R&D Scientist or R&D Senior Scientist – Biopharmaceuticals

18.8.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat


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About Nanoform 

Nanoform is an innovative drug particle engineering and nanotechnology company listed on the Premier-segment of Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Helsinki and Stockholm. Nanoform works together with pharma and biotech partners globally to reduce attrition in clinical trials and enhance their molecules’ formulation performance through its nanoforming services. Leveraging our in-house developed AI engine Starmap® we can also predict which customer molecules show most promise for our technology. Nanoform’s capabilities include GMP manufacturing, and its services span the small to large molecule development space with a focus on solving key issues in drug solubility and bioavailability and on enabling novel drug delivery applications.   

R&D Scientist or R&D Senior Scientist – Biopharmaceuticals 

With a view of developing our organization further, we are now seeking an experienced R&D Scientist or R&D Senior Scientist who shares our ambition to develop break-through products for nanoparticles, to join our Bio-team in the R&D unit. The position is fulltime, and it is focused on the characterization and development of biological nanoparticles. The position includes laboratory work. The scientist reports to the Bio-team leader. The location for the job is in our facilities in Helsinki, Finland. The seniority of the applicant will be reviewed during the recruitment process.   

You will be responsible for  

  • Designing and developing biopharmaceuticals and processes for drug products for R&D purposes 
  • Planning, coordinating and ensuring timely execution of realistic protocols and reports for feasibility work following current Good Manufacturing Practices and company standards
  • Evaluating product testing results and provide next steps for continued development 
  • Preparation and delivery of reports, SOPs, and technical presentations for both internal and external parties
  • Participating in relevant meetings/teleconferences with clients
  • Collaborating within cross-functional teams to ensure products are developed to targeted consumer preferences on time and agreed-upon cost targets
  • Managing multiple development projects in a timely manner
  • Staying current with recent advances and trends in the drug delivery technology and regulatory policies
  • Providing support to the Pharmaceutical Development unit and QC  
  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal experience   

  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is a prerequisite
  • Demonstrated skill in developing biopharmaceuticals
  • Experience of Good Laboratory Practices
  • Experience with nanoparticles
  • Experience with the analytical characterization of large molecule formulations
  • Knowledge of protein and nucleic acid chemistry, degradation pathways, and stabilization techniques  
  • Knowledge of regulatory documentation, in particular ICH pharmaceutical guidelines
  • Experience with various delivery routes and manufacturing processes
  • A high degree of professionalism, ethics and integrity  
  • Knowledge in the application of QbD concept in design, execution, and      interpretation of product and process development experiments 
  • Familiarity with Intellectual Property (IP)

Required Degree 

R&D Scientist:  

· Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field with at least three years of relevant industry experience 

· Preferable: PhD degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field with relevant industry experience with at least three years of relevant industry experience

R&D Senior scientist:  

· PhD degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field with at least five years of relevant industry experience   

Personal qualities we are looking for 

· Excellent laboratory skills and experience working with biological compounds 

· Strong organizational skills, skillful experiment planning and attention to detail 

· Safe and productive work mindset 

· Excellent problem-solving skills 

· You can work in a high-pressure environment  

  • Strong ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work in an interdisciplinary and evolving environment
  • Good presentation and written/verbal communication skills
  • Handling multiple projects and priorities at the same time in a timely manner
  • Good teamwork skills, contributing to a good working environment

What we offer to you 

· A great team to join with skilled and highly motivated colleagues 

· Encouraging and forward-looking team spirit 

· Possibility to take responsibility and grow your competencies 

· Chance to be a part of a team that invents world-class solutions for the medical/healthcare industry 

· Opportunity to utilize your skills and competencies widely as we continuously create something new 

· Competitive compensation package with broad employee benefits selection 

· Possibility to be part of a unique fast-growing company in pharma industry   

We like challenges and want everyone to enjoy solving them together!   

If you have any questions, please contact the Bio-team leader Maria Lume (maria.lume@nanoform.com)   

Please send your CV and application letter to us latest by 4. September 2022. 

We will process the applications as they come and fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate.