Formulation Scientist or Senior Formulation Scientist, Biopharmaceuticals – Nanoform Finland Oy, Helsinki



With a view of developing our organization further, we are now seeking an experienced Formulation Scientist or Senior Formulation Scientist who shares our ambition to develop break-through products for nanoparticles, to join our formulation team in the Pharmaceutical Development unit. The position is fulltime, and it is focused on formulation development for biological compounds (peptides/proteins). The position includes laboratory work. The scientist reports to our Pharmaceutical Development Manager. 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

  • Design and develop formulations and processes for drug products for large molecules for R&D purposes as well as for preclinical and clinical trials
  • Plan, coordinate and ensure timely execution of realistic protocols and reports for feasibility work and clinical trial materials following current Good Manufacturing Practices and company standards
  • Evaluate product testing results and provide next steps for continued development 
  • Preparation and delivery of reports, SOPs, and technical presentations for both in-house and external parties
  • Participate in relevant meetings/teleconferences with clients
  • Participate in problem-solving of relevant topics
  • Collaborate within cross-functional teams to ensure products are developed to targeted consumer preferences on time and agreed-upon cost targets
  • Apply Quality-by-Design (QbD) principles to product development
  • Manage multiple development projects and develop formulations in a timely manner
  • Stays current with recent advances and trends in the drug delivery technology and regulatory policies
  • Provide support to R&D and QC  
  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal experience

  • Demonstrated skill in developing pharmaceutical formulations for peptides and/or proteins
  • Experience with nanoparticles
  • Experience with the analytical characterization of large molecule formulations
  • Knowledge of protein or nucleic acid chemistry, degradation pathways, and stabilization techniques
  • A high degree of professionalism, ethics and integrity  
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is a prerequisite
  • Experience in the application of QbD concept in design, execution, and interpretation of formulation and process development experiments 
  • Insight into gastrointestinal physiology
  • Familiarity with Intellectual Property (IP)

Required Degree

  • For Formulation Scientist role: Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or related field with at least three years of relevant industry experience
    • Preferable: PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or related field with relevant industry experience with at least three years of relevant industry experience
  • For Senior Formulation Scientist role: PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or related field with at least five years of relevant industry experience

Personal qualities we are looking for

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • You are a doer and have an accurate working style
  • 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
  • Be client and patient conscious, considering quality, safety and project

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
  • Brand new laboratory facilities with state-of-art equipment
  • Chance to be a part of a team that invents world-class solutions for the medical/healthcare industry
  • Extensive learning opportunities
  • 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 Pharmaceutical Development Manager, Satu Lakio, mobile  +358 50 56 16 413 on Mon 23rd, Tue 24th or Wed 25th of Nov during office hours (EET) or satu.lakio@nanoform.com.Please apply by by 30th of November 2020.