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.

About the role

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?

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 mind-set 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.
• You will initiate/plan and execute applied scientific projects and assist in the planning of scientific meetings/symposiums.
• You will be connected to a network of knowledgeable people within the drug delivery area and you will build those relationships.

Your background:

• 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 formulation work experience And maybe experience with designing in vivo pre-clinical studies and translate results into development improvements.
• You are a chemist, hold a master’s degree in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or have a similar academic background, and 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 and action-oriented
• You possess a scientific curiosity and an applied mind-set, 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, 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.

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.


Copenhagen, Denmark

Langebrogade 5
1411 Copenhagen