Senior Manufacturing Scientist

Location : Nottingham UK | Type : Full time, permanent

Senior Manufacturing Scientist (Permanent)

Upperton Pharma Solutions is a Nottingham-based CDMO that specialises in the formulation and spray drying of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products, providing a complete service from early stage feasibility through to development and scale-up (including GMP clinical manufacture). Formulations cover a range of delivery routes, typically including oral (tablets & capsules), nasal and inhaled. Due to the future expansion of the GMP Clinical Manufacturing Team, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Manufacturing Scientist to join the team.

The Role
Working as part of the GMP Clinical Manufacturing team based at Nottingham Science Park site, you will be part of a busy group working on the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for clinical supply. As a Senior Manufacturing Scientist, you will be directly involved in leading, developing and mentoring the GMP Manufacturing team, alongside undertaking practical and written project work to achieve project goals and milestones.

Ideal candidates will have at least multiple years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Manufacturing or R&D, ideally in a CDMO environment. We are looking for complimentary skill sets to our current team, and experience in either area listed below is seen as desirable.

• Experience in the manufacture of Spray Dried Dispersions for secondary processing.
• Experience in solid dosage manufacturing, e.g. granulation, tableting, coating and capsule manufacture.

Essential Criteria
• Be educated to degree level or higher in a related scientific/technical discipline.
• Have at least five years’ experience in pharmaceutical manufacture or R&D, ideally in a CDMO environment.
• Have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
• Ability to effectively contribute within a team environment and work on own initiative.
• Understanding of safe working practices and risk assessment within GMP cleanroom and laboratory settings.
• Experience with line management, mentoring and training of staff.

Desirable Criteria
• Educated to PhD level, with experience supporting grant funded activities
• Experience of working within a quality management system.
• Working knowledge of GMP clinical manufacture.

To apply please register your interest by sending a covering letter to Mr Paul Kelsall, Director of Clinical Manufacturing at

Closing date for applications: Monday 31st October 2022.