Senior Analytical Scientist

Job Title: Senior Analytical Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Start Date: Oct 2017
Reference: 67967-PHARM-JHY_1504604209
Contact Name: James Harvey
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 05, 2017 10:36

Job Description

Job title: Senior Analytical Scientist
Job type: Permanent
Location: Guildford, Surrey, South East England
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 / year + bonus & benefits


*My client is a leading pharmaceutical development company with a specialist
portfolio of products
*They have exciting growth plans for 2017 and are looking to add a Senior
Analytical Scientist to their team as a result
*The job holder will be expected to assist / mentor the more junior members
of the analytical team


*Provide the highest quality analytical support to ensure smooth transfer of
developed and verified methods to the Quality Control department while
ensuring compliance with protocols, GxP and safety regulations
*Provide analytical technical expertise to support the Study Directors and
client projects
*Ensure in conjunction with the Principal Scientist management of the
Pharmaceutical Analysis department and projects timelines are adhered to


*Substantial previous technical experience primarily using HPLC & GC systems
*Method Development
*Experienced in the use of "Empower" Chromatography Data Software (CDS)
*Ideally some experience of managing / supervising a small team


*To assist, prepare and review study plans, study protocols and study
reports and other Analytical procedures. Ensure that all analytical work is
conducted to the required standards
*To mentor in conjunction with the Principal scientist the Analytical Team
to maximise individual and team performances
*Provide technical expertise on the analytical techniques (HPLC, GC)
*Execute and approve all laboratory investigations including deviations,
CAPAs and participate in process improvements
*Ensure all scientific activity is carried out to the "right first time
*Provide regular reports and KPI feedback to the Principal Scientist to
inform decision making
*Participate in meetings and phone conferences with new and existing clients
when technical issues are being discussed. Ensure close collaboration with
clients on all projects
*Help lead the writing and reviewing of both internal and external technical
reports and updates
*Acknowledge and adhere to study plan and project timelines
*Adhere to SOPs at all times and prepare and contribute to the writing and
revision of SOPs where applicable
*Report any deviations from documents and SOPs to management and sponsors
*Work in partnership with relevant suppliers in order to keep up-to-date
with latest materials and technologies and to quickly identify sources


*Previous people management experience
*Substantial analytical laboratory experience
*Method development experience
*HPLC experience
*Stability testing experience
*Knowledge of ICH Q2, Q8, Q9 and Q10 guidelines
*Strong report writing skills
*Mature attitude

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