PhD in Formulation Technology - Process simulation (m/f/x)

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Date: 13-Jun-2019

Location: Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, 85276

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Affiliate: Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo and its 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, the Group’s 2025 vision is to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology”. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 12 European countries. For more information:



For our location in Pfaffenhofen we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


PhD in Formulation Technology (m/f/x)

Process simulation



Effective date:

  • 1st of December 2018 or as soon as possible - thereafter for a period of 3 years



  • Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH, Luitpoldstr. 1, Pfaffenhofen a.d. Ilm
  • In close proximity and excellent connection to Munich


Your profile:

  • Highly motivated candidates to do their Ph.D. under industry-university collaboration on fundamental research about pharmaceutical powders handling
  • Strong interest in simulation methods like CFD, DEM, FEM and knowledge in statistical tools (e.g. JMP) for design of experiments, data evaluation
  • Ideally some theoretical and/or practical knowledge of tablet manufacturing
  • Applicants should hold a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Technology / Engineering or Engineering in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or an equivalent background
  • Strong interest in working in a cross-disciplinary international environment requires good communication skills in written and spoken English, communication skills in German are helpful but not a prerequisite
  • Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and reliable


Research topic and key responsibilities:

Experimental and numerical investigation of different tableting unit operations aiming to address the challenges that arise within formulation development, scale up and production

  • Learning and implementing state-of-art innovative experimental and simulation techniques related to various tableting unit operations
  • Characterization of powders to measure various micro- and macroscopic properties
  • Performing numerical simulations based on the fundamentals to address the challenge(s) related to one or several tableting unit operations
  • Conducting experiments on lab-scale and pilot-scale machines as well as custom designed instruments
  • In depth results evaluation with statistical tools, and finding the cause(s) that help(s) in addressing the challenge(s) followed by publishing within performance of reports and presentations, research articles, scientific publications, on internal and external national and international scientific platforms



  • Based on the TV-L statutory salary scale according to collaboration university
  • We support equal opportunities and explicitly encourage women to apply


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What we offer:

We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.


Please apply online at our Career Portal. We are looking forward to hearing from you!