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Scientist Chemical / Drug Substance Development

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 19/09/2017
  • Job reference: J374238A

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Our client is a leading contract research organisation providing testing and research services in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sciences to clients worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for enthusiastic and innovative Scientists. These are new and exciting opportunities based in a world class Pharmaceutical company based in Macclesfield. We have opportunities for experienced Analytical Scientists with at least 1 years' experience of drug substance development in the pharmaceutical industry.

The purpose of this role is to provide Analytical support to the client's drug substance development projects from early phase through to clinical filings. The role will involve liaising with both internal clients and external collaborators and duties may include: 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, 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.
Education / Experience / Skills
- 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.
- 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 1 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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