1 week ago

Pharmaceutical Process Scientist

Merthyr Tydfil Competitive Permanent

Pharmaceutical Process Scientist

We are exclusively partnered with a leading, global pharmaceutical company who have one of their key sites based in South Wales. We are now supporting the recruitment for a new member of the Process Optimisation team – this is a crucial position overseeing the scale up of processes from formulation within the laboratory, into manufacturing.

With the benefit of a global, established name, yet working on the specific site in South Wales within a growing and collaborative team, this opportunity gives you the chance to be a part of a rapidly growing business and to make a genuine contribution. Our client has gone from strength to strength in recent years and after expanding their current site, has further plans for headcount expansion across 2022 and beyond.

This is a varied role which will encompass process optimisation/ development, technical transfer and validation activities. This position would suit a pharmaceutical professional who has previously formulated or produced liquids or solid dosage, and also has some initial experience with either; process development, validation or technical transfer. Our client is happy to train where necessary.

The position:

  • The key focus will be to lead complex Process Optimisation projects for their assigned project, produce GMP documents and lead deviation investigations.
  • Leading late-stage development and optimisation/scale-up of new projects
  • To act as a subject matter expert for the assigned project to support all internal and external technical requirements
  • To conduct or supervise experimental work (in Operations or Laboratory)
  • Leading failure investigations to determine root cause and support CAPA implementation (e.g., GMP Deviations or failures).
  • To ensure that production schedules are adhered to 100% of the time and where this is not possible that root causes are captured and improvements proposed
  • Responsible for the preparation and review of technical and GMP documentation including manufacturing batch records, Protocols, Reports, SOP and procedures, Risk Assessments and safety assessments.


  • Applicants must have a relevant scientific degree (Chemistry/ Pharmacy/ Chemical Engineering)
  • Applicants should have 2 years+ work experience in pharmaceutical or related industry
  • Technical transfer or validation experience would be an advantage
  • Previous process development experience is preferred
  • Ability to manage own projects within timelines
  • Excellent communication and enthusiasm to learn new skills

Key Words: Processing, process engineer, bioprocess, optimisation, Chemistry, formulation, development, analytical science, batch, trial, pilot production, GMP, development, research, R+D, solid dose, liquid, tablet, capsule, non steriles, non-sterile, Cgmp, pharma, healthcare, project.

Harris Lord is acting as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this vacancy.

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