Head of Formulation

This search procedure has been closed (04-05-2020).
Salary undisclosed
HAYS for SeraNovo

The organisation

SeraNovo is a highly innovative pharmaceutical formulation company with a new ground-breaking technology to orally administer poorly-soluble small molecules. Each active ingredient is solubilised in a specifically designed eutectic mixture which is then filled into standard capsules for oral administration. Our technology is proven to enhance the bioavailability substantially more than competing technologies (polymer/cyclodextrin/lipid based). We are a creative organisation with a focus on radical technical improvement to be the best formulation platform for oral medicines. Water insoluble molecules are just the start…

The position

The Head of Formulation will be the scientific lead of an innovation focused company, bringing experience, creativity and focus to a talented team.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • working alongside the R&D team to continually improve and expand the SeraNovo formulation platform, playing a significant role in defining R&D strategy and shaping the future of the organisation
  • planning/ managing customer projects from early-stage development through GMP scale up
  • designing experimental in vitro assay development for analysing and differentiating formulation performance

Candidate profile

We expect the Head of Formulation to have:

  • an advanced degree (PhD) with 3-5 years of relevant experience or appropriate Master’s level degree with 5-8 years of relevant experience preferably with the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry performing progressively advanced duties
  • solid and established formulation reputation through formulation accomplishments directed towards enhancing oral bioavailability along with broad knowledge of method development such as: dissolution analysis, Polymer screening/ selection, solubility analysis, stability analysis UPLC (Waters), DSC, TGA and LC-MS
  • strong knowledge of guidelines and regulations FDA and ICH
  • previous experience in leading and managing teams and managing multiple projects concurrently, ideally in small biotech-start-ups

Personal qualities:

  • a creative problem solver mindset along with a proactive and hands-on attitude
  • strong organisational and time/project management skills along with a proven ability to work in team
  • outstanding planning, communication and collaboration skills including leading teams with cross-functional scope
  • excellent knowledge of spoken and written English

The offer

  • 1 year contract at SeraNovo to start with, while a long-term commitment is anticipated
  • competitive salary and travel expenses fully covered plus stock options
  • flexible working arrangements and fun employee events (team dinners and other regular social events)
  • 22 vacation days and relocation package (if necessary)


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This search procedure has been closed (04-05-2020).

About this headhunter - HAYS

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