Analytical Scientist

To support the growth of our Analytical Development department, we are seeking a full-time Analytical Scientist

SeraNovo is a pharmaceutical formulation company with a proprietary technology platform to enhance the bioavailability of water insoluble drugs. SeraNovo’s technology harnesses the unique benefits of eutectic solvents to create unique, solubility-enhancing formulations for its customers and partners.


As a highly profitable organisation with a worldwide base of customers, a broad range of in vivo proofs of efficacy and a suite of intellectual properly SeraNovo will grow significantly in the coming years.


To support our growing operations in Leiden (NL), we are seeking a full-time analytical scientist who is detail focused, rigorous and enthusiastic to analyse formulations for drug candidates across many disease areas. 


  • Run experiments to develop analytical methods, based on protocols drafted by senior analytical staff. Our main analytical tool is UPLC coupled with MS-detection, and hands-on experience with this technique is essential.

  • Independently run a broad variety of analyses, including but not limited to potency/purity via UPLC-MS, in vitro dissolution, differential scanning calorimetry, polarised light microscopy and particle sizing (DLS)

  • Troubleshoot equipment failures under the guidance of senior analytical staff

  • Support the writing of documents such as method descriptions, stability study protocols and scientific reports for our customers

  • Manage the inventory of our stability chambers

  • Manage the inventory of our lab consumables and reagents

  • Prepare shipments of samples to our customers and third parties

  • Ensure lab tidiness and cleanliness together with all lab co-workers


  • MSc/PhD in chemistry, pharmaceutics, chemical engineering or related discipline

  • 3+ years oral formulation development in an industrial setting

  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken)


Additional skills / preferences

  • At least five years’ of analytical development experience, preferably obtained in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Hands-on experience with UPLC-MS

  • Limited working proficiency in English

Why join SeraNovo?

Our work is enabling medicines in fields ranging from cancer to neuroscience to arthritis. Scientists at SeraNovo get the freedom to use their intellectual capabilities and creativity to their fullest extent. The potential to create impact in a small company is much greater than the potential to do so in a large company, so join the most ambitious and creative company with the best technology in the formulation space and have a real world impact with your career!


To apply, please send a motivation letter and CV to

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