Year in Industry – 12 month placement


Nottingham UK


Full time, permanent

Year in Industry – 12 month placement

Year in Industry – 12 month placement

  • Associate Development Scientist
  • Associate Manufacturing Scientist
  • Associate Analytical 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.

Associate Development Scientist

Working as part of the R&D team, you will be part working on client and internal scientific research projects. You will be directly involved in undertaking laboratory practical and written project work to achieve project goals and milestones. Techniques include:

  • Spray-drying
  • Granulation and tableting
  • Characterisation of solutions by HPLC, UV and DLS.
  • Characterisation of powders by laser diffraction, DVS, DSC, and physical tests such as bulk and tapped density and flow.
  • Characterisation of dosage forms by dissolution testing, physical testing and stability testing.

The Associate Development Scientist will suit a student with strong problem-solving skills, the ability to work independently and in a team, and excellent technical knowledge of some aspects of pharmaceutical development (analytical or formulation).

Associate Manufacturing Scientist

Working as part of the GMP team, you will be part of a busy group working on the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for clinical trials. Your role will encompass both desk and practical activities, including stock management, documentation preparation and practical activities within the manufacturing facility. Equipment includes blenders, a roller compactor, a rotary tablet press and spray dryers. As the role is based in the GMP team, working under the Upperton Quality System is essential.

The Associate Manufacturing Scientist role will suit a student with good technical knowledge of pharmaceutical formulation development, attention to detail, strong written skills, and ability to work independently as directed.

Associate Analytical Scientist

Working within the Analytical Services team, you will be responsible for performing tests on samples in accordance with defined analytical methods, standard operating procedures, and good manufacturing practice (GMP), as part of Quality Control testing and to support R&D projects. A range of analytical techniques are employed, including HPLC, FTIR, pH, Karl-Fischer, dissolution, polarimetry, and UV spectrometry.

Good attention to detail, a meticulous approach to laboratory work, sound technical knowledge and interest in troubleshooting analytical challenges are important qualities for the role of Associate Analytical Scientist

What you will get in return

Working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Frida.  You’ll receive a competitive salary of £21,255.

We are located at Trent Gateway, Technology Drive, a short distance from Beeston town centre and close to Nottingham City Centre. With excellent transport routes.

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!
  • 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 fund raising events.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

Please specify on within your covering letter which position you are interested in. Please also state which year of your degree the placement year covers (e.g 2nd year of 3, 3rd year or 4, final year)

Closing date for applications is 31st January 2024.