Experienced QC Chemist - Pharmaceutical HPLC

Experienced QC Chemist - Pharmaceutical HPLC

Job Title: Experienced QC Chemist - Pharmaceutical HPLC
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16155 AP
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 26, 2019 17:36

Job Description

A permanent role has been created for an experienced Analytical Chemist to join the QC team of a leading Biopharmaceutical company in Worthing, West Sussex. We are looking for someone with a Chemistry degree (or similar) with a few years’ experience in a regulated, process-driven commercial lab. You will undertake a range of projects alongside routine QC work, relating to testing the chemistry of proteins within a vaccine development and production environment.

The company is offering a strong salary and benefits which can be discussed on application. Interviews are likely to take place in the week commencing 18th March.

The Role

Reporting to the QC Team Leader, you will join a team of Chemists who work alongside the Microbiology and Biochemistry labs to form the Quality Control (QC) department.

Your routine duties will include testing a wide variety of raw materials, in-process samples and finished products. You will use different chromatographic techniques such as HPLC and GC and will be responsible for maintaining and validating records on assay sheets and the OpenLab system. You will assist in the maintenance and optimisation of lab equipment and will ensure that reagent stocks are ordered and maintained efficiently. As a Level III Scientist, you will take ownership of improvement projects, alongside being responsible for presenting data to other departments, troubleshooting equipment and processes, and promoting a positive and collaborative team culture.

Please note that your core hours are standard 8-4 days, but there may occasionally be the need to work earlier or later (earliest start 7am, latest finish 7pm). You will work Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours per week.

The Company

A pioneering UK-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and production of sterile injectable and oral dose vaccines and diagnostic kits for people who suffer from allergies. They have developed an innovative approach to adjuvant therapy which will be of particular interest to someone with the ability to apply chemistry principles in a biopharmaceutical environment. There are around 250 employees in Worthing and the company has an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, staff morale and ongoing development.


The successful candidate will have a strong Chemistry education (BSc or MSc / MChem preferred), backed with experience gained in a commercial laboratory. Pharmaceutical QC experience, following GLP / GMP regulations, would be a strong advantage, though candidates will be considered from other settings such as Food, Cosmetics, Diagnostics or Medical Device testing. You must have a good understanding of chromatography techniques like HPLC and GC and will need to have the ambition to progress a long-term career in the lab. You will need to have excellent communication skills, a positive and supportive attitude and a real desire to further your knowledge within a unique, ever-evolving Pharmaceutical company. Knowledge of protein analysis and associated pharmacopeia would be a strong advantage, but is not essential.