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Principal Scientist

Principal Scientist

Posted 27 April by LiCa Scientific Ltd Easy Apply Featured Ended

We are recruiting for a Principal Scientist to join a client in Manchester on a permanent basis.

The company

Our client is a contract analytical laboratory specialising in problem solving and analytical development, specialising in Mass Spectrometry. They have an extensive range of chromatographic and mass spectrometric instrumentation and require a Principal Scientist to join the team. Our client has a global reputation for Extractable and Leachable analysis collaborating on studies with SME’s and large multinational organisations.

What you’ll do:

You’ll be heading up the technical Extractable and Leachable team as the Principal Scientist.

  • Responsible for ensuring all reports are thoroughly checked for factual and scientific accuracy.
  • Lead structural elucidation and interpretation services.
  • Working closely with the other Principal Scientists and Senior Analysts.
  • Using exceptional problem solving skills, you will ensure our clients first class analytical service standard is maintained.

Your background:

Desirable attributes for the Principal Scientist:

  • You will possess considerable practical experience of liquid chromatography and/or gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometric detection.
  • Confident and competent in qualitative mass spectral interpretation.
  • Experience of structural elucidation using accuracy mass/high resolution mass spectrometry is hugely advantageous.
  • A proven track record of report writing and checking analytical reports to ensure they meet the highest standards.
  • A prior knowledge of extractables and leachables testing and/or manufacturing processes and material chemistry of plastics and rubbers would also be highly advantageous.
  • A good understanding of working to ISO 17025 quality standards and GLP and/or cGMP standards.

The package for Principal Scientist is as follows:

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 depending on experience, with generous annual bonus opportunities, a good% contribution pension and 24(+8 bank) holidays a year.


On this occasion LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency.

Required skills

  • Mass Spectrometry

Reference: 34669293

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