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Senior Formulation Scientist

Physics Road, Nerudia Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, L24 9HP

Senior Formulation Scientist

Physics Road | Nerudia Liverpool | England | United Kingdom | L24 9HP

About us

Originally founded in 2013 by industry pioneers David Newns and Chris Lord, Nerudia quickly developed a strong track record of developing innovative nicotine products to encourage smokers to switch to less harmful alternatives. In 2017 we became part of Imperial Brands PLC, a dynamic FTSE100 fast-moving consumer goods company with around 33,000 employees worldwide.

We are now Imperial’s home of R&D for Next Generation Products (NGP) and have a number of products on the market including the Blu e-cig range and Pulze.

The role


Permanent, Full time

Competitive Salary + Benefits

As Senior Formulation Scientist you will lead, manage and develop a team of Technologists and Technicians.   This is a new and exciting role to the business, where you'll lead and contribute to the development of next generation formulation and product technologies required for our ambitious innovation programme. 

Key accountabilities

  • Managing a team to deliver project requirements
  • Ensuring work is completed to appropriate standards
  • Coaching and mentoring team members
  • Planning, preparing protocols for project work, steering project team to gain best outcomes
  • Attending business updates, presenting updates to other departments within the business.
  • Provide ongoing support for current e-liquids, Heated Tobacco and Oral Nicotine products.
  • Utilise a range testing and analytical methods for characterisation and performance evaluation
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Communicate activity updates at project team meetings and ensure project plans are updated
  • Ensure that staff and team members are working safely i.e COSHH and risk assessments
  • General: Housing keeping; Sourcing materials for formulation studies; Sourcing packing supplies up for consumer / sensory studies; Maintaining stock of formulation consumables and formulation
  • Contribute ideas and opinions to project discussions and development of new technologies
  • To influence projects and turn ideas into reality

Skills & experience

  • Experienced scientist, BSs or higher in science e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences
  • Minimum 10 years experience
  • Experience in managing teams
  • Experience in liquids formulation, processing, filling and characterisation
  • Experience soft solids formulation, processing (e.g., extrusion, casting, etc.) and characterisation
  • Planning and completing work to agreed standards
  • Time management, report writing and team working skills.
  • Ability to breakdown activities into achievable tasks and provide effective solutions.
  • Candidates must have a drive for learning; continuous improvement and open to new ideas and techniques.

What we offer

Nerudia offers a competitive package of salary, pension, healthcare, 29 days holiday with the option to purchase an additional 5, as well as onsite parking.

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 


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