Pharmaceutical Development Specialist (KTP Associate)

University of Strathclyde / Target Healthcare Ltd
Location: East Kilbride
Salary: £35,000-38,000 (plus £4k training and development)
Closing date: 16 May 2022

We are looking for a pharmaceutical development scientist to join an exciting new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), part of a national, Government-supported initiative providing graduates with fast-track career opportunities through work on challenging, industry-related projects. This project is designed to enable the development of a robust framework of processes to accurately assign product shelf-life to monoclonal antibodies. By embedding knowledge to assess the stability and shelf-life of monoclonal antibodies, this project offers an innovative opportunity to build upon our existing aseptic manufacturing capability, and develop a new platform capability that can be extended to robustly assess the shelf-life of monoclonal antibodies with a range of different stability profiles.

This 24-month project will be fully supported by a team of leading experts in pharmaceuticals and healthcare from the Target Healthcare Group and the University of Strathclyde. The Target Healthcare Group is a niche pharmaceutical developer, manufacturer and supplier to the retail pharmacy, pharmaceutical wholesaler, hospital and homecare markets. Within the Group, Quantum Pharmaceutical is the UK's leading manufacturer and supplier of unlicensed medicines and hard-to-source products. We offer an unrivalled product range, backed by expert knowledge and exceptional customer service. Throughout the UK, the Group employs close to 300, including pharmacists, skilled technicians, procurement, warehouse and customer services staff. The project is based in Target Healthcare Limited, located in central Scotland (East Kilbride), in partnership with Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

This position will provide a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic graduate and offers a challenging and rewarding job with real responsibility and the opportunity to make essential and tangible improvements in an ambitious and dynamic company. For this role, you should possess a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Chemistry related field and have experience working in drug analysis/product quantification. You will be responsible for designing and delivering a range of stability testing protocols and the associated pharmaceutical analysis methods required to ensure the quality of the product can be evaluated. You will also be responsible for coordinating activities between the academic and company bases and maintaining excellent records, including a project database and embedding project knowledge back into the company base. Experience of working in drug product evaluation is essential, and experience of working in a GMP/GLP and/or industrial environment is desirable. You will possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills and a strong ability to plan, organise and work in a team.

By joining this team, you will work with knowledgeable, qualified and compassionate employees dedicated to providing the highest levels of service. Each team member has been selected based on growing the team’s reputation as hardworking and forward-thinking, providing exceptional customer service to our valued customers. In addition, this position includes extensive professional development opportunities and a generous personal development budget. With the support of academic experts and a KTP Adviser, this is a unique opportunity that offers an exciting, varied and challenging role. Your development will also be supported by a planned programme of training courses, including a £4k personal development budget and mentoring from experienced industrial and academic supervisors. It is anticipated that following this 24-month appointment there may be the opportunity for the candidate to be offered future employment directly with Target Healthcare Ltd.

Formal interviews for this post will be held on a date to be confirmed.

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