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Analytical Development Chemist

Posted 28 days ago

Location Manchester Job Type Permanent
Salary Competitive with excellent package Sector Analytical Chemistry, Research Management / Leadership

Analytical Development Chemist




Competitive salary + package




We are hiring for Analytical Development Chemist for a fine chemicals company. This role will undertake analytical projects, working with Quality Control and Research and Development. NMR, HPLC and GC will be the core techniques used. 


What you’ll do:


This role will be working within the analytical development team. The role will support the pipeline of research to production scale chemistry and closely liaise with colleagues in synthesis chemistry as well as providing the quality control analytical data following full scale manufacture. The role is going to ideally focus on NMR for a proportion of it’s time so we are interested in understanding candidates NMR experience and please highlight this on your application. 


You will, for example, work with a synthetic organic chemist to confirm that a reaction has produced the required chemical and check for impurities after the reaction has completed. You will be involved with the development of the analytical methods ahead of scale up to production, and be involved in developing the final specifications before final product analysis. 


Mainly this will be carried out using the laboratory techniques NMR, HPLC and GC. 


Additional duties include:


  • Perform and support colleagues in QC, qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis
  • Assist the QC Manager on general QC Operations, aid in running the laboratory
  • Review proposals and ensure projects set out by the QC Manager and R&D Team Leaders are completed
  • Provide solutions i.e. via method development to aid analysis
  • Compile/Sign/Countersign Certificates of Analysis
  • Plan project work and communicate timeline, maintain records, workload, project documentation and present reports
  • Meet with customers and representatives, some travel will be required



Your background:


We are keen to receive applications from individuals qualified to at least degree level in chemistry, who can demonstrate achievements working in a pharmaceutical or fine chemicals laboratory, with method development experience. As above, we are interested in CV’s from candidates who have experience in NMR and an ambition to develop this and apply it to their career. 


You will be a good team player and able to support the team, sometimes working to deadlines, with efficient and accurate analysis. We are seeking good communication and time management skills. Ideally you will have worked for some time in industry or have relevant experience from degree course and be seeking a move with progression and opportunities to develop you further as a scientist. 


Experience with HPLC, GC and NMR would be advantageous - particularly interpretation of data.


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