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Senior Scientist

Job Introduction

We are looking for:
Pharmaron Cramlington is looking for an experienced and dynamic Senior Scientist with a passion for analytical chemistry. As a Senior Scientist, you will work on solving moderately complex analytical problems for assigned projects and initiatives. You will use your expertise in core analytical laboratory skills to support testing, development and scaling up of chemical processes for assigned projects. You will be proficient in various techniques and instruments that can enhance API drug development for assigned programs. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us and make a difference.
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!
  • BSc in Analytical Chemistry or related scientific discipline with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a GMP Analytical Chemistry laboratory.
  • Strong method validation/development experience is desirable.
  • Significant expertise in troubleshooting HPLC methods.
  • In-depth, hands-on expertise and up-to-date knowledge of other analytical methodologies.
  • Significant experience of separation techniques such as HPLC and GC.
  • Strong scientific record of accomplishment.
  • Supervision experience is desirable.
  • MSc or PhD Analytical Chemistry or related scientific discipline desirable
Key roles and responsibilities:
  • Demonstrating expertise in the core analytical laboratory skills, support testing, development and / or scale up of chemical processes in assigned projects. Such skills include but are not limited to; expert use of techniques and instrumentation applied to positively impact API drug development for assigned programs and may on occasion also include competent use of higher end instrumentation or methodologies to solve problems with supervisor guidance.
  • Demonstrate and apply sound understanding of the application of all available analytical tools and techniques and demonstrate insightful approaches to troubleshooting.
  • Design and execute work, interpret results, and plan additional experiments in a timely manner to solve assigned problems of moderate complexity. More complex problems will require additional guidance from a scientific supervisor / Line Manager.
  • Demonstrate the ability to actively participate in the development of new technologies or methodologies and apply these as appropriate, within the functional area.
  • The role requires active, positive, and effective collaboration within cross-functional project groups and effective verbal and written communications amongst peers to document their scientific work, which will include authorship of reports and presentations.
  • Day to day supervision of junior members of the group.
  • Ensure relevant stakeholders are appropriately informed of project and testing development to assist them in taking action in support of their objectives.
  • Document and report results of all testing in a manner consistent with department practices and governing procedures, as applicable, which may include significant contributions to release testing of API.
  • System ownership of equipment and instrumentation, including supporting qualification activities.
  • Follow all key internal business practices and external regulations governing the role (e.g. GxP), and adhere to all policies governing the business activities.
  • Support departmental or site audits as directed by manager/supervisor as necessary and within skills and ability capacity, undertake additional activities as assigned by the scientific supervisor / Line Manager.
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. 
Our Cramlington site, just north of Newcastle, has an established history of cGMP 
manufacturing services for an array of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), ranging from 
pilot scale to commercial metric ton scale. The Cramlington Site has more than 100 cubic meters 
reactor commercial capacity and has been inspected and approved by the MHRA, FDA and 
other regulatory authorities. The site operates from small scale in the laboratory through to large manufacturing scale. It also offers chemistry and analytical development service.
  • We offer a competitive salary and a progressive and comprehensive suite of employee benefits.
  • We offer state of the art working environment on site.
  • We offer the opportunity for growth and development and will support funding for relevant training and development programmes.
Why Should You Apply?
  • This is an opportunity for you as a Senior Scientist 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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