QC Chemist II - Friday to Monday

QC Chemist II - Friday to Monday

Job Title: QC Chemist II - Friday to Monday
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worthing
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-01-31
Reference: V-46064
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 31, 2020 17:03

Job Description

Do you have a Chemistry-based degree and some good lab-based experience? Would it suit you to work over the weekend, from Friday to Monday, 8am-4pm? Then read on!!

A leading Biopharmaceutical company in Worthing, West Sussex is creating a brand new QC team to work over the weekend (Friday-Monday) to complement their existing Monday-Friday team. This has led to this new permanent role in the Chemistry lab, where you will use and develop your skills in HPLC, GC and traditional Wet Chemistry, following GLP/GMP standards in a commercial environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate with some experience and you will work with a range of products and substances relating to vaccine manufacture.

Even though you are working 4 days a week, not the usual 5, you will be paid the equivalent of a full-time salary (up to £22,000) – the salary is inclusive of 25% weekend shift allowance. The company also offers a generous salary and benefits package, together with excellent training and a supportive, friendly working environment.

This a permanent position 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 Chemists who work alongside the Microbiology and Biochemistry labs to form the Quality Control (QC) department. On Fridays and Mondays, you will overlap with the existing team (around 30 people); and on Saturdays and Sundays you will be part of a smaller team (5-6 people initially) in Chemistry / Biochemistry.

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.

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. If you have experience of pharmacopoeia testing of raw materials this would be a bonus. 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. You must also be able to commit fully to working Friday to Monday each week.