Lead Analytical Development Scientist - £50K+

Research, Chemistry, HPLC, Pharma, Analytical Development, Method Development, Science, NMR, LC/MS
My client are a rapidly expanding Global Pharmaceutical Development company who are seeking a highly motivated Associate Principle Scientist at their Hertfordshire, state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standard facilities for the development of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), formulation development and process chemistry, site.

The successful candidate will have a background in Analytical Chemistry combined with expert knowledge of HPLC and potentially GC, SFC, or other analytical methodologies utilized to characterize APIs. The candidate will be expected to lead the analytical support of chemistry projects, report data back to Clients in team meetings, develop and validate analytical methods, provide expert advice in the characterization of Starting Materials, Intermediates and APIs and collaborates effectively with Process Chemistry colleagues.


  • BSc or PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related scientific discipline with several years’ experience in an Analytical Chemistry laboratory.
  • An expert in HPLC method development or other separation techniques such as SFC and/or GC.
  • Experience in the developing methods of for the separation of chiral compounds.
  • Clear understanding of the drug development process.
  • Ability to lead projects and mentor or supervise junior members of the department.
  • Strong scientific track record.


  • Developing, troubleshooting and validating HPLC and other analytical methods.
  • Leading analytical project teams working to tight deadlines.
  • Planning their and other peoples work and prioritising as necessary with the minimum level of supervision.
  • Implement novel analytical techniques to support projects.
  • Able to work effectively in a GMP laboratory.
  • Present and communicate clearly and effectively with clients.
  • Lead and mentor other more junior members of staff.


  • Salary £45-55,000 depending on experience
  • Rapidly expanding Global Pharma Development company
  • Permanent Position
  • Hertfordshire Location
  • Exciting new technology platforms

If you think you match the skills listed above and are looking for a new challenge in the Pharmaceutical Research Industry as an Analytical Chemist, then please apply with your CV or call me on 020 3465 0081 for a completely confidential chat about your situation


Job type:
Scientific and R&D
Life Sciences Manufacturing
£45,000 - £55,000
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Talk to Anthony Monteza Cabrejos, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in London City

4th Floor, 107 Cheapside

Telephone: 02034650081

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