Analytical Development Scientist – HPLC

Analytical Development Scientist – HPLC

Job Title: Analytical Development Scientist – HPLC
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Swindon
Salary: Up to £24,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16082 ST
Contact Name: Steve Twinley
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 04, 2018 16:14

Job Description

Are you a passionate about Chemistry and do you have some commercial experience of developing HPLC and other analytical techniques in a regulated laboratory? Do you have an understanding of GLP / GMP and are you keen to build on your Pharmaceutical career? If you can answer Yes to these questions, this could be an excellent opportunity, with a global Pharmaceutical company in Swindon.

You will develop and validate analytical methods to support cleaning validation testing for new products. Alongside this, you will conduct cleaning validation swab testing and analysis in accordance with approved methods and protocols.

The pay rate is up to £24,000 salary equivalent (paid as an hourly rate) and you will have a contract for 6 months initially, but with a good chance of extension or a permanent position beyond this. Full details will be provided on application.

The Company

A major Pharmaceutical service organisation based in Swindon, Wiltshire. Across 30+ sites worldwide, the company offers a range of drug development, manufacturing, packaging and distribution services to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The Swindon site is a R&D and manufacturing facility, producing both large and smaller quantities of patented products, including some sterile processing. This is an excellent environment in which to gain new experiences and develop your skills.

The Role

This is a challenging and engaging Analytical Scientist position which will suit someone with a chemistry-based degree and some commercial GLP/GMP experience. You will undertake the following:

  • Development of Agilent HPLC systems in the support of cleaning validation projects
  • Assist in the writing of validation protocols and summary reports
  • Ensure data is archived according to defined procedures
  • Check all data for accuracy

You will encounter a range of other work within the lab and full details will be provided on application.


The successful candidate will have a Chemistry education (BSc or MSc / MChem). You also will need to have experience in analytical testing and method development using some chemistry techniques such as HPLC within a pharmaceutical QC laboratory following GLP / GMP regulations. You must also be able to demonstrate strong data analysis skills and the ability to multitask.

You will ideally be able to start at short notice and be happy to work on a contract basis for 6 months, with the potential for extension beyond this.