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Collins McNicholas

Job Title: Analytical Scientist – Chemical Drug Substance Development

Location: North West UK

 

Role Responsibilities:

 

  • The role will involve liaising with both internal clients and external collaborators
  • Performing release analysis to cGMP, providing direct analytical support to process chemists, developing and validating analytical methods and providing technical support to in-market Active pharmaceutical ingredients.

 

  • Depending on levels of skills and experience, the role may also involve aspects of project management and the authoring of key analytical documents such as Analytical Testing Plans and method/validation protocols.

    The ideal candidate will have a proven history of being able to work both accurately and independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills, to be able to think logically and have the ability to effectively collaborate with and communicate scientific ideas to both internal and external partners.

 

  • In addition, some level of project management would be desired.

 

  • For the right candidate this is a great opportunity to work in excellent surroundings, with state of the art instrumentation and with highly skilled, like-minded individuals striving to achieve a common goal.

 

  • There are excellent career progression paths and opportunities to expand knowledge and expertise.

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree in Chemistry or analytical chemistry is essential.
  • A sound, fundamental knowledge of Chemistry is essential with an emphasis on organic chemistry and analytical science.
  • Knowledge and experience within a pharmaceutical development environment and an understanding of the drug development process would be desirable.
  • Method Development experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of drug substance and API analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience of modern analytical techniques such as HPLC and GC within a development environment is essential.
  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience of pharmaceutical analysis in a development laboratory.
  • Experience of additional techniques such as NMR and LC-MS would be an advantage.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot issues relating to instrumentation and analysis as required.
  • Good understanding of requirements for working in a GMP environment.
  • Ability to quickly learn new processes.
  • Ability to work using fully electronic media, including MS Office.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to form strong working relationships with both internal colleagues and external partners.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be capable of developing solutions to problems as part of a team.
  • Willing to operate in a flexible manner and be able to switch priorities at short notice.
  • Good team player, organised, accurate, have strong documentation skills.
  • Passionate about quality and customer service.
  • Enjoys the challenges of working in a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Have the ability to prioritise, manage own time and handle a diverse workload.

 

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