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Principal Scientist Process Engineering

upto €100K Euros plus benefits | Belgium |  Manufacturing and Operations, Research & Development |  Permanent  | Ref:889336

The Role

Principal Scientist Process Engineering - Pharmaceutical Company - Belgium - upto €100K Euros plus benefits


The Company

  • A large pharmaceutical company with focus on research and development to bring innovative and effective treatments and products from research stage to market.
  • 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

  • You will play a key role in the development, scale up, and optimization of our API manufacturing processes
  • You will interact with cross-functional teams (organic chemists, analysts, process safety engineers, purification specialists, pilot plant engineers) and actively participate in the process design supervising ongoing projects and guiding subject matter experts.
  • You will be responsible for developing a deep understanding of our processes to ensure the highest quality product is manufactured within our API facilities. This includes late stage development, scale-up, new product introductions, and technology transfers, with the aim of delivering robust operational performance and scientific excellence.



  • You hold a Degree in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline with at least 8 years industrial experience in API development or manufacturing along with a track record of significant process engineering achievement and experience in leading projects.
  • You have a deep knowledge of API manufacturing unit operations (isolation, drying, distillation, milling etc.), up- and down-scaling principles, reaction engineering (kinetics, mixing, heat transfer etc.) and are familiar with flow chemistry and continuous manufacturing.
  • A sound knowledge and experience working with PAT tools and modelling software is desirable.
  • You have a keen interest in recent scientific developments related to API manufacturing.
  • You have worked in cross-functional teams.


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, leadership and API knowledge and also to become a subject matter expert. 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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