Careers with BDD

 

BDD are all about skills and passion. We believe that at BDD a rich, rewarding career and lifestyle that will surprise you with its breadth and potential. Just imagine the excitement and satisfaction of what you can do, where you can go, and the difference you can make.

Quality Assurance Officer


Location:    BioCity Scotland, Bo’Ness Rd, Newhouse ML1 5UH and Bio-Imaging Centre, Medical Block, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, G4 0SF

 

Contract:    Full time (37.5 hours per week), Permanent

 

Company Overview:

BDD Pharma is a drug delivery company with ambitious expansion plans based in Glasgow, with clinical trial, formulation development and GMP manufacturing capabilities. BDD specialises in the development of novel pharmaceutical products using their patented timed-release technology, OralogiK™ and has recently secured investment to grow its manufacturing infrastructure to scale up development and GMP manufacture of this platform technology. The new GMP manufacturing facilities will be located at our BioCity site, and will encompass additional IMP manufacturing for BDD’s flagship combined formulation / clinical service, BDD SWIFT, which offers rapid clinically led formulation development through adaptive clinical trial designs.

 

Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within BDD for an experienced Quality Assurance professional to join our team. We are looking for a driven individual with a passion for quality, who will help us achieve our objectives to become the most highly respected small pharmaceutical company. With the development of our new GMP facility, there are opportunities for growth for an ambitious person who would like to grow and develop into a QA manager role.

Working within the Quality group, as Quality Assurance Officer you will be responsible for day-to-day Quality Assurance functionalities within BDD, maintaining and developing robust Quality Management System which meets both client and Regulatory Agency expectations. Ensuring that services and IMPs comply with all quality and regulatory requirements, you will establish, develop and maintain a quality improvement culture through open communication and close relationships with all departments.
 

Role responsibilities include:

•    Quality Assurance functions at BDD sites and training and developing the Quality team
•    Maintain QMS and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements: Deviation Management (including root cause analysis and CA/PA), Change Control, Documentation Control, Validation program, internal and external audits, metrics, complaints, product recall and training programmes
•    Maintaining a continuous improvement system that will allow the consistent delivery of IMPs with appropriate quality attributes
•    Maintaining a Quality Risk Management process for the assessment, control, communication, and review of risks to the quality of IMPs 
•    Support the company in obtaining an MIA(IMP) MHRA Licence for GMP activities at the new GMP facility
•    QA activities surrounding manufacture, such as starting material release and batch review
•    Plan, implement and maintain internal annual audit and self-inspection programs
•    Supplier management including maintenance of approved vendor system
•    Site audits and regulatory inspections
•    Review data packages and client reports
•    Maintain personal experience in UK/EU/USA regulations


 

The ideal applicant must:

•    Have proven experience of prioritisation and time management
•    Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
•    Demonstrate an ability and willingness to help resolve complex problems as they arise
•    Have a strong continuous improvement mindset
•    Have the capability to work independently with minimal supervision
•    Have excellent people skills and a proven ability to influence people to achieve objectives and drive performance
•    Have a full driving licence (this role will require regular travel between BDD’s Biocity site and clinical trial facility located within Glasgow city centre)

 

 

Knowledge and experience:

•    At least 3 years relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry in a quality assurance role
•    Experience in pharmaceutical production (specifically IMPs)
•    Experience in execution of validation activities
•    Demonstrable sound knowledge of UK, EU and US regulatory requirements and GMP guidelines (including risk management)
•    Previous MHRA Inspection experience (desirable)


 

Benefits:

•    Flexible working including ability to work from home in accordance with business needs
•    Competitive salary package and a generous pension scheme, childcare vouchers and access to employee assistance scheme.
•    20 days’ annual leave per year rising to 25 (plus 10 bank holidays).

When applying for this role, please use your cover letter and CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you provide will be used to assess your application. Please send your application via email to enquiries@bddpharma.com


BDD does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Lead Scientist

Location: BioCity Scotland, Bo’Ness Rd, Newhouse ML1 5UH
 

Contract: Full time (37.5 hours per week), Permanent

 

Company Overview:

BDD Pharma is a drug delivery company with ambitious expansion plans based in Glasgow, with clinical trial, formulation development and GMP manufacturing capabilities. BDD specialises in the development of novel pharmaceutical products using their patented timed-release technology, OralogiK™ and has recently secured investment to grow its manufacturing infrastructure to scale up development and GMP manufacture of this platform technology. The new GMP manufacturing facilities will be located at our BioCity Scotland site and will encompass additional IMP manufacturing for BDD’s flagship combined formulation / clinical service, BDD SWIFT, which offers rapid clinically led formulation development through adaptive clinical trial designs.

 

Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within BDD for an experienced Lead Scientist to join our formulation development team. We are looking for a driven individual with a passion for formulation sciences and care for details, who will help us achieve our objectives to become the most highly respected small pharmaceutical company in our sector. With the development of our new GMP facility, there are opportunities for growth for an ambitious person who would like to grow and develop into a technical role.

Working within the Formulation Development group, as Lead Scientist, you will primarily be responsible for the development of oral solid dose products using either BDD’s proprietary timed-release technology or client specific formulations. You will be responsible for planning and managing formulation development projects and within that, the workloads of yourself and junior staff. You will also be expected to attend client calls and to assist in the preparation of client proposals and reports. 

