Senior Analytical Scientist

Job Title: Senior Analytical Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 71247-PHARM-JHY_1520937477
Contact Name: James Harvey
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 13, 2018 10:37

Job Description

Job title: Senior Analytical Scientist
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Pharmaceuticals
Location: Guildford, Surrey, South East England
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 / year + bonus & benefits


- My client is a leading pharmaceutical development company with a specialist
portfolio of products
- They have exciting growth plans for 2018 and are looking to add a Senior
Analytical Scientist to their team as a result
- The job holder will be expected to effectively manage a team of analytical


- Write analytical study plans & review final analytical reports
- Manage the day to day running of the analytical team in line with the company QMS



- Line management of a team
- Monitor team study plans and project timelines
- Develop and maximise individual and team performances


- Provide technical expertise on the company analytical techniques, specifically
HPLC & GC, and help promote innovation by recommending new techniques
- Write study plans for analytical work carried out on each project
- Lead the company's method development strategy, ensuring all product development
needs are met in an effective and efficient manner
- Be the Chromatographic expert for troubleshooting of instrumentation, methods
and investigation of aberrant sample results
- Participate in meetings with new and existing clients when technical issues are
being discussed
- Review data, interpret results and make decisions on further actions if required
- Ensure that all analytical work carried out by the team is conducted to the
required standards


- Take a key role in continuous improvement projects
- Execute and approve all laboratory investigations including deviations, CAPAs and
participate in process improvement
- Monitor team study plans and project timelines
- Ensure team members adhere to SOPs at all times, prepare, contribute to the
writing and revision of SOPs where applicable
- Report any deviations from documents and SOPs to senior management team
- Ensure all scientific activity is carried out to the "right first time principle"
- Provide regular reports and KPI feedback to the Head of analytical team to inform
decision making


- Very strong team management experience
- Substantial analytical laboratory experience
- Method development experience
- Method validation experience
- Stability testing experience
- Knowledge of ICH Q2, Q8, Q9 and Q10 guidelines
- Strong report writing skills
- Mature attitude

Please apply online.

If this role is not right for you but you would like to hear about other opportunities then please contact James Harvey at Volt Europe on 01737 236 706