Junior Project Scientist & Junior Manufacturing Scientist

Upperton Pharma Solutions is a Nottingham-based contract R&D company 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, including oral (tablets & capsules), nasal, inhaled and parenteral.

There are two placements positions available for 2021-2022.

Junior Project Scientist
Working as part of the R&D team, you will be part working on client and internal scientific research projects. You will be directly involved in undertaking laboratory practical and written project work to achieve project goals and milestones. Techniques include:

  • Spray-drying
  • Granulation and tableting
  • Characterisation of solutions by HPLC, UV and DLS.
  • Characterisation of powders by laser diffraction, DVS, DSC, and physical tests such as bulk and tapped density and flow.
  • Characterisation of dosage forms by dissolution testing, physical testing and stability testing.

The Junior Project Scientist will suit a student with strong problem-solving skills, the ability to work
independently and in a team, and excellent technical knowledge of some aspects of pharmaceutical
development (analytical or formulation).

Junior Manufacturing Scientist

Working as part of the GMP team, you will be part of a busy group working on the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for clinical trials. Your role will encompass both desk and practical activities, including stock management, documentation preparation and practical activities within the manufacturing facility. Equipment includes blenders, a roller compactor, a rotary tablet press and spray dryers. As the role is based in the GMP team, working under the Upperton Quality System is essential.

The Junior Manufacturing Scientist role will suit a student with good technical knowledge of pharmaceutical formulation development, attention to detail, strong written skills and ability to work independently as directed.

Salary for the positions is £16,300 pro-rata per annum. Working hours will be 37 ½ hours per week, with flexible working between the hours of 7.30 am and 5 pm, core hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Due to the nature of this post, you may occasionally be required to work additional hours as are reasonably necessary to perform your duties. The position will run for 52 weeks from Summer 2021 (start date negotiable).

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Faye Henderson, HR & Office Manager to Please specify within your application which position you are interested in, although applications will be considered for both roles. Please do not apply for both roles independently.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 7 th February 2021