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.

A new opportunity has arisen due to a significant expansion and investment for a Senior Formulation Scientist, with a focus on the early stages of medicine development. 

Your Impact as Senior Formulation Scientist 

  • Providing technical expertise and pre- formulation and formulation input into project development
  • Conducting research and contributing to research projects, technologies and publications
  • Leading scientific and technical projects
  • Designing, conducting and interpreting complex experiments including API solubility/compatibility experiments, dissolution/precipitation studies and characterisation of drug molecule
  • Leading sample preparation by testing and data analysis with problem solving of complex and extensive scope
  • Optimising workflows and validating testing methods using multiple data sources
  • Leading cross-functional work in multiple platforms/process areas;

Requirements for Senior Formulation Scientist

  • Previous experience within a pharmaceutical environment
  • PhD, or MSc level qualification in pharmacy, chemistry, drug development or formulation related discipline
  • Relevant work experience in Pre-formulation/formulation development
  • Expertise in early phase development including a knowledge of drug delivery, pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics
  • Confidence to make decisions with integrity to support the business
  • Personable and client focused approach 


  • Competitive salary: £37,000 – £44,000 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.