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Product Stability & Data Scientist - Pharmaceutical

Product Stability & Data Scientist - Pharmaceutical

Job Title: Product Stability & Data Scientist - Pharmaceutical
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Industry:
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15935 ST
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email: pharma.jobs@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: July 20, 2018 11:34

Job Description

An ideal opportunity for a Life Science or Maths graduate with strong statistical data analysis and Excel knowledge, preferably backed with some experience in a regulated commercial setting (e.g. GMP / GLP). We are looking for an astute individual with excellent communication skills and a broad interest in Drug Development and Quality processes. You will join a leading Biopharmaceutical organisation in Worthing, West Sussex who develop and manufacture vaccines, and your focus will be on the analysis and interpretation of Product Stability trials. Whilst there will be some occasional lab work, most of your time will be office-based. This is a fixed-term maternity cover contract, with competitive salary and benefits, and full details will be provided on application.

The Company

A pioneering Europe-based Pharmaceutical organisation specialising in the treatment and prevention of allergies. Their unique focus is on the vaccination and prevention of conditions such as hay fever and their products are fascinating, complex and ever-changing. The company employs around 270 people in Worthing and has an excellent reputation for providing career development opportunities, challenging and engaging work and a pleasant, vibrant working environment.

The Role

This is a fascinating and intellectually challenging role based in the Product Stability team which has close links with Drug Formulation & Development, QC, QA, Reg Affairs and other departments. As such, you will interact with people across different groups, providing data to internal and external customers to support product stability and data interpretation functions.

Combining your scientific understanding with your knowledge of GMP (together with GLP and GCP, which will be trained as necessary), you will support the Stability Manager by planning and managing stability trials, authoring and checking of product stability protocols, file notes and reports, and performing detailed analysis of stability data. There is also a routine element to the role, performing QC release of raw materials (by checking records and approving them) and reading data from data loggers. Some of your time will also be spent in the lab, building on your knowledge of different analytical methods.

You will become known as one of the key contacts relating to Stability and as such will need to work with various systems such as LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), Excel, Access and other bespoke software. You will check the accuracy of data, interpret and present results, ensure that information is communicated clearly across different department and prepare protocols that follow GMP guidelines and other regulations.

As your role evolves, you will become part of an ongoing initiative to consolidate, update and optimise stability protocols across a range of different drug products. This will provide considerable opportunities for taking on longer-term projects and challenges as the company continues to grow.

Experience

The successful candidate must have strong communication skills and the ability to work alongside scientists at different levels. You will ideally have a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Maths or some other scientific discipline, combined with some experience in a commercial environment that is based around data analysis or statistical / graphical representation of data.

You must have good Excel skills (VBA macros, V lookups etc) and the ability to analyse and manipulate complex scientific data using different statistical packages. 1-2 years+ hands-on experience performing Pharmaceutical Stability trials would be an advantage, though not essential, and an understanding of Pharmaceutical Stability trials and the applicable guidelines would be of benefit. Full details are available on request, so apply now!