Pharmaceutical Formulation and Development Specialist (KTP Associate)

University of Strathclyde in partnership with Lamellar Biomedical Limited 
Location: Holytown, North Lanarkshire
Salary: £30k-£33k p.a. plus £4k development budget
Closing Date: 25th November 2018

This 24 month post is based in Lamellar Biomedical Limited, which is located in central Scotland at Maxim Park, Eurocentral, ML1 4WR in partnership with Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. You should possess a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related field and have experience in working in drug formulation/pharmaceutics. You will be responsible for formulation and design of LAMELLASOME™ vesicles in a range of formats. You will also be response for coordinating activities between the academic and company bases; maintaining excellent records including a project database and embedding project knowledge back into the company base. Experience of working in drug product formulation is essential, and experience of working in a GMP/GLP and/or industrial environment is desirable. Experience of formulating and characterising lipid delivery systems would be advantageous. You will possess excellent communication and problem solving skills and a strong ability to plan, organise and work in team. This position forms part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). To find out more about KTP please visit: www.ktpws.org.uk.

It is anticipated that following this 24-month appointment, there may be the opportunity for the candidate to be offered future employment directly with Lamellar Biomedical. Lamellar Biomedical is a biotechnology company developing new medical products using the capabilities of their proprietary LAMELLASOME™ technology. LAMELLASOME™ technology has been used to form multiple platform technologies in the areas of chronic fibrosis, infection and a targeted therapeutic approach to serious and rare diseases.

The position will provide the unique opportunity for an enthusiastic graduate to be instrumental in the formulation, development and characterisation of novel LAMELLASOME™ products. Further details are available by contacting either Prof Yvonne Perrie (yvonne.perrie@strath.ac.uk) or Karen Hutcheson (hutchesonk@lamellar.com).

The position includes extensive professional development opportunities and a generous personal development budget. With the support of academic experts and a KTP Adviser this is an unique opportunity which offers an extremely interesting, varied and challenging role.

Outline of Job:

The successful candidate, supported by academic staff at the University of Strathclyde, will develop lipid based formulations including LAMELLASOMETM technology. They will be expected to work as part of a multi-disciplined team informing and influencing both at a technical and managerial level. The successful candidate will be responsible for development and characterisation of new formulations, maintaining accurate records and preparing supporting documentation for subsequent pre-clinical testing for subsequent development as healthcare products.

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