Formulations Chemist

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Job Overview
To develop and manufacture veterinary pharmaceutical dosage forms, from pre-formulation through regulatory submission, whilst adhering to the quality standards outlined in VICH Guidelines and the Pharmaceutical Section Policy Document

Main Activities

  • Development and optimisation of Pharmaceutical dosage forms for veterinary use to include, but not limited to, oral tablets, suspensions and solutions, sterile injectable suspensions and solutions, topical suspensions and solutions, and intra-mammary preparations.
  • Development and optimisation of manufacturing process for routine manufacture of Pharmaceutical dosage forms
  • Provide support for Continuous Improvement efforts for existing products
  • Perform physical chemical analysis of API and drug product for new and existing projects
  • Assist development and validation of analytical methods for new and existing products
  • Assist with reverse engineering of commercial products
  • Develop product specifications for new products
  • Prepare Pharmaceutical Development reports in support of Regulatory submissions
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare reports for both group and R&D management
  • Ensure compliance with SOPs and GxP requirements
  • Prepare and maintain Standard Operating Procedures
  • Train laboratory staff in SOP’s and operation techniques
  • Other duties as requested by management

Essential Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a chemistry or pharmacy related discipline
  • Experience of drug product development and/or manufacture
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office suite
  • Working knowledge of GMP and (V)ICH requirements

Desired criteria:

  • Degree, Masters or PhD in a chemistry or pharmacy related discipline
  • At least 2 years hands on experience of drug product development and/or manufacture incorporating multiple dosage forms
  • Experience of supporting ANDA regulatory submission
  • Experience of Quality by Design
  • Use of statistical software e.g. Minitab, GraphPad Prism
  • Experience of Design of Experiments

Duration: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Newry, Co. Down
Remuneration: Salary Attractive
Benefits: Free Life Assurance, Company Pension Scheme, 30 days annual leave, Wedding Leave, Employee well-being initiatives, Healthcare plan, Company Sick Pay, Employee Assistance Programme, On-site free parking, Canteen Facilities, Employee Perks scheme, Discounted Car Insurance, Annual Employee raffle, employee recognition scheme, career development opportunities and much more…

Contact: The Human Resources Department

Norbrook Laboratories Limited employs a workforce with members of all sections of the community and is committed to appointing people purely on the basis of merit. In accordance with our equal opportunities policy we would particularly like to welcome applicants from the Protestant Community.

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