Formulation Specialist M/W


Ploermel, FR, 56803

Job Function:  Development
Anticipated Start Date:  09/01/2023
Job Type:  Full-Time

Are you looking for...

an exciting professional challenge? 

We are one of the leading European contract manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare sectors, with some 2,000 employees in Germany, France, Finland and the UK. For us, the next step is always the one that matters most. Our fast pace drives us forward, fills our working environment with life and spurs our growth. Our winning formula for shared success: room for passion. Because we know that passion is the best medicine when it comes to excellent service around the world. Welcome to NextPharma.


Your profile:

If you wish to join a close-knit team with a high level of technical skills to give a new impetus to your career, do not hesitate to send your application!

You have at least a Master's Degree (university, engineering school, faculty of pharmacy, etc.) specialising in formulation and already have experience in the field of pharmaceutical development.

You are recognised for your skills, particularly in lipid formulations. You also have a solid knowledge in the following areas Quality by Design, ICH, FDA guidelines, EMEA guidelines, etc.

Due to the project and international environment of the mission, a fluent level of English is necessary for this position.

Finally, you are dynamic, rigorous and organised. You will be able to mobilise your analytical and synthesis skills and be able to make proposals thanks to a sharp critical mind. Finally, your interpersonal skills will enable you to work effectively with both your colleagues and clients.

Your future responsibilities:

Within the team, composed of 4 people, your main missions will be the following:

1) Develop formulations and pharmaceutical forms:

  • Design the development plan and work programmes in accordance with the established quotations and deadlines
  • Carry out the required experiments, tests and/or batches according to the defined internal work instructions
  •  Compile and analyse the results obtained
  • Write documentation associated with laboratory activities (laboratory notebooks, presentations, reports) and development area activities (protocols, batch records, presentations, reports)
  • Participate in internal and client meetings related to assigned projects

2) Support to development and production teams:

  • Propose recommendations and/or technical solutions following the production of batches in the development area
  • Contribute to the drafting/review of documentation (Risk assessment, protocols and reports for technical and clinical batches)

3) Participate in the management of the laboratory:

  • Take responsibility for the assigned laboratory equipment (implementation, maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting).
  • Ensure that documentation (procedures, instructions) related to development activities is in place and up to date
  • Contribute to the management of raw materials and consumables

In addition, you will provide scientific expertise to development and other departments in the context of investigations, deviations and/or continuous improvement projects. You will be able to participate in and/or lead cross-functional working groups.


It's time for your next chapter:

We look forward to receiving your application.