Chemistry Method Development Scientist - HPLC

Chemistry Method Development Scientist - HPLC

Job Title: Chemistry Method Development Scientist - HPLC
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16173 AP
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 14, 2019 17:07

Job Description

Do you have a Chemistry degree and some commercial experience (ideally in a GMP / GLP environment) and a good understanding of HPLC method development. You will undertake the development and validation of Chemical methods within a Pharmaceutical environment, to drive improvements in the delivery and support of current and future vaccine products. This is a new role that has arisen due to the company’s ongoing expansion and exciting development plans. This is a permanent role on the West Sussex coast, with strong salary and excellent benefits.

The Role
Based in the busy Development team, which has close links to QC, QA, Stability, Regulatory Affairs and GMP Production, you will work in a range of projects to develop, validate, troubleshoot and support various Chemistry-based methods (especially around HPLC and GC), 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 biochemical test development, ultimately making drug products more stable, efficient and safe for the patient.

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 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.

In addition to a competitive salary (negotiable depending on experience), the company offers excellent career development opportunities and the following benefits:

  • 25 days' holiday
  • Stakeholder pension plan
  • Private medical cover
  • Life insurance scheme
  • Non-contractual, discretionary annual bonus

The successful candidate will have a Chemistry background (or similar, ideally to degree level) and some experience in a Pharmaceutical environment. You must have strong lab skills, backed with the ability to analyse and present data. Good communication and work planning skills are essential. An understanding of working with proteins would be a strong advantage but is not 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 Biopharmaceutical products.