Analytical Scientist, Materials Science – Bradford

The Bradford site is primarily involved in pharmaceutical, medical device and new chemical entity analysis, supporting both integrated drug discovery and Group analytical services offerings.

The role of Analytical Scientist within the Materials Group involves performing method development, analytical testing and validation using a range of solid state and related techniques – e.g. XRD, XRF, particle size, surface area / porosity, thermal, DVS, isothermal calorimetry, micronizing and milling techniques – and the use of these techniques in support of polymorph or salt screens, for example, as well as characterisation of client samples. Such client test samples (substances, compounds, formulations, investigational or commercial products, raw materials) are submitted by clients from the Life Sciences and related industries.

As the development site for analytical techniques within the Concept Life Sciences Group, it is important that the candidate has experience of the important parameters needed for accurate and precise analysis, as well as involvement in equipment purchase, installation, operation and maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in many or all of the above fields, plus experience of trouble shooting these techniques in a commercial setting. The Bradford site operates to current Good Manufacturing Practice, therefore experience of working in a regulated environment would also be beneficial.

Main Duties to:

  • Revenue generating laboratory-based analytical project work, applying diverse analytical techniques to a wide range of sample types.
  • Associated data processing and report writing; peer review of data / reports generated by colleagues.
  • Method development and validation, including drafting of related documents (methods, protocols, reports).
  • Principle techniques dependent on experience and training.
  • Client liaison, inter-group liaison, internal projects and initiatives.
  • Contributing to and adhering to company standard operating procedures.
  • Training of co-workers in own specialist techniques.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BSc or PhD in an analytical, chemical or related scientific field with demonstrated, relevant experience.
  • Broad practical experience in developing and validating analytical methods; method development research skills.
  • Experienced in the use of complex analytical instrumentation.
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment (quality, health and safety).
  • Familiarity with good scientific practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams and multitask.
  • Able to identify and highlight own training needs, and proactively upskill.
  • Basic equipment maintenance and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills; IT Literate.
  • A full, clean UK driving license.
  • Proactive in your approach to your work.
  • Role is subject to probation and training on internal processes.

Working Hours

  • Full time (37.5hrs per week)

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard.  In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.