Postdoc Formulation scientist

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 19 Oct 2023 - 22:00 (UTC)

23 Sep 2023
Job Information

Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)
Research Field

Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

19 Oct 2023 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

We are looking for a formulation scientist to pursue our ambitious endeavours regarding in-house product development towards clinical trials and collaboration projects with other academic and industrial partners. In your position, you will be responsible for all formulation- and correlated analytical aspects of our clinical candidate development. You will identify the key questions and execute all relevant experiments to address these.

You will be responsible for leading all formulation and analytical activities:

  • Documentation of all process and analytical development in suitable protocols and reports for future reference in IMPD and QA documentation.
  • Identify key analytical questions per project, determine required quality levels,
  • select appropriate analytical approaches.
  • Contribute to project plans based on mutually defined quality criteria, together with the project team and external collaborators.
  • Execute an agreed project plan in line with pre-set quality levels on content, timelines and budget.

In this job you will have the opportunity to work on the interface between academia and industry, in a multidisciplinary team with ambitious colleagues, using your talents and competences in the development of innovative drug products. There will be an opportunity to grow from a content perspective as well as on a personal and career level.

Specific Requirements

We are looking for a teamplayer with excellent communication and organization skills. Candidates with a PhD degree in polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmaceutics or another relevant background are preferred. Significant Industrial experience is required.
In addition you have experience with:

  • Formulation development projects, ideally in the field of innovative (polymeric) drug products and/or nanoparticle formulations.
  • Design and conduct of formulation and analytical development projects.
  • Relevant chromatographic (LC, SEC) and detection techniques (UV, RI).
  • QA/QC systems, infrastructure, and corresponding guidelines.

You are able to work in a multidisciplinary working environment. You also are a self-starting, analytical and creative problem-solver with ample awareness for quality aspects. Finally, you are fluent in English, both in word and in writing.

Additional Information

Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. And there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together.

  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.230 and € 5.088 (scale 10) based on full-time employment.
  • From 1 November 2023 the wages will increase by 4%.
  • An annual vacation allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
  • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • Discount on your supplementary health insurance. You can make use of two collective health insurance policies: UMC Health Insurance and CZ Collective. They offer many extras to stay vital and healthy, such as a prevention budget, workshops, and apps.
  • We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.

In addition to our terms of employment , we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the CAO UMC .

Selection process

Any questions? Please contact Prof. Carl Figdor , via +31 (0)24 361 76 00. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Additional comments

Any questions? Please contact Prof. Carl Figdor , via +31 (0)24 361 76 00. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

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Work Location(s)
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Postal Code
6525 GA
Geert Grooteplein-Zuid 10

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Geert Grooteplein-Zuid 10
Postal Code

6525 GA


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