Scientist - Chromatography
Manchester, UK
3d ago

Intertek Pharma Services Manchester (IPSM) has an extensive range of analytical instrumentation and provides analytical services to customers in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, personal care and speciality chemical sectors in a GLP, GCP and GMP regulated laboratory.

As a Scientist you will :

  • Utilise your skillset and knowledge (in all practical aspects of two or more Chromatography techniques such as HPLC (RP, HIC, IEX, HILIC), GC (MS, FID, TCD, ECD) and IC (Ion chromatography) and assessment of drug performance, Bioavailability, Bioequivalence and dissolution to USP 4) to act as an independent member of the team.
  • Act as a lead investigator working across a vast array of projects which will range in scale, scope and timeline.
  • Accountability for becoming a technical reviewer and support with method validation, method optimisation and method development with some guidance
  • Working as an established member of the business providing guidance and support to more junior members of the team and passing on your knowledge and experience.
  • The role is a permanent full-time role based at Hexagon Tower, Blackley, North Manchester where the site offers a variety of on-site amenities including a gym and restaurant.

    In addition to generous paid annual holidays we proactively support work life balance for all our employees by operating flexible working opportunities.

    The health and safety of employees is paramount to Intertek. Intertek UK encourage their employees to adopt and pursue healthy lifestyle options, providing enhanced annual leave and offering a Total Wellness package of health and wellbeing services to support this approach for their colleagues.

    Intertek’s passionate and entrepreneurial culture inspires employees to be Ever Better, to own and shape their future, whilst giving them the freedom, power and tools to develop a learning and development pathway that is unique to them.

    From their unique Skills for Success management and leadership development programme, which enables employees to gain skills and recognised qualifications to deliver 10X Performance, to Learning Leadership Labs that allow a learning experience for new and future leaders to support innovation and engage their people through collaborative quality conversations, Intertek has amazing opportunities waiting just for you!

    Intertek rewards its people equitably for their responsibilities, performance, potential and contribution to the business.

    This includes for every employee an enhanced Maternity & Adoption Benefits package of up to 16 weeks full pay, flexible solutions for returning to work, a Pension scheme and life assurance package up to 6 times annual salary.

    Aligned to their 10X Energies, which help define their winning behaviour, they also recognise and reward their employees via a colleague to colleague recognition programme.


  • BSc / MSc / PhD in Chemistry (or related scientific discipline) is essential.
  • In-depth knowledge of Pharmaceutical with extensive experience using Chromatography techniques for the analysis of chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
  • Experience, developing and validating appropriate methods for performing assessment of drug performance, Bioavailability, Bioequivalence and dissolution to USP 4.
  • Comprehensive experience of working in a GxP regulatory laboratory with strong understanding of GMP principles.
  • Strong method development and validation experience
  • You should also be able to demonstrate experience training, supervising and coordinating the work of more junior scientists.
  • Good practical laboratory and problem-solving skills
  • Good IT literacy skills
  • Clear written and verbal communications skills with the ability to clearly convey processes, results and key messages and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively
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