Team Leader – Chromatography – Analytical & Development Services
Concept Life Sciences
Bradford, GB
10d ago

The Role :

The Team Leader leads a scientific team in performing analytical testing, method development and validation using a range of chromatographic techniques GC, LC, and IC, with a wide range of detection approaches including MS and MS / MS.

This involves analysis of a range of test samples (substances, compounds, formulations, investigational or commercial products, raw materials) submitted by clients from the Life Sciences and related industries.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in the chromatography field, particularly HPLC and GC, plus experience of the use of a broad range of detectors in a commercial setting.

The Bradford site operates to current GMP and GLP, therefore experience of working in these regulated environments would also be beneficial.

The Team Leader will have scientific / technical skills which mirror those of a senior method development scientist and be able to apply those skills to tasks including routine or regular analysis and analytical problem solving, as well as method development / validation.

In addition, they will have responsibilities in line management and work schedule, and in directing the work of their staff, ensuring effective organisation of resources and time.

They will work closely with their Section Manager to ensure operational targets are met.

Main Duties to :

  • Receiving analytical requests, and carrying out (or guiding their team in carrying out) revenue generating laboratory-
  • based analytical project work, applying diverse analytical techniques to a wide range of sample types.

  • Associated data processing, data interpretation and report writing; peer review of data / reports generated by team members.
  • Supervising team members carrying out method development and validation, including drafting of related documents (methods, protocols, reports).
  • Line managing an internal team; selecting appropriate team members for the completion of analytical tasks; ensuring the quality of team outputs.
  • Working with their Section Manager to maintain a diverse team of staff with complementary skills and competencies, ensuring high levels of performance, development and motivation;
  • providing technical guidance and training to team members; oversee training of new members of staff.

  • Ensure all equipment is maintained and upkeep is managed by the appropriate staff.
  • Principle techniques dependent on experience and training.
  • Client liaison, inter-group liaison, internal projects and initiatives.
  • Contributing to and adhering to company standard operating procedures.
  • Training of co-workers in own specialist techniques.
  • Qualifications / Role Requirements :

  • BSc or PhD in an analytical, chemical or related scientific field with demonstrated, relevant experience.
  • Broad practical experience in developing and validating analytical methods; method development research skills.
  • Experienced in the use of complex analytical instrumentation.
  • Experience of working in GMP and GLP regulated environments (inc. quality, health and safety).
  • Familiarity with good scientific practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams and multitask.
  • Able to identify and highlight own training needs, and proactively upskill.
  • Equipment maintenance and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills; IT Literate.
  • Proactive approach to your work.
  • A full, clean UK driving license.
  • Working Hours

  • Full Time 37.5 hours per week.
  • Company Benefits

    In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum : Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Share Incentive scheme, Retail-

    Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

    In our science-based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.

    We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard.

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