Formulation Scientist at SeraNovo

Company Profile 

SeraNovo is a pharmaceutical formulation start-up, improving the bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drug molecules. 

70-90% of new chemical entities in development (potential therapies) are insoluble in water resulting in poor bioavailability. This is one of the largest problems in the industry, resulting in many lost cures.

SeraNovo is building a novel liquid platform to solve this problem and bring more cures to patients. Based on the structure of each individual drug, we design, test and optimise a formulation to enhance its oral bioavailability. 

Candidate Profile 

We are looking for a formulation scientist to reinforce our core team for our primary R&D program based in Leiden, The Netherlands. The scientist will be responsible for further development of the platform including advanced solvent design, polymer selection and integration, and formulation analysis. As a key member of a start up the scientist must have a high internal drive, a demonstrable aptitude for problem solving and an enthusiasm to develop breakthrough therapies. 


  • Master’s degree or PhD in chemistry or pharmaceutical sciences 
  • Minimum 2 years industry experience in the formulation of small molecules
  • Expertise with the use of polymers in formulation development 
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken) 
  • Freedom to work in The Netherlands
  • Full-time availability


We offer a competitive salary with a 1-year contract initially. Our aim is to forge a longer professional relationship, granted your role in our team is a good fit. 

Please feel invited to call the number below for additional information. If you are interested, please email your Motivation and CV.

C: +31633089990

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