Formulation and Process Scientist (8 months fixed term agency contract)

At VIATRIS, we see healthcare not as it is but as it should be. We act courageously and are uniquely positioned to be a source of stability in a world of evolving healthcare needs.

Viatris empowers people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life.

We do so via:

Access – Providing high quality trusted medicines regardless of geography or circumstance;
Leadership – Advancing sustainable operations and innovative solutions to improve patient health; and
Partnership – Leveraging our collective expertise to connect people to products and services.
Our global portfolio includes best-in-class, iconic brand-name products as well as global key brands; generics, including branded and complex generics; and other offerings across a wide range of therapeutic areas. We are committed to helping create healthier communities worldwide through education, outreach and better access to treatment.


For those driven to live their lives with purpose, Viatris helps employees realise their full potential by creating a collaborative culture that fosters courage and resilience. Viatris is more than just a place to work. This is a place to make a difference in the world.


The Role & What You Will Be Doing

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Every day, we rise to the challenge to make a difference and here’s how the Formulation and Process Scientist role will make an impact:

  • Executes experiments to develop the formulation and manufacturing process projects ensuring they meet technical milestones as discussed with supervisor.
  • Actively participates in the matrix team to design, and where required, undertake high quality scientific experimentation to further the development of the formulation and manufacturing process of inhaled dosage forms required for project progression.
  • Communicates effectively to supervisor and the wider development team and presents data at technical meetings and project team meetings.
  • Analyses test data in the context of manufacturing parameters to understand the impact of formulation and processing on product Quality Attributes.
  • Operates laboratory scale equipment for inhalation formulation and process development to manufacture products for analytical testing.
  • Contributes practical experience to help define the formulation & manufacturing processes in support of pre-clinical, clinical & pivotal regulatory batch manufacture.
  • Contributes to authorship of high-quality technical reports on product development activities.
  • Adherence to all applicable policies and procedures, including those relating to EHS, GMP, GCP, Quality and Compliance, consistent with the role.
  • Perform other duties as assigned consistent with the grade of the role


About Your Skills & Experience

For this role, we’re looking for a candidate who has an effective combination of the following qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • Degree OR HND OR equivalent experience in relevant subject (Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Formulation, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or other related discipline) and relevant pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • An understanding of formulation relating to drug product development.
  • Experience of formulation or process development in a drug product development role.
  • Desire to undertake hands-on laboratory work.
  • Familiarity with industrial statistics (ANOVA, regression, Design of Experiments).
  • Able to work autonomously to deliver individual tasks; able to organise tasks allocated by supervisor and plan own work to consistently achieve output of high-quality results in a timely manner.
  • Proven competence in standard IT systems e.g., Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Browsers.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be prepared for occasional business travel.


At Viatris, we are dedicated to building a truly diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t fully align with every requirement, we still encourage you to apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.


Diversity & Inclusion at Viatris

At Viatris, diversity and inclusion are essential to our mission. The diversity we foster in all aspects of our business can be one of our greatest strengths in redefining healthcare not as it is, but as it should be. If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity and inclusion means to us, please visit


Sustainability at Viatris

Corporate social responsibility is fundamental to the Viatris mission. We work to advance responsible and sustainable operations and leverage our collective expertise to empower people to live healthier at every stage of life, recognizing that our actions affect the stakeholders and communities we serve. To learn more about our efforts, please visit

At Viatris, we offer competitive salaries, benefits and an inclusive environment where you can use your experiences, perspectives and skills to help make an impact on the lives of others.

Viatris is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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