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Analytical Scientist jobs in Guildford

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Analytical Scientist

Analytical Scientists carry out a key function in the analysis and development of new products (drugs, diagnostics, devices etc), improvement of existing products, and the scale up to commercial manufacture within the Biotech and Pharmaceutical sectors.  A wide range of scientific techniques are used by Analytical Scientists, from standard chemistry-based approaches such as HPLC, to complicated biological assays which are continually being developed to keep pace with the new and innovative therapies that are coming to the market.  An Analytical Scientist may work on both upstream and downstream processes, from very small laboratory scale to large commercial scales.  An Analytical Scientist role is crucial to ensure the quality of a product and that it is effective with no impurities, before moving onto the next phase of development.  Within certain environments, Analytical Science is closely linked with (or even the same as) QC/Quality Control, in which case the Analytical Scientist might be scientifically analysing samples of raw materials, intermediates or finished products, using Chemistry, Microbiology or Biochemistry techniques.  Due to the nature of the Analytical Scientist role you will be able to use your analytical science and thinking to develop methods that match the requirements of the products and scientists you are working with.

The titles in the Analytical Science sector vary and can include: analytical scientist, junior analytical scientist, senior analytical scientist, lead analytical scientist and principal analytical scientist, as well as analytical development scientists.  In a more commercial GMP/GLP regulated setting which is more focused on manufacturing, analytical scientists may be referred to as Quality Control/QC Scientists, Quality Control/QC Analysts, or even QA Analysts (not to be confused with traditional QA, which tends to be more office-based).

Skills and Experience required to be an Analytical Scientist

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in a relevant science subject
  • Experience of working in an analytical science role in an industrial or commercial environment
  • Experience of scientific analytical techniques which, depending on the environment, may include PCR, RT-qPCR, HPLC, LC-MS, GC, FTIR, GC-MS, MC, Western Blotting, ELISA, Endotoxin, Bioburden, and the design and optimisation of assays
  • Strong data analysis and scientific software skills

Salary Levels

Entering analytical science as a graduate, you could expect to earn something in the region of £19k - £25k depending on the location and company type. Salaries within the commercial Pharmaceutical sector tend to increase steadily but unspectacularly with each next phase, to around “mid to late 30s” (higher for managers). Salaries tend to be higher in the specialist Biotech sector, which often attracts people with a higher qualification level (e.g. PhD). In this sector, especially in London, Oxford or Cambridge, salaries can get a lot higher a lot quicker (e.g. £40k - £50k), though there may not be the same level of job security as companies may be more reliant on external funding grants.

 

Guildford

Guildford is a large and attractive town located in Surrey in South East England, approximately 30 miles south west of London, 12 miles from Farnham, 10 miles from Woking and 22 miles from Horsham.  Guildford is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, has excellent rail links to London and easy access to the M25, M3 and A3, making it a very desirable place to live and work.  The Royal Grammar School, founded in 1509, was attended by John Derrick who, in 1597, made the first written reference to cricket being played anywhere in the world.  On Guy Fawkes Nights from 1820 – 1865 gangs of local men wearing masks and disguises would run riot, breaking into the houses of people who had annoyed them during the year, stealing their possessions and throwing them onto a bonfire.  These days Guildford is rather more peaceful and offers a wide range of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as the renowned Yvonne Arnaud theatre, several cinemas and riverside walks.

Famous people born in Guildford: Piers Morgan, journalist & TV personality and Tony Blackburn, DJ