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Abbott Formulation Scientist (m/f/d) in Hannover, Germany

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world - in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and

branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

In Germany, Abbott has approximately 3,000 employees working in manufacturing, research and development, logistics, sales and marketing. They are located at Abbott`s German headquarters in Wiesbaden and its sites in Hanover, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Wetzlar, Eschborn and Witten. St. Jude Medical is now Abbott.

Abbott Established Pharmaceutical Division (EPD) is looking for a Formulation Scientist (m/f/d)

based in Hannover, Germany


  • Plan, execute, evaluate and report independently experimental formulation studies in the field of drug product development and pharmaceutical technology for process development/ optimization, scale up, and technology transfer of the manufacturing process to the respective international production siteunder the supervision of the laboratory manager

  • Perform physicochemical characterizations of formulations and their startingmaterials

  • Write and review study plans, statistical experimental designs, process memos and scientific reports self-organized in support of the laboratory manager and working in projects in German and English. Evaluate, report and present experimental results under the guidance of the laboratory manager

  • Execute and safeguard the manufacturing of material for regulatory relevant studies (e.g. stability studies, clinical trials) in a cGMP-conform and timely manner when required, in lab-, pilot- and commercial scale

  • Execute studies in accordance to regulations and procedures in a GMP regulated environment

  • Support infrastructural activities incl. checks and maintenance of qualified equipment and GMP-pilot plant. Support GMP audits

  • Represent the department project-related in global project teams

  • Proactively and cooperatively communicate with lab manager and peers, and communicate by proactively keeping them informed of results, of obvious and subtle problems and of likely potential problems, alternatives and their potential consequences

  • Proactively solve simple problems through job knowledge and use of technical resources and make recommendations in order to reduce current or future problems


  • At least scientist with bachelor degree or comparable degree

  • Advanced knowledge and industrial or research experience in the field of pharmaceutical process technology with strong background in formulation development in the field of solid dosage forms, ideally also of liquid dosage forms

  • Working experience within pharmaceutical industry, several years in generic development necessary

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in the field of biologicals and in further formulation technologies, e.g. injectables, inhalers, would be a plus

  • Experienced in working with complexly automated pharmaceutical (analytical) equipment.

  • Advanced German and English language skills

  • Highly developed problem solving skills. Scientific report writing skills. Good organizational skills. Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in working in a GMP environment and respective knowledge of compliance regulations

  • The ability to be flexible in an ever changing and challenging international environment

  • Ability to work in a team and flexibility for short-term travels to production sites outside of Europe

  • Knowledge of regulatory issues involved in CMC would be a plus

Abbott Germany has a range and variety of jobs on offer in a positive and dynamic environment that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We provide development opportunities as part of our comprehensive Talent Management Program. Your contribution to the company’s success will be rewarded with a competitive salary package. We offer comprehensive benefits to suit the lifestyles of all our employees, from a retirement plan that is far above market average, a save-as-you-earn program, to educational scholarships for children, and health management initiatives for staff and their dependents.

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes?

Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application .

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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