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Research Scientist, Small Molecule

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location:
  • Sector: Scientific
  • Date posted: 02/11/2017
  • Job reference: J376629A

Research Scientist, Small Molecule

About the Research Scientist position

The role of Research Scientist is to provide full analytical testing support in accordance with cGMP practices, including analytical method development and validation. This is an exciting opportunity to join a Lab that focuses on method development and validation, stability and quality control testing for all phases of drug development, with particular emphasis on inhalation, small molecule and biopharmaceutical products.

We are looking for a Research Scientist to join the team on a permanent basis to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate all aspects of managing method development and validation
  • Supervise and assist senior technical staff in laboratory operations
  • Interface with clients on scientific issues, study design and project technical requirements
  • Plan, direct and implement improvements in systems and processes in order to enhance efficiency and quality
  • Assist with strategic planning, business development and new technology implementation

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry. Significant experience within an analytical testing laboratory and cGMP environment is essential, as well as solid scientific supervisory experience in the pharmaceutical or analytical contract laboratory industry (to include R&D project and program management, direct supervision of technical staff, and direction of laboratory operations). Other requirements also include:

  • Expertise in cGMP regulated environment in the areas of analytical method development and validation for trace level analysis and for a variety of dosage forms, using a variety of instrumentation which may include the following: GC, HPLC, IC, AA, ICP and other applicable analytical instruments.
  • Knowledge with GC/MS and LC/MS/ instrumentation detection techniques for the purposes of impurity structural elucidation / unknown identification and quantitative assays for impurities in pharmaceutical products.
  • Excellent analytical expertise in method development and validation
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong mentoring and training skills
  • Ability to build and develop client relationships
  • Understanding of budgeting and revenue projection
  • Ability to plan, organize and work to deadlines
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