPLC) is used to support development activities.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage own practical and written project work as directed, using the company’s processes safely to meet project requirements.
  • Operate various equipment involved in the manufacturing and testing of materials and products, at laboratory and pilot scale.
  • Complete accurate process documentation to support laboratory work, manufacturing and quality control including operating records, lab books, batch records and project reports.
  • Prepare technical documentation such as standard operating procedures and risk assessments.
  • Work within the Upperton Quality System.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Must have excellent communication, influencing and problem-solving skills.
  • Takes ownership of work and results.
  • Provides technical input to own projects.
  • Ability to effectively contribute within a team environment and work on own initiative.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.

Desirable Experience:

  • Able to support junior staff in project-based activities, providing leadership in laboratory activities.
  • Provides technical input to own project.
  • Previous experience in a laboratory-based role at another CXO or similar organisation.

What you will get in return

We offer employees not only a competitive salary but also an excellent suite of benefits including:

  • 25 days plus bank holidays and your birthday off!
  • Annual bonus based on company and individual performance
  • Company contributory pension package
  • Life insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance through Vitality
  • Internal and external training courses and professional development support
  • Free onsite car parking

We know it is the little things that make every day special, so we also organise employee events for you to attend throughout the year, like our annual Christmas party, summer party and charity fundraising events.

Apply below with your CV and covering letter.

Closing date for applications is 31st July 2024.

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