Research scientist, analytical development



Orion Corporation operates in more than 20 countries, where we Orionees, 3200 in total, work in all kinds of positions. Among us there are Research Scientists, Laboratory Technicians, Engineers and IT Specialists as well as people working in Production, just to mention some examples. We offer diverse and responsible jobs to our personnel in a truly multi-disciplinary work environment. We encourage people to develop their competences and offer opportunities to affect the job description and creating their own career path at Orion. We are searching for top talents who are ready to share our passion for the work that we do.

Description of position

We offer a permanent analytical scientist position in our analytical laboratory in Turku, Finland. We are looking for a research-driven scientist with interest in connecting analytical data with drug substance and product properties. We operate within several therapy areas, i.e. oncology, neurodegeration, pain and animal health.

Your main responsibility is to design and perform chemical analytics and dissolution studies for oral suspensions, liquids and solid dosage forms. You plan and run studies exploring method feasibility and confirming its appropriateness for the intended use. You will review results, summarize and make conclusions of the studies, and document the work for registration purposes according to GMP principles.

You will learn forward-looking biopharmaceutical strategies that enable the development of a high-quality drug substances and drug products through research phase and clinical trials. As well, you will learn the skills of preparing and testing small scale liquid and suspension formulations intended for non-clinical in-vivo testing.

Daily work involves intensive collaboration with internal and external stakeholders working closely together in multi-disciplinary teams. You will follow the international development in this field of science, develop the activities and practices within pharmaceutical research and development, and share your knowledge and experience with your colleagues.

Description of unit

Biopharmaceutics unit consists of analytical, physical-analytical and formulation scientists. We work in research projects for which we develop biopharmaceutical tools and understanding of in-vivo absorption of drug substances. We support drug product development for clinical trials. Biopharmaceutics unit is a part of the Pharmaceutical Research and Development organisation in Orion R&D.

We offer

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the most innovative companies in Finland to use and further develop your expertise in drug and drug product development. We also offer you great colleagues who are driven by the engaging mission of the company and are fun to work with. We foster entrepreneurship, have an open and idea-rich atmosphere with plenty of ways to make a difference. Appreciation of colleagues and continuous development are part of our core values.


  • M.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical sciences or a related field.
  • Experience of analytical method development with research or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Hands-on experience of performing chemical analytics in laboratory settings.
  • Knowledge of materials sciences and applications in pharmaceutical development preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate well in cross-functional teams internally and in external networks with academia, CROs and partners.

  Fluent communication skills in English are essential.

Additional information

If you interested, please apply at the latest on Thursday 27.5.2021! Inquiries can be done by telephone: Bert van Veen, +358 50 966 4625 (on 17.5. at 14-15 or 24.5. at 14-15).

Approved medical examination which also includes drug testing is required prior to the employment.