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Senior Scientist – Bioanalysis – Dundee

The company offers a wide range of specialist contract research services. This position is focussed on providing Study Directorship to a range of Bioanalytical Studies.

Job Description:

We are looking for a dynamic Senior Scientist with demonstrable experience of bioanalysis and DMPK to join our team. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques and will have gained previous relevant experience in a GLP and/or GCP CRO or industry setting. It is expected that the candidate will independently, technically support a variety of client and company projects to a high standard.

Key tasks:

  • Study direct bioanalytical studies in accordance with current regulations (FDA/EMA) where appropriate
  • Preparation of Study Plans and Reports in standard or customer-required format
  • Direct and supervise staff performing experimental work
  • When required, assist in the study analysis of bioanalytical studies
  • Develop chromatographic methods (LC-MS, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, HPLC and GC) for support of bioanalytical and toxicology studies
  • Analysis, collation and interpretation of data
  • Record, file and archive data in accordance with appropriate SOPs
  • Understand regulatory requirements for the work being conducted (GLP and GCP) where required and strive for excellence in terms of accountability, record keeping, and quality of output
  • Working closely with QA to monitor deviations and implement corrective and preventative actions to processes where required
  • Author and assist in the review of SOPs and other documents
  • Ensure appropriate and timely client communication
  • Ensuring the Master schedule and project management scheduling platforms are maintained
  • Line management of direct reports (if assigned), working with individuals to develop skills and experience
  • Financial awareness: assisting in setting up project costings where required, ensuring productive progression of projects, awareness of invoice milestones, project direct expense budget and project financial tracking


Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience of managing studies as SD, PI or analytical project manager, within a regulatory (GLP/GCP) framework essential
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Chemistry or related discipline) essential. Higher degree (Master or PhD) advantageous
  • Proven extensive laboratory experience in LC-MS/MS essential. Experience of other chromatographic techniques (GC, GC-MS, LC-UV, LC-RAD) advantageous
  • Experience of directing/managing staff performing experimental work essential
  • High-level attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Strong verbal communication skills, participating in lab and client discussions


We are looking for a dynamic individual, who would be excited about the prospect of making a valuable scientific contribution to the future growth of the organisation.

Salary entry level will be based on experience.

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