Process Development Chemist

Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
£0 per annum
Posted
06 Jul 2017
Closes
03 Aug 2017
Ref
J2771
Contact
William Blohm
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

- Devising new processes, or refining existing ones, to optimise the manufacturing process;
- Planning, carrying out and supervising process trials in laboratories, pilot plants or factories;
- Scaling up the production process via plant trials, making changes to raw materials or components and process parameters to ensure quality is maintained during large-scale production;
- Improving yields by reducing costs, for example investigating alternative materials or new machinery to improve efficiency and quality in bottleneck areas;
- Devising test methods to assess the production process;
- Validating new processes and showing that they are an improvement;
- Working with product pipelines at various stages of development;
- Developing formulae, specifications and label declarations, and ensuring compliance with the finished product specifications;
- Advising on equipment modification to enable process changes for new product development;
- Reading and writing technical reports and specifications and maintaining appropriate records;
- Initiating and generating ideas based on reading and research
- Ability to develop and give presentations on technical topics and train/mentor associates.
- Ability to effectively deal with a variety of conflicting issues and diplomatically solve those issues.
- Ability to read, analyse, and interpret complex technical documents and manuals
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to use trends and data to review and improve performance
- Ensure methods are developed in accordance with current regulatory expectations & are suitable for ASMF submissions. Assemble the basic ASMF as per regulatory requirements
- Work closely with R&D, Production and QC team to ensure methods are developed and implemented in time to meet project/customer deadlines

Education:
Degree in chemistry
Experience:
Relevant experience within pharmaceutical industry (Minimum 2- 3 years' experience):
Strong knowledge of using HPLC, MS, GC, IR, UV, TLC & Wet chemical techniques.
Respective method developments and Validation as per ICH requirements
Technology transfer of newly developed methods to pilot scale, both internally and externally
Setting specification for raw materials, in-process checks and finish product