QC Chemist Pharmaceutical - Wet Chemistry, HPLC, GC

SLS Services Limited
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
- QC Chemist Level II
- Worthing, West Sussex
- Around £19,000 + Benefits (negotiable depending on experience)
- Strong background in traditional Wet Chemistry ESSENTIAL
- Commercial laboratory experience ESSENTIAL
- Pharmaceutical QC experience and knowledge of GLP / GMP PREFERRED

Do you have an educational background in Chemistry, strong knowledge of hands-on traditional wet chemistry techniques, and some commercial lab experience? A brand new role has arisen for a QC Chemist to join a leading Pharmaceutical company in Worthing, West Sussex. You must be an enthusiastic, motivated individual who enjoys undertaking a range of lab-based responsibilities and is keen to develop a career within a unique and scientifically challenging environment. This is an ideal opportunity for a Chemistry graduate with some commercial laboratory experience in a GLP / GMP environment (though full and ongoing training will be provided if this is new to you). 

The Company
A pioneering UK-based Pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and production of injectable and oral dose vaccines and diagnostic kits for people who suffer from allergies. They have developed an innovative approach to adjuvant therapy which will be of particular interest to someone with the ability to apply chemistry principles in a biological environment. There are around 160 employees in Worthing and the company has an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, staff morale and ongoing development.

The Role
Reporting to the QC Team Leader, you will join a small team of Chemists who work alongside the Microbiology and Biochemistry labs to form the Quality Control department. 

Your routine duties will include preparing and testing a wide variety of raw materials, in-process samples and finished products. You will use different techniques including HPLC, GC and traditional hands-on wet chemistry techniques and will be responsible for maintaining and validating records on assay sheets and the LIMS system. You will assist in the maintenance and optimisation of lab equipment and will ensure that reagent stocks are ordered and maintained efficiently. As a Level II Scientist, you will receive extensive training in order to build up your knowledge and experience of the application of skilled wet chemistry within a Pharmaceutical development and manufacturing setting.

Please note that your core hours are standard 8-4 days, but there may occasionally be the need to work earlier or later (earliest start 7am, latest finish 7pm). You will work Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours per week.

25 days’ holiday 
Stakeholder pension plan
Life insurance scheme
Long term disability scheme
BUPA medical plan

The successful candidate will have a strong Chemistry education, ideally with some experience gained in a commercial laboratory. Pharmaceutical QC experience, following GLP / GMP regulations, would be a strong advantage, though experience from other commercial laboratories will also be considered. You must have a good understanding of different chemistry and will need to have the ambition to progress a long-term career in the lab. You will need to have excellent communication skills, a positive and supportive attitude and a real desire to further your knowledge within a unique, ever-evolving Pharmaceutical company.

QC Scientist, GLP, GMP, Wet Chemistry, Titration, Dissolution, Stability, Filtration, Chemistry, Chemist, HPLC, GC, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical, Science, Quality Control, Sterile, Aseptic, Chromatography

This is a permanent position