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Principal Scientist, Analytical Chemistry Hoddesdon


Pharmaron Hoddesdon United Kingdom

1 month ago

Principal Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

UK - Hoddesdon

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Job Specification

We offer:
• Vibrant and dynamic employment - we are a highly specialised, growth company operating in a critical sector of the economy - our future is strong and exciting
• Opportunities to develop your skills and yourself - our rapid growth brings greater opportunities for you to learn and grow faster!
• A great team where we all support each other - enjoy your work - after all you spend about a third of your time here!

Our Company: "We are a dynamic, fast-growing company, with an enviable reputation for leading edge science, offering contract research services to some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, solving what were believed to be unsolvable scientific challenges".

We believe in our ability to relentlessly push forward the boundaries of scientific excellence, delivering solutions for our clients, always operating ethically and with integrity. We take pride in our... professionalism and commitment to always deliver our very best work.

We are based in Hertfordshire, in the town of Hoddesdon. The Hoddesdon campus, consisting of several purpose built scientific and administrative buildings together with a purpose built conference area has more than 5,000m2 of premier R&D space and houses an established Process Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Drug Discovery team, and a newly formed Formulation Development department. 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. We offer our employees a highly supportive team-work environment, enabling them to develop and liberate their true potential.

The Analytical Chemistry (AC) Team at the Hoddesdon site supports the other chemistry functions and our science partners with advanced analytical solutions that help deliver our clients' programmes and ultimately progress medicines to the market. Having recently undergone a period of growth and expansion with the construction of a new laboratory containing 40 fume hoods, we are looking for a Principal Scientist with strong expertise in Analytical Chemistry.
• We offer a competitive salary and a progressive and comprehensive suite of employee benefits.
• We offer state of the art working environment in our modern Hoddesdon site.
• We offer the opportunity for growth and development and will support funding for relevant training and development programmes.

Key roles and responsibilities:
• 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.

• BSc or PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related scientific discipline with extensive 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 multidiscipline scientific projects.
• Experience in leading teams of scientists, including senior levelled scientists.
• Experience in Technology Transfer of Analytical Methods.
• An excellent scientific record of accomplishment.

You are 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 and Drug Products. You will so be responsible leading a team of analytical scientists and oversee the analytical support of several Chemistry and/or Drug Product projects. Finally, you will be responsible for the quality of the support given within your team and ensure that quality data and results are reported to Clients in team meetings. This role contributes to the overall scientific effectiveness and the strategy of the department.

Why Should You Apply?
• This is an opportunity for you as a Chemistry professional to make a real impact in a highly scientific and regulated environment, demonstrate leadership, ambition and the desire to grow with the department.
• Build and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards of Chemistry.
• To be part of a team who support each other, embrace and solve technical challenges and put excellence at the heart of all that we do.

Pharmaron is a premier R&D service company supporting the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities having established diverse drug R&D service capabilities, ranging from synthetic, medicinal, and analytical chemistry, biology, DMPK, pharmacology, drug safety assessment, radiochemistry and isotopically labelled metabolism, chemical & pharmaceutical development to clinical development. With operations in China, US and UK staffed by over 15,000 employees, Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan, and China
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