Process Development Scientist


Nottingham, UK


Full time, permanent

Process 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; with plenty of opportunities to grow and development within our evolving business. 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.

The role

Reporting into the Senior Manufacturing Scientist or Principal Scientist position, the role of the Process Development Scientist will primarily undertake Technical Transfer activities to achieve project goals and milestones, and to meet project targets.

These activities will be performed across a brand-new multi-product state of the art manufacturing facility as well and newly equipped research and development laboratories. Dosage forms include, but are not limited to, tablets, capsules, liquids, inhalers, and nasal devices.

Activities will be focused on technical transfer manufacturing on projects spanning from Phase 1 through to late phase/commercial but, will also include some aspects of clinical manufacturing and equipment/facility cleaning.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake manufacturing activities as directed, using the company’s processes safely to meet batch production requirements.
  • Operate various equipment involved in the manufacturing and testing of products, at various batch scales.
  • Data interpretation with a senior/principal scientist to make key formulation/processing decisions to progress a project.
  • Support in generation of data presentations for customers on a weekly/fortnightly basis.
  • Support in the generation of technical transfer and technical batch reports for internal and customer approvals.
  • Complete all documentation accurately in full to support technical batch manufacturing activities including logbooks, batch records and log cards.
  • Manage and maintain equipment and the manufacturing facility, including cleaning duties.
  • Support in the procurement, receipt and booking in of raw materials.
  • Work and adhere to the Upperton Quality Management System.

Preferred skills and experience

  • Educated to degree level or higher in a related scientific/technical discipline or have relevant work experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organisation skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to effectively contribute within a team environment and work on own initiative.
  • Strong focus on quality and safety.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis to support in late stage design of experiments data interpretation (preferred).

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 22nd July 2024.

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