Biochemist / Bioanalytical Development Scientist - Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
Atom Recruitment - Swindon

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Our Client is a leading global provider of drug development and manufacturing services in the rapidly growing pharmaceutical outsourcing sector. The Company operates a network of fourteen facilities in Canada, the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom and France, employing over 5,600 people. They serve more than 150 pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients, including 15 of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.

They are now seeking a Bioanalytical Development Scientist (Biochemist / Bioanalyst) – Level III for their Pharmaceutical Development Services Team. This position will be based in Wiltshire. The position is a full time permanent role.

Job Purpose The Bio-Analytical scientist in the Analytical Development laboratory is part of a team which supports the Process Development (i.e. the manufacture –making the final dosage form and filling into the final container/closure of the drug product) groups in the completion of development activities, as agreed with the client. The data produced must conform to Company and/or client and/or requisite official regulatory and/or legal requirements and be fit for purpose. They are a skilled scientist, working under supervision to meet defined objectives, who understands and demonstrates the ability to meet the competencies associated with the job grade. The scientist will work in an expanding team, established to support the manufacture of protein and peptide-based medicines. The analytical methods used include protein structure/function characterisation techniques such as: SDS-PAGE, iso-electric focusing, HPLC methods, ELISAs and spectroscopic techniques; as well as other methods employed in pharmaceutical analysis, such as Karl Fischer and particle counting. The analytical capabilities of the team are expected to expand further.

Key Responsibilities To analyse samples, using appropriate methods, to the required standards, producing high quality data. To develop and validate analytical methods, as appropriate. To ensure that equipment/instrumentation is calibrated and maintained and that laboratory records/documentation comply with GMP. Performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP and all other regulatory agency requirements. To be a member of project teams and to ensure the completion of tasks within agreed timeframes. To communicate effectively both internally and externally Presenting results in oral or written reports to the relevant supervisor and to produce technical documentation packages on projects under the guidance of the supervisor. To work in compliance with company and regulatory requirements, and to ensure that client-confidential information is protected at all times.

Qualifications and Experience
Ideal candidates will have extensive experience and relevant industrial experience covering the areas given below: A Biochemistry background (Science graduate or equivalent in Biochemistry) Experience in protein and peptide analytical techniques Sound knowledge of protein chemistry and the techniques required for protein characterisation Experience in the development and validation of analytical methods for the analysis of biopharmaceuticals and peptides Experience or a good understanding of biological (cell based) assays validated for GMP release and stability testing of biopharmaceuticals To have knowledge and experience of biological techniques such as SDS-PAGE / Iso-electric focusing / ELISA / General Column Chromatography / Capillary Electrophoresis / Functional assays as well as other methods employed in pharmaceutical analysis, such as Karl Fischer and particle counting . Experience of working to tight deadlines Working knowledge of cGMP Knowledge of biopharmaceuticals and peptides formulation development would also be desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written). Well motivated Ability to liaise with other staff and clients at all levels in a confident manner. Thoroughness and attention to detail. Ability to follow procedures. Keen to work in a new and dynamic environment

In return our client is offering a highly competitive package including a basic salary between £28,000 and £32,000 per annum, (salary is negotiable and will be dependent on experience), plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Please e-mail your C.V, together with a covering letter and details of your current salary to Lorraine Roger, Director, Atom Recruitment Ltd

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