We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Analytical Scientist with a solid expertise in HPLC / UPLC.
Job purpose :
You will work as an integral part of the analytical group within the LGC AMS team in Sandwich, Kent, in a cGMP environment.
LGC Analytical and Materials Science (AMS) team in Sandwich, Kent, supports the development and manufacture of new and existing medicines working for a wide range of customers, ranging from universities to large pharmaceutical companies.
Key responsibilities :
Performing analysis of APIs, raw materials, drug substances and / or drug products using HPLC, UPLC and other analytical methods in compliance with cGMP principles
Processing, interpretation and reporting of data using a high degree of scientific judgement
Method development and validation
Writing and reviewing protocols and SOPs
Troubleshooting issues relating to instrumentation and analysis as and when required
Technical review of data and reports generated by others, as well as project management and liaising with customers on projects and expectations
Raising quality incidents and events as and when necessary, and investigating quality events to find out root cause
Working to tight deadlines when necessary
Solving scientific problems
Training and mentoring junior staff
Education, experience and technical skills :
BSc (Hons) or MSc in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry or a related discipline
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in industry, with practical experience of pharmaceutical analysis using HPLC and / or UPLC methods
Proficiency in chromatographic software such as Empower, OpenLAB, Masslynx
Experience working to, and a strong understanding of, GMP principles
Ability to operate in a flexible manner, switching priorities at short notice and handling a diverse workload
Impeccable attention to detail, and excellent organisation, time management and documentation skills
Strong IT skills and use of electronic media, including MS Office
Desirable requirements :
Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and an understanding of the drug development process
Knowledge and experience of mass spectrometry
Person specification :
Willing to learn new skills and processes to help the wider team with their workload and projects
Enthusiastic, self-motivated with excellent communication skills, both written and verbally
Enjoys working in a fast-paced and changing environment
Ability to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team
Eager to provide high quality work and great customer service
We will be considering applicants as they apply, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.
What we can offer you : -
We offer a flexible approach to work, in a friendly and informal environment. As well as a competitive salary, we offer a range of flexible benefits including a group personal pension plan, cycle to work scheme, travel insurance and many more.
We would consider part-time / flexible working hours for this role.