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Associate Specialist, Material Science & Engineering (MS&E)

Ref: 15264161

Posted on 26 January 2023
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  • Support and assist MS&E to organize and execute global Analytical Sciences laboratory activities in a pharmaceutical environment.
  • You will work hands-on in Material Science with techniques like: PSD, FTIR, SEM-EDX, DSC, TGA, DVS and Water Activity and more to come) to support and execute MS&E projects/initiatives.
  • You have an active role in further building the MS&E team.


We are looking for an Associate Specialist Material Scientist/ Analytical Chemist to extend our Material Science & Engineering team

We are currently in the build-up phase to deliver global support to manufacturing (internal/external), chemical technical operations and QA/QC departments, from small issues to complete root cause investigations of drug product, API, excipients and packaging materials.

The investigations are performed by the following areas (techniques):

  • Powder characterization: PSD, Bulk/Tapped density, Flodex, Water activity
  • Imaging/Material identification: SEM-EDX, FTIR, Microscopy
  • Thermal analysis/phase behavior: DSC, TGA, DVS
  • Solid state Analysis (at CRO): XRPD, Solid State NMR
  • Mechanical testing in near future


• Master/bachelor in a Pharmaceutical/Physical/Chemical/Analytical Science
  • Experience in the research and development, manufacturing, and testing of pharmaceutical products is a plus
  • Experience in writing (technical) investigation reports;
  • Solid experience in writing respective investigation reports
  • Knowledge of FTIR, SEM-EDX, TGA, DSC and DVS is preferred
  • Experience in troubleshooting, product investigations and analytical method development
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions within guidelines and policies that impact own priorities to meet deadlines
  • Ability to take responsibility and work under high pressure

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