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Principal Scientist

Job Title: Principal Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: to £50,000
Contact Name: louise hall
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 26, 2018 09:56

Job Description

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 coupled with mass spectrometric detection (LCMS, LC-MS, LC-MS/MS). 
  • 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 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. 

Louise Hall is the contact for the Principal Scientist role and available on 0161 302 2119 do email with any questions or your application. 

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


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