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Analytical Scientist | Materials Characterisation & Rheology

30,128 P.A. ?
Compass Life Sciences


Compass Life Sciences are partnering with a leading research organisation that provides drug discovery, development, and analytical science solutions to the life sciences sector. As the business continues to grow, they are looking for a passionate scientist to bolster their team within Materials Characterisation and Rheology, for which we are supporting the search for a talented Analytical Scientist

With over 450 people supporting a global client base across 7 state of the art laboratory sites, our client have established a proven track record and reputation for providing high quality science led solutions across the life sciences industry.

The Role

The position of analytical scientist within the method development and validation group involves performing method development, analytical testing and validation using various particle characterisation and materials related strategies. The right candidate would have extensive expertise in developing and validating method particle size distribution methods on the Mastersizer 3000 and 2000, in addition to experience of developing and applying rheological and dynamic light scattering / zeta potential methods. applicants with experience of using orthogonal instruments including the Morphologi4-identity (including RAMAN spectroscopy), Nanosight and Spraytec would be of particular interest.

Additionally, the successful applicant will have a background in the use of standard solid state and particle analysis techniques such as XRPD, specific surface area/porosity, thermal analysis, DVS and isothermal calorimetry for the characterisation of client test samples. Such test samples (substances, compounds, formulations, investigational or commercial products, raw materials) are submitted by clients in the Life Sciences related industries (pharmaceutical, medical device, advanced wound management), as well as the broader chemical industry.

It is important that the candidate has experience of the key parameters needed for accurate and precise analysis. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in many or all of the above fields, plus experience of managing projects in a commercial setting. The Bradford site operates to current Good Manufacturing Practice / Good Laboratory Practice, therefore experience of working in a regulated environment would also be beneficial.

Key Responsibilities

Revenue generating laboratory-based analytical project work, applying diverse analytical techniques to a wide range of sample types.
Method development and validation, including drafting of related documents (reports, protocols, methods).
Management of analytical / technical projects.
Associated data processing and report writing, peer review of data/reports generated by colleagues.
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:

Degree or PhD in an analytical, chemical or related scientific field with demonstrated, relevant experience.
Broad practical experience in developing and validating analytical methods.
Project management experience.
Experienced in the use of complex analytical instrumentation.
Experience of working in a regulated environment.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams and multitask.
Equipment maintenance and trouble-shooting skills.

If you are interested in learning more about this role, or would like a confidential exploratory conversation, contact David Jolley today at DJolley@compassltd.co.uk, or call +44 (0)2393 877 358 or +44 (0)7738 586 627.

Compass Associates Ltd trading as Compass Life Sciences is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 worth of John Lewis Vouchers for each successful recommendation.