CatSci Ltd, based in Cardiff, UK, is an innovation partner to the chemical research, development and manufacturing industries, specialising in the process research and development for manufacturing drug substance and other high value materials. CatSci Ltd has extensive knowledge and expertise in a wide range of chemistry from discovery support through to full scale manufacturing and life-cycle management.

As our Cardiff operations are growing, we are now looking for a Pharmaceutical Formulation Development Manager to join our state-of-art facility.

Your impact as Pharmaceutical Formulation Development Manager

  • Designing, leading, and delivering pharmaceutical formulation development programmes to cost, quality and time demands
  • Writing and presenting proposals for potential clients, liaising with clients at technical meetings, compiling reports to convey results and offer conclusions
  • Delivering early phase risk assessments, pre - formulation screenings and designing and developing preclinical and clinical formulation
  • Providing technical expertise and pre- formulation and formulation input into project development
  • Designing and executing experiments for screening and characterisation, including API solubility/compatibility experiments, dissolution/precipitation studies and characterisation of drug molecule using techniques such as XRD, DVS, DSC, PSD TGA

Requirement for Pharmaceutical Formulation Development Manager

  • PhD, or MSc level qualification in pharmacy, chemistry, drug development or formulation related discipline
  • Relevant work experience in Pre-formulation/formulation development in a variety of areas
  • Expertise in early phase development including a knowledge of drug delivery, pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics
  • Experience in project management
  • Passion for collaboration
  • Problem-solving mentality


  • Competitive salary: £41,000 - £56,000 per annum (depending on experience + negotiable)
  • 25 days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday + 2 charity days
  • Company benefits
  • Annual bonus
  • Wellbeing Program
  • Flexible working arrangements (subject to prior agreement)
  • The best team to work with (even if it is us saying so!)

*As an equal opportunities employer, we will provide reasonable support to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments in order to attend/ perform in the interview, please do not hesitate to let us know.