Formulation scientist

As a Formulation Scientist, you are the leading person from the Galenic Team responsible for drug product development projects of new chemical entities in support of (pre)clinical studies and stability studies. The Formulation Scientist is expected to lead the project by independently prepare and execute the formulation development work, with a key focus on injectable formulations (for small and/or large molecules).



  • Providing technical expertise/scientific input on formulation development strategies
  • Preparation and practical execution of formulation development projects
  • Providing scientific expertise and formulation insights to Core Team meetings
  • Assisting to client meetings to present scientific data
  • Writing scientific reports for clients, e.g. formulation development reports
  • Drafting work instructions for the Formulation Associate Scientists to ensure that work is performed efficiently and in a scientifically sound manner
  • Monitoring experiments (e.g. process development, implementation of new formulation techniques) and ensuring complex data are interpreted in a scientifically correct way
  • Identifying potential stability and performance issues with prototype formulations
  • Streamlining the activities associated with a wide variety of formulation technologies to shorten Formulation Lab turnaround times and improve the quality of formulations being delivered
  • Supporting the scale-up of developed formulations and bringing them to GMP manufacturing



  • Msc. or PhD in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences; preferably with hands-on experience in one or more of the following fields: (wet) milling technology, spray drying, fluid bed granulation/coating and injectable formulations.
  • Excellent oral (presentations) and written (reporting) skills in English
  • Flexibility to work in both an R&D and GMP environment
  • Self-motivated and able to adapt to changing environment with ease
  • Work independently or as part of a team, able to stimulate other co-workers
  • Able to deliver results within limited time and budget; solution-oriented


    • Opportunity to make impact on multiple projects with a variety in formulations and technologies
    • Ability to further grow your formulation and project management skills while working within multidisciplinary teams
    • A true learning environment where you will have the ability to grow your skills
    • A rapidly International developing and growing company with an interesting services, product and customer portfolio
    • A dynamic working environment with nice colleagues
    • Open straightforward but also caring culture
    • We are true to our values
    • An attractive remuneration package
    • Flexible working hours
    • 32 days holiday a year

    Company profile

    Ardena Gent guides a worldwide portfolio of customers through the processes of formulation and analytical development and the manufacturing and labeling of early-phase clinical materials according to GMP appropriate standards.


    If you like to have more information about the role or other opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact Stijn Maertens, email:, Tel: +32 9 267 65 00

    Or you can apply directly via the link Formulation Scientist - Ardena

    Location Ghent, Belgium
    Formulation scientist

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