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Analytical Scientist


Oxfordshire £25k – £30k
permanent Job Ref: 6798


We have an exciting opportunity to join an award-winning pharmaceutical business as an Analytical Scientist. You will be responsible for optimising or developing new analytical methods for analysis of novel formulations and perform high quality analysis to support a variety of technically challenging projects. To be considered you must have a degree, or higher, in a relevant biological science and have proven lab experience in HPLC and/or cell-based assays.

Responsibilities –

  • Perform routine analysis to support internal and external projects
  • Optimise existing analytical methods and develop new methods for analysis of novel formulations
  • Verify the suitability of new methods by performing validation studies
  • Record analysis contemporaneously in a laboratory notebook
  • Peer review analytical data to confirm data integrity
  • Peer review laboratory notebooks to ensure quality standards are maintained
  • Deliver comprehensive and concise analytical protocols and technical reports
  • Perform all activities in compliance with quality standards and to agreed timelines
  • Lead analytical activities for internal and external projects as required
  • Work collaboratively with Formulation and Process Development Scientists to ensure project goals are achieved
  • Technically support the more junior team members
  • Maintain H&S standards
  • Maintain quality standards

Qualifications and Skills –

  • A BSc degree or higher in relevant sciences
  • At least 2 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Able to troubleshoot and optimise complex methods for biomolecules e.g. HPLC or cell-based assay
  • Able to develop new complex methods for biomolecules e.g. HPLC or cell-based assay
  • Able to validate complex methods for biomolecules e.g. HPLC or cell-based assay
  • Analytically minded, ability to critically observe and communicate observations
  • Ability to proactively lead and progress work to meet agreed deadlines
  • Team player

Salary £25k - £30k

Job Ref: 6798