Postdoc Formulation scientist

Postdoc Formulation scientist

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22 Sep 19 Oct Nijmegen

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Job description

We are looking for a formulation scientist to pursue our ambitious endeavours regarding in-house product development towards clinical trials and collaboration projects with other academic and industrial partners. In your position, you will be responsible for all formulation- and correlated analytical aspects of our clinical candidate development. You will identify the key questions and execute all relevant experiments to address these.

You will be responsible for leading all formulation and analytical activities:
  • Documentation of all process and analytical development in suitable protocols and reports for future reference in IMPD and QA documentation.
  • Identify key analytical questions per project, determine required quality levels,
  • select appropriate analytical approaches.
  • Contribute to project plans based on mutually defined quality criteria, together with the project team and external collaborators.
  • Execute an agreed project plan in line with pre-set quality levels on content, timelines and budget.

In this job you will have the opportunity to work on the interface between academia and industry, in a multidisciplinary team with ambitious colleagues, using your talents and competences in the development of innovative drug products. There will be an opportunity to grow from a content perspective as well as on a personal and career level.


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)


We are looking for a teamplayer with excellent communication and organization skills. Candidates with a PhD degree in polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmaceutics or another relevant background are preferred. Significant Industrial experience is required.
In addition you have experience with:
  • Formulation development projects, ideally in the field of innovative (polymeric) drug products and/or nanoparticle formulations.
  • Design and conduct of formulation and analytical development projects.
  • Relevant chromatographic (LC, SEC) and detection techniques (UV, RI).
  • QA/QC systems, infrastructure, and corresponding guidelines.

You are able to work in a multidisciplinary working environment. You also are a self-starting, analytical and creative problem-solver with ample awareness for quality aspects. Finally, you are fluent in English, both in word and in writing.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with a possible extension.

Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. And there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.230 and € 5.088 (scale 10) based on full-time employment.
  • From 1 November 2023 the wages will increase by 4%.
  • An annual vacation allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
  • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • Discount on your supplementary health insurance. You can make use of two collective health insurance policies: UMC Health Insurance and CZ Collective. They offer many extras to stay vital and healthy, such as a prevention budget, workshops, and apps.
  • We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.

In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the CAO UMC.



The Department of Medical Biosciences is part of the Research Institute for Medical Innovation, a leading European research school providing an outstanding research setting at Radboudumc in Nijmegen. It focuses on basic science and its translation into pioneering treatments in the clinic. It hosts several technology platforms such as genomics, proteomics, and molecular imaging. An important activity of the department is the translation of basic research into clinical application. Our research is focused at a better understanding of the immune system using molecular-, cell biological- and immunological- techniques and is centred around antigen presenting dendritic cells which play an important role in regulating the immune response. Translation of basic research findings into novel treatment modalities for cancer patient, is of particular importance to us.

Welcome to Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc), where our research groups strive for innovative solutions that make impact on health and healthcare. We challenge the status quo to overcome current and future health challenges. Our goal is to shape the future of healthcare for generations to come. Our focus is on prevention, sustainability, and meaningful care, which we achieve through our in-depth understanding of disease mechanisms, clinical science, public health research, medical technology and data science. Our approach is centered on breakthroughs that can truly enhance personalized healthcare and public health.

At Radboudumc, a comprehensive range of research programs provide the compass for our research efforts. Each program has a clear goal, where collaboration within and outside our organization is highly valued. We integrate care, education and research in partnership with our patients to ensure that our research programs have significant impact on health and healthcare. We invite you to join us in our mission to create a healthy future for all.

Read more about what working at Radboud university medical center means.


  • Research, development, innovation; Medical staff (resident, specialist, consultant)
  • Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3230—€5088 per month
  • University graduate
  • 188230-P1325595-1


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

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