QC Scientist - Pharmaceutical Chemistry HPLC

QC Scientist - Pharmaceutical Chemistry HPLC

Job Title: QC Scientist - Pharmaceutical Chemistry HPLC
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: 2019-07-18
Reference: J16300 AP
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 20, 2019 15:21

Job Description

Do you have a Chemistry-based degree and some good lab-based experience? Two brand new roles have been created for Analytical Chemists to join the QC team of a leading Biopharmaceutical company in Worthing, West Sussex. If you are a recent Chemistry graduate (BSc, MSc, MChem), we would love to hear from you. If you have some commercial labexperience in a GLP / GMP setting (perhaps through a sandwich placement year) this will be a strong advantage.
The company offers a generous salary and benefits package, together with excellent training and a supportive, friendly working environment. Your working hours are 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday, though there may occasionally be the need to start earlier (earliest 7am) or later.
These are permanent positions and will be an excellent opportunity to progress your career with one of the most unique and highly respected pharmaceutical companies in the country. You will work with a range of techniques including HPLC, GC and traditional Wet Chemistry. You must be an enthusiastic, motivated individual who enjoys undertaking lab-based responsibilities and is keen to develop a career within a unique and scientifically challenging environment.
The Role
Reporting to the QC Team Leader, you will join a team of 10 Chemists who work alongside the Microbiology and Biochemistry labs to form the Quality Control (QC) department.
Your routine duties will include preparing and 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 LIMS 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 II Scientist, you will receive extensive training in order to build up your knowledge and experience of the application of HPLC and other techniques within a Pharmaceutical development and manufacturing setting.
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 life-threatening conditions. They have developed innovative treatments 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.
In addition to a generous salary (to discuss on application) the company offers the following:
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discretionary, non-contractual annual bonus
The successful candidate will have a strong Chemistry education (BSc or MSc / MChem) preferred, ideally backed with some experience gained in a commercial laboratory, although recent Chemistry graduates with no commercial experience will be considered too (as will people with experience but no degree). 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.