Abbott (Sr) Scientist Formulation in Weesp, Netherlands


Abbott Established Pharmaceuticals Division (EPD) is looking for a (Sr.) Scientist Formulation based in The Netherlands, Weesp. This (Sr.) Scientist Formulation is part of the Pharmaceutical Science & Technology group. This group is tasked with globally facilitating operational excellence and compliance on these products, reducing operational costs, guaranteeing reliable supply and customer service in changing conditions, and joining forces with the Development department for innovative improvements.

In addition, the group is also tasked with providing access to these products in Emerging Markets via Technology Transfer, implementation and improvement of pharmaceutical production at local manufacturing sites, which requires flawless technical and communication and implementation between diverse internal departments, Contract Research Organizations (CRO) and Third Party Manufacturer (TPM).

Currently, Abbott wants to expand the team of Pharmaceutical scientists and is searching for a (senior) Scientist, who will be responsible for maximizing product quality in an efficient and timely manner. You will be working in close collaboration with the manufacturing, Quality, supply chain and Analytical Science & Technology.


  • MSc or PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering or food technology

  • At least 5 years of experience with various aspects of manufacturing in a relevant operational or technical support environment (experience with technology transfer, quality systems, costs of goods assessment, unit operation expertise, connecting material attributes with product performance)

  • Strong expertise in troubleshooting

  • Able to communicate at various levels with professionals with different expertise

  • Experience with Lean/Six-Sigma methodologies highly desirable (Green belt level or higher)

  • Good command of English, Dutch highly desirable

What is offered ?

When you join the organization, you will work as an employee in an informal environment. We are committed to advance your career in order to increase your job satisfaction. To keep our employees up to date with the latest developments We offer educational programs and resources in their functional areas of expertise.

  • The position is a temporary placement for at least 1 year with the intention to transition to permanent position.

  • You will work in a teams of 5-10 people.

  • You will be travelling mainly within Europe 1-2 times/month on average


Research and Discovery


EPD Established Pharma


Netherlands > Weesp : WHS 02





Yes, 25 % of the Time


Not Applicable


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