Principal Scientist – Analytical Chemistry

Principal Scientist – Analytical Chemistry

Pharmaron

Hoddesdon, United Kingdom

The Hoddesdon site has state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standard facilities for the development of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), formulation development and process chemistry.

The Hoddesdon site is currently undergoing a period of major growth and expansion, as a result we are looking for an experienced Principal Scientist – Analytical Chemistry.

The successful Principal Scientist – Analytical Chemistry candidate will be considered an expert in Analytical Chemistry and have expert knowledge across a range of analytical techniques including HPLC and other analytical methodologies utilized to characterize APIs. The candidate is expected to lead a team of analytical scientists and oversee the analytical support of several chemistry projects. The candidate will be responsible for the quality of the support given within their team and ensure that quality data and results are reported to Clients in team meetings. The candidate will contribute to the overall scientific effectiveness and the strategy of the department.

The successful Principal Scientist – Analytical Chemistry candidate will also demonstrate ambition and the desire to grow and develop with the department.

Essential Requirements

- BSc or PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related scientific discipline with major experience in an Analytical Chemistry laboratories.

- An expert in troubleshooting and developing HPLC methods or other separation techniques such as SFC and/or GC.

- In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of other analytical methodologies.

- Clear understanding of the drug development process from start to finish.

- Ability to lead complex multidisciplined scientific projects.

- Experience in leading teams of scientists including more senior leveled scientists.

- Experience in Technology Transfer of Analytical Methods.

- An excellent scientific track record.

Key roles and responsibilities

- Leading a team of scientists who are Developing, troubleshooting and validating HPLC and other analytical methods.

- Review and Approval of Scientific Reports and SOPs.

- Overseeing the leadership on several analytical project teams working to tight deadlines.

- Planning their teams work and prioritising as necessary with the minimum level of supervision

- Implement new analytical techniques and strategies to expand the departments capability

- Ability to solve multiple complex scientific problems

- Able to ensure adherence to GMP

- Present and communicate clearly and effectively with clients

The successful candidate will have a flexible approach to their work and demonstrates the following attributes:

- Excellent communication; both verbal and written

- Ability to inspire and lead others

- A team player

- Attention to detail

- Conscientious

- Well organised and follows up on actions

- Competent in the use of Microsoft Office

Application

The Principal Scientist – Analytical Chemistry position is full time and permanent. Hours of work are 37.5 per week Monday – Friday. Annual holiday entitlement is 23 days a year plus Bank Holidays. The company offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.

If you feel you are the right person for this role, then please apply with a CV and a covering letter stating reference: Principal Scientist – Analytical Chemistry.

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