Senior Scientist Liquid and Solid Formulation Development

Location Mechelen, Belgium
Discipline: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Cherish Becker

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Job ref: 10551
Published: about 2 months ago

One of the leading CDMOs in Europe providing high-quality, customized drug development solutions for specialty and biopharma clients is looking for an Senior Scientist Liquid and Solid Formulation Development! Our focus is to support clients on the earliest phases of their development pathway (from API to the clinical packaging).

Its Belgian subsidiary is based in Ghent, offering a complete drug development package for new drug entities (biological and chemical) up to early clinical phases to third parties to help them in speeding up the development and manufacturing of their drugs.


We are looking for a person that reports to the Pharmaceutical Development Manager in expanding the growth of the company.

His/her main responsibilities are:

  • You develop and characterize new drug delivery formulations for different applications in the medical field

  • The focus will be on the development of innovative solid and liquid formulations, enhancing bioavailability and controlling drug release of difficult-to-formulate drug candidates

  • The function consists of planning and performing experimental work in a high tech environment together with data interpretation and reporting of the experiments performed

  • In addition, you investigate new and innovative techniques, thereby contributing to the improvement of services offered

  • You will act as a lead scientist, being a member of different project teams and coordinating the experimental formulation tasks and the more junior members in the team


  • You have a PhD with scientific orientation (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bio-Engineering, Science or Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemistry …) or equivalent experience acquired through professional background

  • You have a strong interest in drug research and development and the associated production technologies

  • You have experience in the development and manufacturing of solid and/or liquid formulations

  • You work accurately, you are technically minded and able to work independently after training in the matter entrusted to you

  • You are flexible

  • You have strong written and oral communication and presentation skills

  • You have experience with software such as Word and Excel


We are an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable.


  • Work in a fast growing organization.

  • A position with responsibility within a dynamic company.

  • Personal development through learning on the job and additional external training.

  • A market-oriented compensation.


For more information please contact me at: +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or