Senior Scientist (PHD) (m/f) Process Development

bei RCPE Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH Graz vor 3 Tagen
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The Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH (RCPE) is an interdisciplinary research institute in the area of pharmaceutical process- and product-development in Graz, Austria.
Our goal is to establish technology to transform current product and processes development approaches in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries into a science-based endeavor together with our partners.

We are looking for an active, highly qualified

SENIOR SCIENTIST (PHD) (m/f) Process Development


  • Actively lead and/or participate in teams/ projects to design, plan, execute, interpret/analyze and report results of experiments pertaining to physical characterization, process development
  • Polymer-based solid dosage forms development (process development and optimization)
  • Polymer processing and downstream process knowledge and understanding (e.g. hot melt extrusion, injection molding, pelletization…)
  • Lead multiple scientific projects
  • Conduct basic research in the field of dosage form development
  • Communicate data with academic or industrial partners
  • Supervision of Master and/ or PhD students
  • Produce project reports and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals


  • A technical or natural scientific MS degree (polymer sciences, chemical engineering) / A PhD and minimum 2 - 5 years research experience in a field related to the tasks of the project
  • Sound understanding of polymer processing and physical characterization of polymers (rheology, solid state analysis, spectroscopy etc.) as well as in polymer chemistry in relation to drug delivery
  • Profound knowledge in early and late phase drug product development
  • Advantage: knowledge and understanding of polymer processing techniques (e.g. hot melt extrusion, injection molding,…)
  • Strong communication, presentation and scientific writing, leadership skills
  • Interest and experience in performing top-level and target-oriented research at the interface of basic science and industrial application


  • a responsible position in R&D for an unlimited period in the interface of scientific and industrial work
  • a multidisciplinary and dynamic research environment and access to highly modern infrastructure on campus of Graz University of Technology
  • options for career development at the academic and industrial level
  • options for personal development (participation in trainings) and a competitive salary (min. EUR 42.000,- gross/year) overpayment - depending on qualification - possible

We are looking forward to receiving your application by indicating the Ref. Nr.SK33 and including a cover letter, your CV, publication track record and credentials

Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH
Sandra Resl
Head of Human Resources
Inffeldgasse 13
A-8010 Graz



RCPE Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH

Inffeldgasse 13
8010 Graz

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