Chemistry / Biochemistry Graduate Opportunity

Chemistry / Biochemistry Graduate Opportunity

Job Title: Chemistry / Biochemistry Graduate Opportunity
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Worthing
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J15936 ST
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 02, 2018 11:04

Job Description

Have you recently completed a degree in Biochemistry or Chemistry? Are you looking to gain experience within the fascinating world of Drug Development? A 1-year maternity cover contract position has arisen with a leading Pharmaceutical company in Worthing, West Sussex, presenting a unique opportunity for you to assist in Biochemical / Chemical development projects. If you have a good understanding of techniques such as HPLC, GC, wet chemistry, physical measurement, spectroscopic techniques, ELISA, SDS-PAGE and other plate-based Immunoassays, please get in touch now! You will be paid a very competitive salary and this will give you an excellent grounding in GMP / GLP on which to build your scientific career.

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
Based in the busy Development team, which has close links to QC, QA, Stability, Regulatory Affairs and GMP Production, you will support a range of projects to develop, validate, troubleshoot and support biochemical and chemical assays, generate and analyse data, troubleshoot ongoing issues and ensure full compliance to GMP. You will handle complex scientific data in order to produce clear, detailed reports for internal teams and healthcare authorities. You will also support a variety of ongoing projects relating to method transfer and test development, ultimately making drug products more stable, efficient and safe for the patient.

The role will be split approximately 70% practical and 30% document-based.

You will interact closely with other departments, such as QC, so it is essential that you have strong communication skills and the ability to work alongside scientists at different levels. This is a varied role that requires someone with a proactive, problem-solving approach to your work and the ability to manage your own time.

The successful candidate will have a degree in either Biochemistry or Chemistry (or a similar discipline with elements of Biochemical / Chemical techniques). Previous experience in a commercial lab (perhaps during your uni holidays) would be a significant advantage but is not essential. You must have strong data analysis and manipulation experience, with the ability to use a variety of statistical packages (e.g. Excel). Experience of some of the following would be essential: HPLC, GC, wet chemistry, physical measurement, spectroscopic techniques, ELISA, SDS-PAGE and other plate-based Immunoassays. You will be fully trained in techniques which you have not used before.

Good communication and work planning skills are essential. Above all else, you must be able to demonstrate a keen scientific interest and the enthusiasm to build specialist knowledge in the development of adjuvant vaccine products for allergy treatment.