Position: Pharmaceutical Physician in Clinical Research

Location: BDD Pharma within Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 84 Castle Street, Glasgow G4

Salary: £65,000 – £75,000

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within BDD Pharma for a full-time Pharmaceutical Physician specializing in Clinical Research to join our successful clinical team at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. As a rapidly growing Contract Research Organisation and commercial Clinical Trials Unit, BDD Pharma offers a dynamic environment where you will provide input and oversight across many therapeutic areas in clinical drug development, supporting the Research Medical Director.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team involved in early-phase drug development, from study design to clinical trial application, study conduct, and clinical study reporting. This position also offers support for further training and qualifications such as the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide medical input into the design of clinical study protocols, participant information sheets, and informed consent forms.
  • Contribute to IRAS forms and Clinical Trial Applications.
  • Attend Ethics committee meetings, site initiation meetings, and client meetings as required.
  • Fulfill the role of co-investigator ensuring ICH/GCP and local regulations are met.
  • Following appropriate experience and training, act as a principal investigator (PI) ensuring ICH/GCP and local regulations are met.
  • Liaise with and develop positive relationships with sponsors and clients as required.
  • Engage with quality improvement activities.
  • Participate in the unit clinical teaching programme.


Standard hours are 9-5 or 8-4 Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week), though shift work and on-call duties may be required depending on study design.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • MBChB or equivalent medical degree.
  • GMC registration with a valid license to practice.
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience post qualification.
  • Active engagement in appraisal and revalidation activities as per GMC requirements.
  • Excellent team player with a track record of building and sustaining positive relationships with colleagues and patients.
  • Meticulous attention to detail in recording data and ability to address queries efficiently.
  • Core practical skills including venepuncture, cannulation, catheterization, and NG tube insertion.
  • Minimum of ILS certification.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years clinical experience post qualification.
  • Postgraduate medical qualification (e.g., MRCP or similar).
  • Experience in clinical research as a sub-investigator or higher.
  • Working knowledge of GCP and a valid GCP certificate.
  • Medical writing skills.

Company Overview

BDD Pharma is a rapidly growing, research-focused drug delivery company based in Glasgow, specializing in the development of novel pharmaceutical products and bespoke clinical services. Our capabilities include clinical trial, formulation development, and GMP manufacturing. Joining BDD means becoming part of a team dedicated to developing new medicines and improving health outcomes.

Why join BDD?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including private healthcare through Vitality, a generous pension scheme, and access to our employee assistance programme with Health Assured.
  • An open and transparent culture within a young workforce.
  • A unique working environment combining CRO and investigative site functions with integrated formulation development, GMP manufacturing, and clinical research services.
  • Opportunities to work on a variety of clinical studies across a range of therapeutic areas, contributing to the development of new medicines with leading pharmaceutical companies and technological innovators.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £65,000 – £75,000 per year


  • Company pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Private medical insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person


Become Part Of Our Dynamic Team

BDD Pharma is a rapidly growing research focused drug delivery company based in Glasgow. We specialise in the development of novel pharmaceutical products and undertaking bespoke clinical services which help our customers better understand how their drug delivery systems perform. If you are passionate about improving the health of others and developing new medicines, we are always looking for talented, ambitious, pro-active and collaborative scientists.

Careers at BDD Pharma

At BDD, we take pride in everything that we do. We operate at the forefront of medical research using innovative technologies as a powerful catalyst for accelerating pharmaceutical product development. Our teams deliver on diverse and challenging clinical trials and product development projects for the worlds largest companies and also innovative and fast paced tech start ups. We always strive to exceed client expectations with responsive and creative solutions.

As a nimble, rapidly expanding organisation, there are few limitations to your career prospects. Our people are our most valuable resource which is why making BDD a great place to work is one or our 3 core pillars. We offer a competitive rewards package with benefits designed to recognise outstanding performance.

Rewards and Benefits

Work Life Balance

We offer flexible working hours, the ability to accrue monthly time in lieu and the opportunity for hybrid working to support your work-life balance.


We ensure that our salaries are competitive by regularly benchmarking against our competitors (local and UK). We also offer shift allowances and performance related spot awards.

Private Healthcare

Our private healthcare scheme with Vitality is free for all employees and in addition to medical cover offers rewards and discounts for healthy living.

Private Pension Plan

We offer an enhanced pension plan with up to 5% matched contributions, helping you to save for your future.

Employee Assistance Programme

If you need help balancing the demands of work, life, and personal issues, then we offer a free comprehensive EAP programme with Health Assured

Annual Leave Entitlement

30 days increasing to 35 (including bank holidays) Bank holidays are floating which gives you more flexibility over your time off.

If you want to work in an intense, fast-paced, start up like environment where initiative and a questioning mind are valued and think you would be a good fit for our team then please email your CV and covering letter to careers@bddpharma.com