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Head of Formulation Research and Development

Salary: Negotiable + bonuses + benefits | Location: Surrey, UK

We are currently looking for a Head of Formulation R&D for a successful, growing client of ours. The role will include the oversight of the department, scientific research and the conduct of the laboratory, as well as management of Study Directors and Scientists. There will also be involvement in client meetings and strategic decision making.

  • Oversee formulation R&D
  • Work to the company’s Standard Operating Procedures
  • Input in to proposals from a scientific perspective
  • Manage and support Study Directors and Scientists
  • Advise on projects to aid an efficient development process
  • Contribute to client meetings  
  • Generate reports – deviations, results from tests etc
  • Make strategic decisions for the team
  • Assist with the upkeep of equipment
  • Work in partnership with suppliers
  • Recognise any skills gaps and therefore training needs
  • Train team members
  • Carry out appraisals for team members

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Scientific BSc, MSc, PhD or equivalent experience
  • Experience working as a senior formulation scientist
  • Team management experience
  • Client management experience
  • Up to date knowledge of GxP regulations

To apply:

Please send an up to date CV to Cara Baker at

A time can then be organised to discuss further.


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