 

 

Role responsibilities include:

  • Lead the design and implementation of formulation development strategies for client and in-house projects, developing experimental and analytical methods as required

  • Ensure all work is conducted in a responsible and safe manner in accordance with Health and Safety policies

  • Fully understand and comply with cGMP standards.

  • Conduct experiments using a range of oral solid dose techniques and technologies.

  • Communicate progress of projects effectively and regularly to senior managers and clients. 

  • Maintain a high level of innovation and scientific expertise, through the application of original thought in the development of creative solutions. 

  • Preparation of internal and client reports as necessary.

  • Author Health and Safety (COSHH, Risk Assessment etc) and quality documents (SOPs, Change Controls, UDs, etc)

  • Facilitate introduction of new equipment. 

  • Generate formulation project plans and oversee adherence to ensure business objectives and key deliverables are met.

  • Work as part of the team to ensure that project goals are accomplished within designated timelines.

  • Ensure that all internal and client project work conducted by themselves and junior members of the team is documented to a high standard. This includes the timely, complete and clear documentation of laboratory work in laboratory notebooks and the timely completion of all necessary project administration.

  • Provide technical leadership to the group within own area of expertise. Maintain knowledge and awareness of the latest developments in own area of expertise and seek to apply these within the company where appropriate.

  •  Demonstrate a high level of flexibility to support the business needs and our client's requirements.

  • Work closely with the Clinical leads to ensure seamless transfer of projects from formulation to clinical.

 

 

The ideal applicant must:

  • Have proven experience of prioritisation and time management

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Demonstrate an ability and willingness to help resolve complex problems as they arise

  • Have a strong continuous improvement mindset

  • Have the capability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Have excellent people skills and a proven ability to influence people to achieve objectives and drive performance

 

 

Knowledge and experience:

  • At least 5 years relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry in formulation development roles

  • Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, specifically IMPs (desirable)

  • Experience in pre-formulation using characterisation techniques like DVS, DSC, PSD and TGA (desirable)

  • Experience in developing HPLC and dissolution methods (desirable)

 

 

Benefits:
 

  • Flexible working 

  •  Competitive salary package and a generous pension scheme, Private healthcare, childcare vouchers and access to employee assistance scheme.

  • 20 days’ annual leave per year rising to 25 (plus 10 bank holidays).

Scientist I / II / III

Location: BioCity Scotland, Bo’Ness Rd, Newhouse ML1 5UH
 

Contract: Full time (37.5 hours per week), Permanent

 

Company Overview:

BDD Pharma is a drug delivery company with ambitious expansion plans based in Glasgow, with clinical trial, formulation development and GMP manufacturing capabilities. BDD specialises in the development of novel pharmaceutical products using their patented timed-release technology, OralogiK™ and has recently secured investment to grow its manufacturing infrastructure to scale up development and GMP manufacture of this platform technology. The new GMP manufacturing facilities will be located at our BioCity Scotland site and will encompass additional IMP manufacturing for BDD’s flagship combined formulation / clinical service, BDD SWIFT, which offers rapid clinically led formulation development through adaptive clinical trial designs.

 

Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within BDD for a Formulation Scientist to join our formulation development team. We are looking for a driven individual with a passion for formulation sciences and care for detail, who will help us achieve our objectives to become the most highly respected small pharmaceutical company in our field. With the development of our new GMP facility, there are opportunities for growth for an ambitious person who would like to grow and develop within a technical role.

Working within the Formulation Development group, as Scientist, you will primarily contribute to the development of oral solid dose products using either BDD’s proprietary timed-release technology or client specific formulations. You will be involved in the transfer of formulation methods and techniques to GMP clinical manufacturing, providing support on manufacturing procedures, validation and other key parameters. 
 

 

Role responsibilities include:

  • Perform formulation development work including pre-formulation, formulation characterisation, process development and scale up on internal and client projects.

  • Ensure all work is conducted in a responsible and safe manner in accordance with Health and Safety policies

  • Fully understand and comply with all the cGMP standards.

  • Write/review standard operating procedures 

  • Write technical documents and EHS document. 

  • Report deviations and file notes.

  • Raise change control requests.

  • Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory notebooks and records in real time.

  • Act as equipment owner

  • Perform method development and validation activities.

  • Manage own time and work with a high degree of autonomy. 

  • Maintain a high level of innovation and scientific expertise, through the application of original thought in the development of creative solutions.

 

 

Additional responsibilities might be:

 

  • Provide input into the design of new formulation development strategies. 

  • Critically appraise peer experimental data and theory and provide discussion based on interpretation of data.

  • Provide support and training to junior staff.

The ideal applicant must:

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Demonstrate an ability and willingness to help resolve complex problems as they arise

  • Problem solving abilities 

  • Have a strong continuous improvement mindset

  • Have the capability to work independently with minimal/moderate supervision, depending on experience level

 

 

Knowledge and experience:

  • Degree level qualification in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences or chemistry related discipline or relevant experience in laboratory role

  • At least 2 years relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry in formulation development roles desirable

  • Experience in pre-formulation using characterisation techniques like DVS, DSC, PSD and TGA (desirable)

  • Experience in analytical techniques, especially HPLC mainly (desirable)

 

 

Benefits:
 

  • Flexible working 

  •  Competitive salary package and a generous pension scheme, Private healthcare, childcare vouchers and access to employee assistance scheme.

  • 20 days’ annual leave per year rising to 25 (plus 10 bank holidays).