Analytical Development Scientist

Job Ref: J29340
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Pharmaceuticals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 18 April 2019
  • Oxfordshire, England, UK Oxfordshire Oxfordshire UK OX14 4SD
  • Competitive
  • Balbir Panesar
  • 0121 728 8455

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Analytical Development Scientist



Attractive salary, plus benefits package

  • The Analytical Scientist will be working in the Analytical Development Laboratory supporting the Pharmaceutical Development services in the completion of development activities and/or stability testing, as agreed with the client and in line with business needs.
  • This position works under supervision, meeting defined objectives.
  • The job holder understands and demonstrates the ability to meet the competencies associated with the job profile.


  • To meet all safety and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements during day to day working.
  • To be responsible for own housekeeping within the lab and ensure the lab is left in a suitable state for use by others.
  • To analyse samples, using appropriate methods, to the required standards producing high quality data.
  • Has a basic understanding of method validation.
  • To ensure that equipment/instrumentation is calibrated and maintained and that laboratory records/ documentation complies with cGMPs.
  • Able to evaluate and interpret data.
  • Highlights issues and seeks advice if problems occur.
  • Plans own work on a daily basis to maximise efficiency.
  • Shows capability of learning/understanding pharmaceutical knowledge and applying or remembering for future use.
  • Capable of some method development activities under supervision.
  • Understands and contributes to timelines, plans and billable deadlines.
  • Communicates and interacts effectively within the team and contacts outside the team - verbally or via written documents.
  • Limited report/protocol writing skills, but ability to draft a good basic protocol or report.
  • Contributes to Analytical Test Procedures (ATPs) and more complex protocols and reports.
  • May author training guidance documents.


  • Degree or equivalent in a Science subject.
  • Experience of HPLC, UPLC, dissolution, method development and validation.
  • Experience of working within the Pharmaceutical industry: preferably testing tablets and capsules.
  • Good knowledge/experience of analytical instrumentation and qualification procedures.
  • Experience of working in a cGMP/GLP environment.
  • Good IT skills i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Credible and confident communicator (written & verbal) at all levels.
  • Ability to work accurately in a busy and demanding environment, adhering to strict deadlines/timescales.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work proactively using own initiative.
  • Committed to learning and development.

If you are interested in the role and have the skills required for the position please apply online by using the link provided. For more information regarding this position, please call Bal on 0121 728 8455 to discuss.

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