R220750 - Formulation and process development scientist – KTP Associate

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Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime

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Aston Pharmacy School
Location:  Catalent Pharma Solutions, Frankland Road, Blagrove, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 8RU
Salary:  £32,000 per annum
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (30 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 30 November 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R220750
Release Date:  Monday 31 October 2022

This role is an exciting opportunity for candidates holding an MSc/MRes, preferably a PhD in Pharmacy or related discipline. The candidate should have a strong understanding of pharmaceutical formulations and process development. Experience in characterisation of excipients, formulation of particulate systems, analytical method development, in-vitro cell line permeability assessment, manufacturing processes such as mixing and freeze drying, process design and optimisation would be an advantage. 

The objective of this KTP project is to develop a formulation roadmap and integrated manufacturing process for the Zydis technology platform and to define how processing parameters influence the formulation of different drugs with poor bioavailability characteristics. 

This is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Catalent Pharma Solutions and Innovate UK. It is essential you understand how KTP works and the vital role you will play if you secure this position. To learn more please visit www.aston.ac.uk/ktp

The Company: Catalent UK (CUK) is a subsidiary of Catalent, Inc, a publicly traded US company. It is part of the Oral & Specialty Delivery (OSD) business unit, focusing on integrated development and analytical services, offering oral drug delivery technologies for the development and commercial manufacture and supply of solid oral dosage forms.

More about the company: https://www.catalent.com/our-locations/europe/swindon-uk/  

Aston University: You will work in a project team with Prof. Afzal Mohammed, Chair in Pharmaceutics at the College of Health and Life Sciences, Dr Dan Kirby, Pharmacy Lecturer, and the Senior Management Team at Catalent UK, with the support of the IUK’s Knowledge Transfer Adviser.  

Location: You will be based predominantly at Catalent Pharma Solutions in Swindon but will undertake laboratory work at Aston University in central Birmingham. Some travel to key clients may also be required. 

For informal enquiries about this role please contact: Prof Afzal Mohammed, a.u.r.mohammed@aston.ac.uk  


Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/ , recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk .


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