Principal Scientist

Scantec Personnel
West Midlands Region
07 Oct 2017
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Role; Principal Analytical Scientist or Analytical Team Leader

Role Type; Permanent

Location; East Midlands

Salary; Excellent

Our client, a growing drug development company, has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Analytical Chemist to join their Pharmaceutical Analytical Development team.

The Role;

  • Act as a Study Director for contract R&D projects, leading analytical projects, advancing them through the pipeline, to ensure client expectations and deadlines are met.
  • Deliver projects through a team of Analysts, scheduling work load, monitoring performance, and ensuring all documentation is completed.
  • Provide technical expertise on analytical methods, technical equipment and analytical capabilities
  • Trouble shoot analytical instrumentation and methods
  • Review and approve protocols
  • Work with the BD team, attend client meetings and provide technical expertise as required
  • Communicate with external clients to complete projects to agree times and standards
  • Carry out internal audits when required
  • Write and review analytical testing protocols
  • Liaise with internal departments and work as part of a team to meet project deadlines
  • Manage and mentor staff members and their performance

The Ideal Candidate;

  • PhD or Degree qualified in Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Sciences with significant industry experience in analytical chemistry is essential.
  • Have an understanding of a wide range of formulations and how they work within pharmaceutical development
  • Good experience of analytical techniques including HPLC and Dissolution methods
  • Experience in developing dissolution, UV/Vis, and HPLC analytical methods for drugs and related impurities is essential
  • Previous experience managing projects/clients is essential
  • Previous experience in a team leader role or experience in supervising staff members (training or coaching) is essential
  • Significant GMP knowledge

Key words: Pharmaceutical, Analytical Chemist, Method Development, Method Validation, GMP, GLP, R&D, Formulation, Development.

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