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Senior Lab Analysts

Job Title: Senior Lab Analysts
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: County Durham
Salary: 26000 - 32000
Contact Name: Sukanya Patel
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Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

UK based pharmaceutical company specialising in the research, development, manufacture, licensing and marketing of unique and vital pharmaceutical products.

We are looking to appoint a number of Senior Analysts to make a difference and to contribute to improving the lives of patients.

Duties and Responsibilities


1.To analyse samples following the relevant protocols, methods and specifications.

2.To ensure that all analysis is carried out following the principles of Good  Manufacturing Practice.

3.To be familiar with all current Health and Safety requirements.

4.To be familiar with all laboratory equipment and techniques and to carry out calibrations, performance qualifications and maintenance of equipment.

5.To assist in the development and validation of new methods of analysis for raw materials, intermediates and final products.

6. To ensure that adequate stocks of disposables, chemicals and spare parts are maintained, and that all chemicals and reagents are within their expiry dates.

7. To help maintain the general cleanliness of the laboratory by assisting in cleaning of both the equipment and the laboratory, and any other duties to ensure the smooth operation of the laboratory.

8. To be abreast of all new developments in analytical chemistry.

9.To attend training courses when necessary.

Qualifications and Skills

The candidate must have formal academic training of at least an honours degree standard in chemistry, or a chemistry related subject, and have several years’ experience of relevant laboratory work, including analytical method development.

Experience of working in a GMP environment is essential for this role.

Knowledge and extensive hands-on experience in the development and validation of HPLC, GC and IC methods to current ICH guidelines is a prerequisite for these positions.

The candidate should have a sound understanding of the standard procedures used in an analytical laboratory, and have developed a range of specialist skills, including the use of chromatography and other laboratory equipment. This must include familiarisation with the typical software for the operation the instrumentation.

The candidate requires good technical and administrative skills to produce good quality documents and retain accurate records.

The candidate should be familiar with personal computing and be able to utilise spreadsheets, statistical, graphical and word processing packages, and be able to write formal, descriptive reports of their work.