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Senior Scientist, Analytical Sciences

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Job Introduction

We are looking for:
 A Senior Scientist in Analytical Sciences to ensure delivery and leadership of a wide range of potency and immunoassay CMC activities associated with the testing of biological products across multiple product lifecycles.

At Pharmaron we offer:
  • Vibrant and dynamic employment – we are a highly specialised, growth company operating in a critical sector of the economy – our future is strong and exciting!
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and yourself – our rapid growth brings greater opportunities for you to learn and grow faster!
  • A great team where we all support each other – enjoy your work – after all you spend about a third of your time here!
Key roles and responsibilities:
  • Acts as the analytical technical lead and collaborates with cross-functional project groups to ensure delivery for both internal and Client project CMC analytical activities, drives the associated analytical development, and/or GMP activities up to clinical operations.
  • Plans, executes, and ensures delivery of a wide range of analytical activities, and effectively coordinates outsourcing to meet project timelines and budget.
  • Prepare resource plans to deliver programme of work and negotiate availability with stakeholders.  
  • Writes and reviews of a range of documents in a manner consistent with department practices including, experimental write-ups, protocols, reports, as well as performing the subsequent analysis of complex data and the timely authoring of regulatory documents.
  • Manage lab areas, including supervision of scientists, actively resolves day to day equipment or technical issues of moderate complexity, stock management.
  • Provides effective coaching and guidance and performs training of others in analytical techniques, technologies and/ or departmental procedures to meet expected training level requirements as required.
  • Leads on the timely delivery, installation and qualification of new capital equipment items to increase Biologics Development capabilities.
  • Consistently drives 5S and operational excellence initiatives as a means for continuous improvement to ensure that the department is a high performing team. 
  • BSc/MSc (or equivalent) in a relevant life sciences field with biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical experience
  • Demonstrable experience of leading other members of staff, including the technical delivery of projects within the field of analytical development, biological characterisation, non-GMP and/ or GMP testing
  • Experience of designing, executing and reporting assay development, phase appropriate validation, method transfer, forced degradation/ stability and comparability studies for biological products
  • Evidence of ability to effectively influence to multi-disciplinary scientific teams
  • Proven industry experience in industry experience in analytical development, high-throughput technologies and biological characterisation including  immunoassays, potency assays (infectivity, gene expression and functionality), and associated cell culture.
  • Experience in the use of statistical techniques for the planning and analysis of experiments
  • Current knowledge of regulatory requirements for CMC analytical
Our Company: “We are a dynamic, fast-growing company, with an enviable reputation for leading edge science, offering contract research services to some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, solving what were believed to be unsolvable scientific challenges”.

We believe in our ability to relentlessly push forward the boundaries of scientific excellence, delivering solutions for our clients, always operating ethically and with integrity. We take pride in our professionalism and commitment to always deliver our very best work.

We are based in the vibrant city of Liverpool with a world class R&D and manufacturing facility that offers a complete end to end development service. Our 80,000 sq. ft facility houses an established Biologics Department that consists of Analytical and Process Sciences. Our Liverpool site has a remarkable 20 Year Track Record in Biologics Development, which now offer A Fully Integrated Gene Therapy Drug Substance Solution in our state of the art cGMP facility purpose designed for viral vectors with onsite plasmid DNA and renowned analytical capabilities for release and characterisation.
  • We offer a competitive salary and a progressive and comprehensive suite of employee benefits
  • We offer state of the art working environment in our modern Liverpool site
  • We offer the opportunity for growth and development and will support funding for relevant training and development programmes
We do more than manufacture batches, we develop medicines!
Why Should You Apply?
  • This is an opportunity for you as a science professional to make a real impact in a highly scientific and regulated environment, demonstrate leadership, ambition and the desire to grow with the department.
  • Build and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards.
  • To be part of a team who support each other, embrace and solve technical challenges and put excellence at the heart of all that we do.
Pharmaron is a premier R&D service company supporting the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities having established diverse drug R&D service capabilities, ranging from synthetic, medicinal, and analytical chemistry, biology, DMPK, pharmacology, drug safety assessment, radiochemistry and isotopically labelled metabolism, chemical & pharmaceutical development to clinical development.  With operations in China, US and UK staffed by over 19,000 employees, Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan, and China.

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