Senior Scientist

Abbey Mortimer Limited
£18.79 - £24.01/hour 45000
11 Jul 2017
10 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Order Number: 2135
Position: Senior Scientist
Division: Research & Development
Location: Reading
Duration: Up to 12 months
Hourly Rate: £18.79ph PAYE or £24.01ph Umbrella

Position Description:
The successful candidate will be a pro-active and methodical scientist, dedicated to providing exceptional routine and investigative analysis of drug products and raw materials, to GMP quality standards. As part of a successful laboratory function, you will be responsible for planning and executing analyses, providing technical direction to more junior members of the team, applying interpretation of results to implement corrective measures and manage projects to fulfil client contractual agreements. This is a fantastic opportunity to be within the heart of a commercial, fast paced pharmaceutical laboratory.
Skills Required:

3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED: 1)Be able to provide technical direction within own area of expertise (GC) within the team whilst independently performing a range of GMP analyses by GC including method development / optimization and validation. 2)Be able to provide high quality customer service at all times by ensuring effective organisation of assigned workload, integrity of analytical data and timely/accurate provision of results. 3)Be able to perform data checking for other members of the team, providing interpretation of results for routine and verification testing, generating certificates of analysis or external interpretive reports

Skills Preferred:
Significant knowledge in pharmacopoeial analysis with previous experience of working within GMP/UKAS standards. Possess strong verbal and written communication skills in English, with the ability to network with external clients and internal teams. Previous line management experience, with a track record of coaching and development others for career progression opportunities. GC method development and validation skills
Experience Required:
Considerable practical laboratory experience in gas chromatography analyses, ideally within a contract research organization or pharmaceutical laboratory, specifically in the analysis of drug products and raw materials (quantitative and investigative analysis)

Education Required:
Previous experience of delivering technical information to clients, with strong career evidence of problem solving specific client needs and enquiries. Demonstrate a strong track record of successful project delivery, authoring reports and presenting research projects/scientific data. Have excellent organisational skills including time management and priority setting for self and others