Pharmaceutical Scientist

  • Weesp
  • WO
  • Salary indication €4,500-6,000
  • 40 Hours per week
  • Fulltime
  • #1AV0044778

About the job

Are you the perfect fit for our client? Our client is looking to fill an open (contractor) position and is searching for a strongly independent scientist with good communication skills. Are you the one we are looking for?
Then please apply quickly!

You will be working in close collaboration with several disciplines such as manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Supply chain and Analytical S&T.
This client is tasked with globally facilitating operational excellence and compliance on these products, reducing operational costs, guaranteeing reliable supply and customer service in changing conditions, and joining forces with the Development department for innovative improvements.
In addition, the client is also tasked with providing access to these products in Emerging Markets via Technology Transfer. The implementation and improvement of pharmaceutical production at local manufacturing sites requires technical experience as well as communication skills to connect with diverse internal departments, Contract Research Organizations (CRO) and Third Party Manufacturers (TPM).

The person we're looking for will be responsible for maximizing product quality in an efficient and timely manner. The focus will be on supporting their oral pharmaceutical products. Preferably you already have the experience of working in a pharmaceutical production environment and in working with a tablect machine.

Job requirements

  • MSc or PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering or food technology;
  • At least 5 years of experience with various aspects of manufacturing in a relevant operational or technical support environment (experience with technology transfer, quality systems, costs of goods assessment, unit operation expertise, connecting material attributes with product performance);
  • Strong expertise in troubleshooting;
  • Good reporting skills, both technical reports and (regulatory) CMC docs;
  • Able to communicate at various levels with professionals with different expertise;
  • Experience with Lean/Six-Sigma methodologies highly desirable (Green belt level or higher);
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Dutch highly desirable.

About the company

The organization is recognized by the Top Employers Institute as a 'Top Employer' in the Netherlands. Think of innovative programs, including flexible terms of employment, personal financial planning advice, compensation for sports, individual budget training and also a trainee program for their employees.

This company is an international organization and a major player in the pharmaceutical industry. About 99,000 people work for this company in at least 150 countries. They provide diagnostics, medical aids, food and medicines. Working at this company you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world, because you will be part of an organization that determines the future of healthcare.

On this particular department you work in a pharmaceutical production environment and will work a lot with tablect machines.

The main work location for this position is in Weesp. This is easily accessible via Amsterdam, Utrecht, Almere and Schiphol.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary;
  • Travel allowance;
  • A temporary fulltime position for 12 months;
  • After employment through ASA, the possibility of a contract through our client;
  • An informal and multicultural environment;
  • You may be travelling 1-2 times/month on average;
  • Weekly or four-weekly payment;
  • Access to GoodHabitz with more than 100 online trainings.

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Breestraat   51   -53
2311 CJ, Leiden

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, we are a member of ABU: the branch organization of the temporary employment sector. This organization guarantees that its members act according to the Dutch law. 
You are more than welcome at our office in Venlo, where our recruiters can talk to you in either Dutch, English, German and/or Polish.
If you work via Start People it is possible to, I some cases,  use one of our collective health insurance policies. However, if you want to stay in The Netherlands for a longer period of time, we advise you to arrange health insurance yourself.  
Some companies we work with only offer day shifts, but the most companies offer several shifts (morning-, day and night shifts). It is often not possible to work structurally in one specific shift.
Unfortunately, one of these three languages is required to find a job via Start People. It is important that you can communicate with our colleagues and your manager at work.
Yes, you can choose between a weekly or a 4-weekly payment of your salary.
If you want to work in The Netherlands, you should be able to arrage your own transportation. Also, traveling together with other people is not preferred due to the flexibility you need for several jobs. 
Unfortunately, Start People does not offer housing. If you wish to work for Start People, you need to arrange housing in the Netherlands or in the Dutch border area.

If you have the intention to stay in the Netherlands for more than four months, you must register in the personal records database of the city you live in. To do this, go to the town hall of the city where you are going to live. You will then receive a citizen service number (BSN). With this number, your employer can register you, for example, at the Tax Authorities/ Doctors, hospitals and pharmacies can also ask you for your BSN. For more information, visit the website of the City where you live or visit

If you intend to stay in the Netherlands for less than four months, registration in to the personal record database is not obligated. If you still want a citizen service number, you must register in the personal record database of the city you live in. 

We can help you make an appointment to get your BSN number, but you must go to the appointment yourself. 
You need a valid ID, BSN number on an original document from either the Tax Authorities or City (Hall) you are registered in, and a European bank account number (IBAN) in your name.
In The Netherlands, it is not allowed to charge money for job placement services. Therefore, our services are free.