Analytical Scientist - LC Method Development

Job Title: Analytical Scientist - LC Method Development
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicestershire
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days' holiday, pension
Start Date: March / April 2017
Reference: 68756-PHARM-JHY
Contact Name: James Harvey
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 13, 2017 11:35

Job Description

Job title: Analytical Scientist - LC Method Development
Job type: Permanent
Location: Leicestershire, UK
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 / year + excellent benefits package


·My client is a global leader in the development and manufacture of a wide
very range of products, with $30 billion in sales and 90,000 employees
connecting with customers all around the world
·I am currently seeking for them an Analytical Method Development Expert to
join the existing Inhalational Product R&D team at their key site in

Overall Mission:

·To work as part of a team responsible for the testing and development of
new inhalation pharmaceutical products as part of a successful R&D

Job Responsibilities:

·The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the development of
analytical methods that will be used for the testing of pharmaceutical
·This will include 'from scratch' methods which will have marginal or zero
literature available
·The principal dosage form will be inhalation, and the main technique will
be Liquid Chromatography
·The successful candidate will also be required to have a knowledge of
organic chemistry, in order to facilitate full contribution to the
development of stability indicating impurity methods

Required Knowledge & Skills:

·Very knowledgeable in the theoretical aspects of analytical method
development with particular emphasis on development of LC & HPLC methods
·Practical 'hands on' experience of the execution of method development and
method validation
·Knowledge of organic chemistry and experience of relating this knowledge to
the prediction of degradation pathways of organic molecules
·Experienced in the validation requirements for analytical methodology in
the pharmaceutical industry (MHRA / FDA / ICH etc.)
·Experienced in working to GMP (good manufacturing practice)
·A track record of problem solving and production of robust methodologies to
analyse pharmaceutical products
·Experience of a wide range of instrumental as well as practical experience
of "wet" and classical chemistry
·Proven ability to work methodically and pay meticulous attention to detail
·Experienced in the characterisation of organic impurities, with emphasis on
utilising LC with mass spectrometry detection as the principal means of
·Broad knowledge of current industry practices, with an established network
of relevant external contacts, ideally having history of authoring relevant
·Working knowledge of analytical method life-cycle management, to include
Quality by Design and method risk assessments

Qualifications / Experience:

·Degree qualified - essential
·Higher degree such as MSc or PhD in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry -
·Extensive experience in a method development role in the pharmaceutical

Key Benefits:

·25 days paid annual holiday, plus Bank Holidays
·Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme
·Life Assurance Scheme 4 x salary
·General Employee Stock Purchase Plan
·Reduced subscriptions on various insurance schemes
·Employee Assistance Programme
·Financial support for further education

Additional Information

·The closing date for applications is Friday 24th February 2017