Senior Scientist/Team Lead (Analytical Chemistry)

(u)HPLC, Chemistry, GMP, Formulation, Batch Manufacturing, Quality Assurance

Your new company

Global leaders in Total Quality Assurance, our client is a FTSE 100 powerhouse with a network of over 1,000 laboratories, delivering innovative Assurance solutions for their customers' operations and supply chains in over 100 countries worldwide.

The Pharma Services division has an extensive range of analytical instrumentation and provides analytical services to customers in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, personal care and speciality chemical sectors in GLP, GCP and GMP regulated laboratories.

Your new role

  • As an integral member of the Biologics Analysis/ Characterisation team, you will be bringing your wealth of expertise of pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical analysis (mainly HPLC/uHPLC) for quantitative and qualitative applications, ensuring projects are completed in a timely manner, conforming to GMP guidelines and good laboratory practices.

  • You will be training and advising other analysts with various analytical techniques, additionally being responsible for ordering and maintaining stock control of consumables, and reagents for the laboratory.

Other technical responsibilities include:
  • Performing and troubleshooting method validation and method transfer
  • API/solution assay and impurity testing
  • Pharmacopeia testing (BP, EP and USP)
  • Batch release and stability time point testing
  • FT-IR identification and coulometric KF.

What you'll need to succeed

  • You will hold a BSc/MSc/PhD (or equivalent research experience) in Chemistry/Biochemistry (or in a related scientific discipline).

  • You will possess in-depth knowledge in all practical aspects of HPLC/uHPLC, alongside reagent preparation, basic equipment maintenance and repair, and residual impurity analysis techniques for the analysis of pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical products.

  • You will be confident in performing method validation and transfer, as well as generating and interpreting data, and analysing trends when required.

  • You will have comprehensive experience working in a GxP regulatory environment, with a strong understanding of GMP principles.

  • You will have experience training, supervising and mentoring junior analysts.

Experience in particle size distribution techniques and emitted dose collection across a variety of device types, such as DPI, Nebulisers, pMDI, will be an advantage.

What you'll get in return

The client offers a competitive salary and benefits, including annual bonus, 25 days' holiday, flexible working, pension, and above all to be a part of a fast-growing, dynamic and successful team as part of a FTSE 100 company!

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Job Type
Working Pattern
Scientific and R&D
Royston, South Cambridgeshire
Quality Assurance and Validation
£30,000 - 42,000

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Wycliffe Sserunkuuma, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in London-City
4th Floor, 107 Cheapside

Telephone: 033 3010 7146

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