Senior Analytical Scientist

Experience Dependent
12 Jun 2018
10 Jul 2018
William Blohm
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Senior Analytical Scientist to join a leading company based in the Cambridge area. As the Senior Analytical Scientist you will be responsible for providing scientific support to the early stage development of new drug products. Use a broad range of analytical techniques to understand the chemical and physical properties of drug substances and products. To assist the team leader in managing projects within the team, to ensure procedures are in place and are being followed correctly


Your duties as the Senior Analytical Scientist will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

- Knowledge of a variety of chromatographic techniques (e.g. HPLC, UHPLC, GC and MS) sample preparation and selective detection techniques to develop robust analytical methods
- Provides analytical support throughout the various stages of the drug development process - development of methodology for testing of in-process samples, API's, excipients, stability samples. Design of experiments, method validation
- May provide supervision to junior team members
- Design and execute development protocols and reports
- Record all experimental outcomes to a high standard
- To interpret chromatograms, to evaluate trending in stability data
- To keep abreast of new technologies and developments in research and advise on how they could be introduced into the department
- Up to date knowledge of regulatory guidelines and USP/EP chapters
- Where applicable ensure laboratory equipment is calibrated and serviced in accordance with company protocols prior to use
- Maintain all areas of the laboratory in clean and tidy state
- To ensure recent versions of test methods and SOPs have been read and training record is kept up to date
- The job holder is responsible for maintaining cGMP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job
- To promote effective team working
- Deliver tasks to deadlines



- Higher level scientific based degree and at least 3 years relevant experience within the pharmaceutical industry


- Background working in a pharmaceutical laboratory based role with broad experience running and developing chromatographic methods for the analysis of intermediates, APIs &/or formulations
- Experience with the use of a variety of analytical techniques, including use of various detection methods
- Experience with chromatographic data software e.g. Empower, Masslynx,


- Working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel
- A high standard of numeracy skills
- Motivation to investigate and solve problems
- Ability to convey technical information in the form of a written report or presentation
- Excellent attention to detail to be able to record and interpret data accurately

Attributes and Behaviours:

- Ability to use initiative for independent work
- Able to work efficiently as part of a cross functional team
- Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
- Shares ideas and information
- Assists colleagues as and when required
- Demonstrates a systematic and logical approach to tasks


- Interpretation of mass spec. data
- Experience with dissolution testing
- Pre-formulation

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