Analytical Chemist - Pharmaceutical - Surrey - £28k-£32k
A Drug Delivery Company is currently looking to appoint an Analytical Chemist to work alongside a team of topical drug formulation experts. As an analytical chemist you will be responsible for carrying out analytical projects including stability testing and method development/validation. Furthermore, Topical drug formulation projects are typically early phase which offers the opportunity to directly influence project development, interact with collaborators/partners and requires innovative skills. To be considered you must have analytical chemistry experience including use of HPLC and stability testing.
*Experience working in a pharmaceutical analytical chemistry laboratory, including operating, maintaining and troubleshooting HPLC systems.
*Experience of HPLC method development, method validation and stability testing programmes.
*Experience with topical drug formulations, including analytical sample preparation and assessment of physical stability parameters would be desirable.
*Solid experience in writing and maintaining SOPs, high quality lab notebook documentation, and ability to write thorough scientific reports.
*Familiarity with Waters HPLC systems and Empower software is an advantage.
*Hands-on experience in carrying out stability testing and the development of stability-indicating analytical methods using HPLC for pharmaceutical applications.
*Experience in challenges specifically posed by working with topical formulations (extraction methods, APIs in aqueous and/or oil phase etc) would be advantageous.
*Knowledge of pharmaceutical development regulatory guidelines including ICH guidelines.
*Team-working and ability to plan and conclude on own working tasks.
*Ability to work independently on analytical method development and stability testing.
*Systematic working method (development of and working with SOPs, data report writing, design-implementation-execution of stability programmes).
*Candidate must have the right to work in the UK.
*Must be self-motivated, possess good interpersonal skills, able to independently handle a wide variety of work assignments and meet tight timelines.
*Candidate will work in a fast changing environment and needs good judgment and awareness to recognise and solve laboratory/data issues.
*Good writing, communication and time-management skills.
*Proficient in Microsoft Office, and similar software.
*Proactive mentality and ability to work in a small team environment are important characteristic.
Hours of Work: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative business and directly contribute towards the development of new products.
- HPLC - Stability Testing - Method Development - Method Validation - GMP
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