Collins McNicholas

R&D Formulation Scientist II 



 Design and execute formulation development experiments (e.g. literature searches, reverse engineering, degradation kinetic studies, contact material compatibility and selection of packaging).

  • Identify suitable manufacturing process parameters through use of Quality by Design experiments and principals.

  • Perform Wet Chemistry testing for API, Excipients and Products under Development and Stability phases.


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  • Identify process unit operation parameters and performs scale up trials with tech transfer to production.

  • Solve routine problems and develops solutions in more unusual situations with direction from line manager.

  • Write reports and prepare documentation (Laboratory notebooks, SOPs, batch records, study protocols, Development Reports).




  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a science related discipline (Preferably Chemistry or Biotechnology), with 2-4 years’ experience within a formulation role.

  • Formulation development skills including understanding of solubility, degradation mechanisms and kinetics impacting shelf life. Physicochemical properties of molecule that can impact interactions with packaging, contact parts during manufacture.

  • Basic understanding of different analytical methods used to characterize injectable dosage forms e.g. UV, HPLC.

  • Knowledge of unit operations and process parameters used in sterile product manufacture. GLP and GMP awareness.

  • Ability to problem solve applying scientific rationale to product development.

  • Good communication skills (verbal & written) and a team player.

  • Proficiency in speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing English is required. 

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