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Analytical Scientist

eurofins Macclesfield, Cheshire Full Time

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and innovative Scientist. This is an exciting opportunity based at our client’s facility, a world class Pharmaceutical company based in Macclesfield. We have opportunities for experienced Analytical Scientists with at least 2 years' experience of drug substance development in the pharmaceutical industry.

The purpose of this role is to provide Analytical support to the client’s drug substance development area from early phase through to clinical filings.

The role will involve liaising with both internal clients and duties may include: Release testing, Stability testing, Method establishment, Reference standard maintenance, Project analysis, Technology Transfer analysis, Method validation and Method development screening.

Depending on levels of skills and experience, the role may also involve aspects of authoring of key analytical documents such as Analytical Testing Plans and method/validation protocols.

The ideal candidate will have a proven history of being able to work both accurately and independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Strong technical and problem solving skills, to be able to think logically and have the ability to effectively collaborate with and communicate scientific ideas to both internal and external partners. In addition, some level of project management would be desired. For the right candidate this is a great opportunity to work in excellent surroundings, with state of the art instrumentation and with highly skilled, like-minded individuals striving to achieve a common goal. There are excellent career progression paths and opportunities to expand knowledge and expertise.


  • Degree in Chemistry or analytical chemistry is essential.
  • A sound, fundamental knowledge of Chemistry is essential with an emphasis on organic chemistry and analytical science.
  • Knowledge and experience within a pharmaceutical development environment and an understanding of the drug development process would be desirable.
  • Method validation experience ideal.
  • Method development experience desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of drug substance and API analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience of modern analytical techniques such as HPLC and GC within a development environment is essential.
  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience of pharmaceutical analysis in a development laboratory.
  • Experience of additional techniques such as NMR and LC-MS would be an advantage.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot issues relating to instrumentation and analysis as required.
  • Good understanding of requirements for working in a GMP environment.
  • Ability to quickly learn new processes.
  • Ability to work using fully electronic media, including MS Office.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to form strong working relationships with both internal colleagues and external partners.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be capable of developing solutions to problems as part of a team.
  • Willing to operate in a flexible manner and be able to switch priorities at short notice.
  • Good team player, organised, accurate, have strong documentation skills.
  • Passionate about quality and customer service.
  • Enjoys the challenges of working in a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Additional Information

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    Closing Date

    Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful


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