Analytical Chemist

Pharmaron UK
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
04 May 2017
31 May 2017
The Company We are a leading provider of early stage and specialist drug development services to clients worldwide. We provide solutions for Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Agrochemical and Animal Health clients, using state-of-the-art technologies in our world class facilities. We recognise it’s our people who make us so successful, so when recruiting we don’t just look for professional experience and academic qualifications, but for individuals who can play a major part in our continued development – wherever they work. We have fostered a culture that values hard work, open communication and a commitment to the organisation, balanced with a relaxed and friendly working atmosphere, with a range of training and development opportunities. The Role After a structured period of training the successful candidate will be required to carry out analyses on a diverse range of chemical compounds, generate and provide first line interpretation of the resulting data and preferably be able to defend the interpretation to senior QC analysts and internal Clients. You will be expected to produce analytical reports compliant with our QA systems. You will ensure that the instrumentation under your charge is maintained, operationally available, as far as is reasonably practicable at all times, and that there is an adequate supply of materials to meet QC operational requirements. You will have a can do attitude always looking for ways to support the business outside of your immediate job specification. You will have appreciable, practical, work place experience of HPLC underpinned by a sound theoretical understanding of a range of analytical techniques primarily chromatographic and spectroscopic. The successful candidate will ideally have an understanding of the relationship of the MHRA with the pharmaceutical industry. Essential Requirements: Degree in Chemistry, or relevant experience. Good theoretical grounding of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques. A proven track record of chromatographic analysis using HPLC in a Quality control environment. Having worked to a quality system assessed to a recognised quality standard (eg ISO9000). Good written and verbal communication skills. Computer literate. Ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team. Conscientious and meticulous in laboratory and written work. Good time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines. Proven ability to problem solve. Willing to get involved with new ideas and initiatives. Desirable Requirements: Practical experience of spectroscopic techniques (NMR and MS) and GLC would be advantageous but not essential. Experience in data evaluation using spreadsheet and statistical tools. Company Benefits: The position is full time and permanent. Hours of work are 37.5 per week Monday – Friday. Annual holiday entitlement is 23 days a year plus Bank Holidays. The company operates a contributory pension scheme, life assurance and a flexible benefits package. How To Apply: If you’re interested and eligible for this role, please apply with your CV and covering letter via the 'Apply' button. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position. Closing date: Sunday 3 rd June 2017 This job was originally posted as