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Application Scientist

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£30-35K pa

Job Type: Permanent

Colorcon® is a world leader in the development, supply and support of formulated products for the pharmaceutical industry. Our core businesses include film coatings, modified release technologies, functional excipients and tablet design services.

Application Scientist -Based in Dartford, Kent. Salary £30-35K

Posting date 17th December 2018  Closing date 16th January 2018

Job Description




1.            Provide technical applications support to Area Technical Managers

2.            Conduct trials, demonstrations and projects in Colorcon laboratories (or occasionally at customer sites) in a timely manner as agreed by line managers.



1.            To develop a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical solid oral dosage form subject area and apply this to practical work.

2.            Support EMEA West customer trials and interactions, and as a fluent English, French and Arabic speaker support North Africa customers as required either over the phone or during customer visits (anticipate up to 6 roadshows per year)

3.            Contribute directly to developing product and process solutions for customers

4.            Understand and operate all process and analytical equipment used for sample manufacture and testing in the technical laboratory.

5.            Review activity list and agree priorities with line managers on a regular basis

6.            Prepare samples of coated tablets and Colorcon products to a high-quality standard and organise packing and return of samples to client.

7.            Record data in an official laboratory notebook and provide written and verbal reports of work done, as required.

8.            Assist in the running of Colorcon training events, in particular, Coating Schools & Formulation Schools at Colorcon sites (inc. 3 in Massy, Paris).

9.            Support the investigation / resolution of customer technical complaints, in conjunction with the Quality Control and Technical Service Departments.




Education / Attainment



Science related qualification; e.g.: MSc Chemistry, Material Sciences or Pharmaceutical Sciences


Fluent English and Arabic             


Experience / Training


Hands-on experience working in a pharmaceutical development laboratory

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Commercial laboratory related work experience


Job Related Skills


Practical individual with good problem-solving skills and IT experience


Team player who can follow instruction and work to set delivery targets, consistently achieving high quality results.               



Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and travel up to 6 times a year to North Africa + 3 times to France to support customer visits and technical events.




Higher level degree in chemistry, materials science or pharmaceutical sciences.


Job Related Skills

Practical Knowledge SOP development and equipment maintenance


French speaking


Experience of running pharmaceutical equipment, including but not limited to: compression, coating, and granulation equipment



To apply, please email apply@reactrecruitment.co.uk

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