Material Characterisation Scientist

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PHYSICAL PROPERTIES SCIENTIST2 YEAR CONTRACT BASED IN SANDWICH, KENT£27,335 PER ANNUMDo you have experience of physical property characterisation working with pharmaceutical products?Do you have knowledge of material assessment methods to predict product performance?A leading pharmaceutical company based in Sandwich, Kent are currently recruiting a Physical Properties Scientist to join a team of Scientists engaged in characterising API and drug products. You will primarily be lab based utilising a suite of physical and chemical characterisation techniques, which would include light microscopy, particle size analysis, powder flow, spectroscopy and thermal techniques. You will be required to compile and data process your results for inclusion in the final project report. Accurate reporting of results within electronic lab notebooks would be required as the outcomes of experiment are used to increase understanding around product performance and/or enable root cause identification during troubleshooting investigations. Key Responsibilities will include:- Performing analytical tests including light microscopy, particle size analysis, spectroscopic and thermal techniques;- Documenting observations through experiment completion and often working outside of document driven procedures, and therefore an innovative approach to problem solving is required;- Ability to compile large sets of data and provide these to the project lead in a concise format;- Plan and review work schedules to meet deadlines, communicate results clearly to supervisor via written presentations.Candidate Requirements:- Educated to BSc level in Chemistry, Material Science or a related subject (or equivalent);- Experience with performing laboratory experiments either in industry or at university;- Ability to use a light microscope;- Experience with physical property characterisation techniques e.g. laser diffraction particle size, specific surface area;- Application of material assessment methods to predict product performance;- Evidence of good time management skills i.e ability to effectively plan, prioritise and organise own work in response to business needs;- Good written technical communication skills;- Ability to interpret results and use this to suggest further characterisation where applicable;- Working knowledge of pharmaceutical solid dose manufacturing is required;- Ability to work on own initiative.If you have the skills and experience for this role please apply online with your updated CV or contact Jennie Berne on 0161 868 2247 for further information.

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