Analytical Scientist – Urgent 3-month contract

Analytical Scientist – Urgent 3-month contract

Job Title: Analytical Scientist – Urgent 3-month contract
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Swindon
Salary: Up to £22,000 salary equivalent
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: 15558+BT
Contact Name: Brian Tappy
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 16, 2017 11:43

Job Description

  • Analytical Scientist – 3 month contract
  • Pharmaceutical company in Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Hourly rate of £22,000 salary equivalent
  • Science degree and GLP / GMP analytical lab experience
  • Knowledge of Chemical, Chromatographic and Physical Evaluation techniques 
  • Method validation, clinical and EU release testing, and routine stability analysis
  • Immediate start!

An urgent temporary position has arisen in Swindon for an enthusiastic individual with a science degree that is ideally Chemistry based, and previous commercial analytical laboratory experience. If you are a flexible and reliable person, able to start at short notice, and keen to develop your understanding of analytical development, stability and method validation we are very keen to hear from you! Knowledge of standard chromatographic techniques, HPLC, GC etc is required.

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 varied position in which you will undertake different chemical analyses (e.g. HPLC, GC) and physical evaluation of a variety of Pharmaceutical dosage forms. You will work in, and maintain, a safe working environment, including participation in laboratory housekeeping, upkeep of the stability facilities, routine laboratory safety audits, maintenance of equipment and compliance with health and safety procedures and SOPs.

We are looking for hard-working individuals who understand how different chemical and physical laboratory tests can assist the manufacturing and supply process. Some of your work will include writing technical reports or preparing graphs and charts to document results.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain more experience in following strict GMP / GLP regulations, operating and maintaining lab equipment and undertaking different projects to support the production and supply of commercial and clinical drug products.

The Contract

The contract is offered on an initial 3 months basis, with the possibility of extension beyond this, though this is not guaranteed. You will be paid a competitive hourly rate, equivalent to up to £22,000 pa, in line with industry standards including holiday allowance.


The successful candidate will have a degree (or similar) in a scientific discipline (Chemistry based preferred), together with some experience of working in a regulated laboratory environment. Pharmaceutical GLP / GMP experience would be preferred, but candidates will also be considered from other industries including Food, Cosmetics, Medical Devices and Diagnostics. Experience of method development, method validation and stability studies would be a big advantage. Above all else, you must be a motivated individual who works hard, gets on well with others, and is keen to undertake a range of different duties.


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