PhD in Formulation Technology: Process simulation (m/f/x) - limited to 3 years-

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Datum: 15.09.2021

Standort: Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Deutschland, 85276

Unternehmen: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Affiliate: Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH


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Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to creating new modalities and innovative medicines by leveraging our world-class science and technology for our purpose “to contribute to the enrichment of quality of life around the world.” In addition to our current portfolio of medicines for cancer and cardiovascular disease, Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on developing novel therapies for people with cancer as well as other diseases with high unmet medical needs. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation to realize our 2030 Vision to become an “Innovative Global Healthcare Company Contributing to the Sus-tainable Development of Society.” For more information, please visit

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


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

- limited to 3 years-


The position:


Experimental and numerical investigation of different unit operations related to parenteral formulations with the aim to address the challenges that arise in the formulation development, in scale up, and in production.

Roles and responsibilities:


  • Learning and implementing state-of-the-art innovative experimental and simulation techniques related to various parenteral formulation unit operations such as liquid-liquid and liquid-solid mixing, filtration, lyophilization, etc.
  • Determination of phyisochemical properties of materials
  • Performing numerical simulations based on the fundamentals to address the challenge(s) related to one or several parenteral formulation 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)
  • Writing reports, research articles, publications, presenting results internally, externally in national and international scientific platforms


Personal skills and professional experience:


  • Preferably a Master degree in Pharmaceutical Technology/Engineering, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, Food Technology, or related study programs
  • Strong interest in simulation methods such as CFD, CFD-DEM to solve for multiphase systems
  • Knowledge in statistical tools (e.g. JMP) for design of experiments, data evaluation
  • Ideally some theoretical and/or practical knowledge of parenteral formulation development
  • Good communication skills in English and German
  • High motivation to do fundamental research on pharmaceutical formulation development
  • Reliable, responsible, independent personality, and especially willing to work in an international team


What we offer:

We offer you exciting projects for which you are independently responsible and an interesting and varied job in a motivated team. In addition, you can expect performance-based remuneration for interns, good contractual conditions and flexible working hours.

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