Research & Development Senior Analytical Scientist - Personal Care

Blackley, Manchester
£Negotiable package
27 Jan 2017
24 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research & Development Senior Analytical Scientist – Personal Care

Lonza Personal Care

Based Blackley, Manchester                                                                

£Negotiable package

Employing 11,000 people in 100 locations, Lonza is a leading supplier of chemicals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and biotechnology products and services to the Life-Science industries.  Personal Care is one of Lonza’s fastest growing markets and their chemicals are used in every day cosmetic and personal care products, supporting an impressive and high profile blue chip customer base. 

This newly created role offers an excellent opportunity for career development within a successful and rapidly expanding Technical team.

Laboratory based at Lonza’s impressive Manchester facility, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Personal Care NPD team.

This diverse role will include responsibility for:

  • Providing full analytical testing support of raw materials, intermediates and finished products in accordance with cGMP practices.
  • Performing analysis procedures and methods to quantitatively measure specified compounds in a variety of formulations.
  • Calibrating laboratory instrumentation.
  • Writing Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Carrying out internal QA audits and assisting with external audits.
  • Planning, scheduling and completing project work effectively and efficiently.

Ideally with a related scientific Degree e.g. Analytical Chemistry, candidates must have previous “hands on” industrial analytical experience gained within the personal care industry, or raw material supplier to this sector, with practical experience of method development.  Experience in HPLC & LCMS is essential, whilst a knowledge of Chromatography techniques e.g. GCMS/GPC/FTIR is preferred.     

Innovative and flexible, your attention to detail will be combined with sound project management experience, high levels of accuracy, a strong IT affinity and excellent communication skills.

All applications and contact from third parties must be made via our retained Consultants – McCourt Newton.

To apply please send your CV with current salary details quoting reference 03700 via the Apply button.

Closing date: Friday 24 February 2017

Applicants must hold a working visa for the UK.

If you have not been invited for interview within 7 days after the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.