Formulation Scientist

Copenhagen, Denmark | Full-Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date:

Reference: VN1458

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Who we are

Vectura Fertin Pharma’s ambition is to become a market-leading wellness and healthcare business. Formed in March 2022, the business brings together two unique organizations: Vectura, experts in inhalation technology and Fertin Pharma, experts in oral and intra-oral delivery systems.

We are driven by the exciting and unique goal of addressing unmet patient and consumer needs by revitalizing, repurposing, and reimagining existing therapies to better serve people in taking care of their health and wellbeing.
What we will deliver

We focus on the development of a proprietary pipeline of wellness and healthcare products, with a specific focus on highly differentiated products that address unmet medical and consumer needs.

By leveraging our unique and enabling R&D capabilities, we are building a pipeline that includes inhalable medicines and consumer wellness products.



Our ambition in cannabinoids

At Vectura Fertin Pharma, we are passionate about finding new and better ways to enhance life.
We believe that cannabinoids have a role to play in healthcare and wellness. But today there is a huge need for science-backed products and standards for safety, dose, and quality.

Our ambition is to be a leader in developing and commercializing safe, scientifically tested, and best-in-class medical and wellness cannabinoid products that patients and consumers can trust.

We have the scientific rigor, patient and consumer insights and the right capabilities to responsibly lead the way, with a unique combination of innovative technologies in inhalation and oral delivery systems and prescription drug development expertise.

We have a clear mission to unlock the potential of cannabinoids to address unmet medical and health needs while meeting the potential requirements of a complex legal and regulatory environment.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team whose pioneering approach is rooted in robust science and clinical research programs.


Do you want to help us revolutionize an industry & build your experience with technologies intended to improve the bioavailability of BSC class II & IV drugs?

At Fertin Pharma, our sole mission is to support healthier living. We are the world’s leading business-to-business supplier of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), helping people quit smoking every day. We are proud of our innovative oral and intra-oral delivery technologies. These provide extensive health space, in areas such as oral care, vitamins, immunity, energy and gastrointestinal remedies. We are dedicated to unlocking the full medical potential of cannabinoids to improve the quality of life for consumers worldwide. With a strong focus on innovation, we are seeking a Scientist to join our Cannabis Science Center part of Innovation & Technology.

As our new formulation Scientist, you will specialize in the delivery of cannabinoids, you will play a vital role in our organization, being part of our early-phase development. You have a scientific and innovative mindset and understand how to translate knowledge into new technological achievement in relation to delivery. We are seeking a visionary, innovative, and explorative formulation scientist with hands-on development experience within the field of highly lipophilic drugs who possesses a passionate dedication to improving delivery. Your background within science and innovation allows you to easily tap into external networks and collaborations with universities and CROs.

Job description:
• You will be executing our strategy within technological & pharmaceutical development. To do so, you will have hands-on laboratory work and be evaluating and characterizing the performance of prioritized delivery technologies.
• You will be gathering knowledge by reading scientific articles, patents, studies, and seeking inspiration and ideas from other areas of application which you can translate into technological development.
• Your chemical background allows you to rationally design and structure formulation development in an explorative manner.
• Your knowledge and insights in combination with your understanding of cannabinoids will ensure that the latest ideas and technology are incorporated into products e.g., in relation to improve uptake.
• You can build laboratory capabilities.
• You can initiate/plan and execute applied scientific projects and structure/plan scientific meetings/symposiums.
• You will be responsible for creating and maintaining a network of knowledgeable people within the drug delivery area.
• You have a common understanding of working with powder formulation.

Your background:
• You have a minimum of three years of experience in pharmaceutical development and delivery of BSC class II and IV.
• You have experienced with designing formulations with the intention to improve delivery.
• You have experience and appreciate the evaluation & characterization techniques e.g., XRD, DLS, Zetapotential, in vitro assays and are confident translating outcome to in vivo delivery.
• You are confident in and experienced with designing in vivo pre-clinical studies and use generated data to inform technology/product development.
• You hold a proven track record supporting the experience with formulation work confirming your experience in the field of drug delivery.
• You appreciate the investigation and characterization of new active agents and strategies for their successful application in various fields of interest.
• You have hands-on experience working with solidification and powder formulation.
• You are a chemist, hold a master’s degree in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or have a similar academic background, and preferably you hold a Ph.D.
• You have experience in reading scientific articles, patents, studies, etc., subtracting the essence and disseminating insights to an interdisciplinary group.
• You have experience in establishing and maintaining professional networks.
• You have experience with project management of academic projects.

Personal profile:
• You are outgoing, structured, action-oriented, and good at setting directions.
• You possess a scientific curiosity and an applied mindset, which allows you to extract essential information and bridge ideas and scientific theory and can translate information into product development.
• You thrive in an emerging field with indefinite tasks and can structure and define subprojects which allows you to reach the defined goals.
• Your empathy makes it easy to gather people and quickly build up a network and work interdisciplinary.
• You are comfortable in a professional and dynamic environment and have a strong will to succeed.
• You can communicate detailed scientific information clearly to an interdisciplinary team in writing and verbally in Danish/English

We offer:
• An attractive, exciting, and challenging job in an emerging field with formulations that can be life-changing to many people.
• Part of an innovative team with high ambitions and a good social environment where the culture is characterized by entrepreneurial spirit at a high pace.
• A varied job with good academic and personal development opportunities.
• Full-time position with pension and other benefits and with the possibility of extension.
• Employment as soon as possible.

Apply and contact:
• Please include a cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for this role. We interview candidates continuously. Therefore, the deadline for sending your application is asap. We look forward to receiving your application.
• For questions, please contact Senior Principal Program Manager, Innovation & Technology, Sanne Skov Jensen, email: sanj@fertin.com please note that due to GDPR, we are unable to accept application per email. Instead, please use the following link to submit your application

Fertin Pharma A/S is a part of Vectura Fertin Pharma – please read more about “who we are” and our ambition in cannabinoids below.

Who we are:
Vectura Fertin Pharma’s ambition is to become a market-leading wellness and healthcare business. Formed in March 2022, the business brings together two unique organizations: Vectura, experts in inhalation technology and Fertin Pharma, experts in oral and intra-oral delivery systems. We are driven by the exciting and unique goal of addressing unmet patient and consumer needs by revitalizing, repurposing, and reimagining existing therapies to better serve people in taking care of their health and wellbeing.

What we will deliver:
We focus on the development of a proprietary pipeline of wellness and healthcare products, with a specific focus on highly differentiated products that address unmet medical and consumer needs. By leveraging our unique and enabling R&D capabilities, we are building a pipeline that includes inhalable medicines and consumer wellness products.

Our ambition in cannabinoids:
At Vectura Fertin Pharma, we are passionate about finding new and better ways to enhance life. We believe that cannabinoids have a role to play in healthcare and wellness. But today there is a huge need for science-backed products and standards for safety, dose, and quality. Our ambition is to be a leader in developing and commercializing safe, scientifically tested, and bestin-class medical and wellness cannabinoid products that patients and consumers can trust. We have the scientific rigor, patient and consumer insights and the right capabilities to responsibly lead the way, with a unique combination of innovative technologies in inhalation and oral delivery systems and prescription drug development expertise. We have a clear mission to unlock the potential of cannabinoids to address unmet medical and health needs while meeting the potential requirements of a complex legal and regulatory environment. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team whose pioneering approach is rooted in robust science and clinical research programs

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Langebrogade 5
1411 Copenhagen
Denmark