Senior Analytical Chemist

Location Berkshire
Discipline: Clinical Research
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £30000 to £35000
Contact name: Simon Cowley

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Contact phone: +44 1293 584 300
Job ref: 24394
Published: 11 days ago
Expiry date: 27 Aug 2022 11:59

I am partnered with a well-established company who are an API and speciality ingredients manufacturer focusing on the development and manufacture of vital bile acid derivatives for possible neurodegenerative (such as Azhheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease) and metabolic disease.

They are looking for several Senior Analytical Chemists to join their growing team, full-time at their Reading site on a permanent contract

They are a global organisation that has production facilities in Italy, Brazil, India, Japan and New Zealand together with R&D centres in Italy, India, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

This client is also a leading provider of complex rare oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates and offers bespoke carbohydrate synthesis solutions for biotech and pharma customers too. Finally, the company has a GMP manufacturing suite capable of producing active pharmaceutical ingredients for early phase clinical development.

It is an exciting opportunity for a proactive scientist to take a leading role in the analysis and characterisation of novel API materials, aiding the development, scale up and transfer of processes for both our inhouse and client projects. We are looking for an individual with experience in the development and optimisation of methods as well as the performance and co-ordination of forced degradation and method validation studies. The Analytical team also supports, as required, our catalogue business, stability testing, GMP batch manufacturing and release activities along with analytical method transfers to cGMP contract manufacturing organisations. In addition, this role will include technical mentoring and coaching of other members of the team and maintenance of the analytical equipment.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, be able to work collaboratively across multiple functions and provide support and guidance to other team members.

In return, you will gain a great opportunity to gain valuable commercial ‘hands-on’ experience as well as expand your Synthetic Chemistry knowledge in a supportive and innovative production environment at their recently built Reading, Berks facility.

Experience & Requirements

Minimum: BSc/MSc in Analytical, Bioanalytical, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Organic Chemistry with a minimum of 5 years relevant industrial experience in an analytical laboratory performing testing and data analysis/interpretation within the pharmaceutical sector.

In-depth knowledge of analytical techniques and methodologies (instrumental and wet chemistry) used in the pharmaceutical sector and demonstration of their practical application in the analysis of in process and final API materials.

In-depth theoretical knowledge and practical application of method development, validation and troubleshooting of HPLC, UPLC and good practical knowledge of GC, GC-headspace, IC, KF, UV and polarimetry

Extensive practical experience of analytical data interpretation, good understanding of statistical methods is required

Contact me ASAP for more details