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Principal Scientist - External R&D

up to €100k Euros | Belgium |  Manufacturing and Operations, Research & Development |  Permanent  | Ref:889499

The Role

Principal Scientist - External R&D - Pharmaceutical Company - Beerse Belgium - up to €100k Euros


The Company

  • A large pharmaceutical company with focus on research and development to bring innovative and effective treatments across a number of therapeutic areas.
  • An international pharma and medical device company that develops medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods.
  • Over 130 years within the pharmaceutical sector
  • Innovative and ground-breaking global healthcare products


The Role

  • Based in the External R&D Capability group in API SM focusing on the process research and development towards the external supply of (GMP) API batches supporting development activities.
  • To identify the synthetic strategy that will deliver early (GMP) batches for assigned projects.
  • To be responsible for connecting and interacting between API Small Molecule Development and both internal and external key strategic partners ensuring timely deliveries of right quality and quantity of API batches by applying the best chemistry
  • To communicate and follow up within API Small Molecules on cross-functional project plans and deliverables while building a partnership with other global teams.



  • You have A PhD in Organic Chemistry with 10 years' experience working in API Process Development in pharmaceutical industry.
  • You have a proven track record of participation in teams solving complex synthetic problems through scientific excellence collaborations with scientific personnel.
  • Strong teamwork skills: you are able to collaborate with a network of internal and external talent driving projects respecting required project deliverables. By seamlessly collaborating across different functions, you will provide truly innovative solutions to challenging chemistry problems.
  • You have strong knowledge of pharmaceutical API development and are familiar with process development phases and paradigms.


What should you do next?

This exciting, role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work within a highly innovative company whilst utilising your scientific skills. To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Natalie Hough

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

Drug Development Team. I specialise in R&D and Manufacturing roles.

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

CMC, Engineer & CSV Engineers, Manufacturing Specialists, Scientists, Process Engineers, and Technical Specialists positions. 

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

Rising drug prices


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