Senior Analytical Scientist
sandwich, gb
1h ago

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.

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