Analytical Chemist

Craigavon, Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon
18 Apr 2019
18 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Analytical Chemist
Hours:  40 hours per week
Ref No: HRJOB4527
Business Unit: Sciences
Location: Craigavon

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

The role

We are offering some exciting opportunities to become part of the Almac Sciences Analytical team.  Almac Sciences currently employs approximately 250 Analytical Chemists. Our Analytical Development team works closely alongside Process Development Chemists, to develop and then validate analytical methods for small molecules and peptides to ensure the purity and chemical composition of the final synthetic products. Our Quality Control (QC) team is responsible for ensuring all raw materials and released API’s meet our specifications. Our Analytical Services team supports drug development from early phase to commercialisation and beyond, through the provision of a suite of services including method development, method validation, release testing of commercial products, batch release and stability testing for Almac Clinical Services and external customers, as well as Solid State Chemistry services like polymorph screening and crystallisation studies.
We have several opportunities at a range of levels in our Analytical Development Group, Quality Control and Analytical Services. We prefer candidates with experience of working in a GMP pharmaceutical analysis laboratory, with previous experience using HPLC and GC analytical methods.

For more information regarding Almac Sciences Analytical Team please visit
Essential Criteria

  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent) in a Life Science related discipline
  • Previous analytical experience within industry (i.e. pharmaceuticals/fine chemistry)
  • Experience of drug substance or drug product analysis in a GMP/GLP environment

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent) in an Analytical related discipline
  • Experience in HPLC method development and/or validation
  • Working knowledge of multiple analytical techniques (GC, IR, NMR, MS, KF)

Additional essential and desirable criteria are outlined in the job description and person specification attached to the online job posting


  •  Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Free car parking
  • Moving house leave
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Westfield healthcare benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply
Please complete the online application and Upload your CV

Closing Date
16th May 2019 at 17.00 hours