Senior Analytical Scientist (Mass Spec)

Senior Analytical Scientist (Mass Spec)

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    £37000 - £39000 per annum, Benefits: 15% Bonus, 36 days holiday

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    Johnathan Miller

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    +44 (0)151 666 8968

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    about 1 year ago

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    As soon as possible

Senior Analytical Scientist
£37 – 39,000 plus 15% bonus, 36 days holiday and 1 more day paid to do charity work (plus free fruit)
Based in Liverpool
Pharmaceutical industry

An expanding multinational Pharmaceutical company based in Liverpool is looking to appoint an additional Senior Analytical Scientist to their team on a permanent basis to their site in Liverpool.  Particular experience in Mass Spec techniques is essential for this role.

  • The role holder is responsible for developing the analytics associated with the testing and cGMP release of products from early concept through to registration for marketing approval of a variety of Biological products including Gene therapy products. 
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and developing suitable characterisation analytics for non-routine/ routine and cGMP testing for new product development programmes, which may encompass fully in-house programmes, in-licensed products and products in development with partners and ensures the testing is performed by the group on time, on budget and in compliance with the established quality standards. This includes release testing of clinical drug substance. 
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting development, optimisation/ qualification and/ or technical transfer of non-validated methods (or validated methods where required) by acting as a technical lead. They are responsible for assessing and managing external testing facilities for characterisation analysis where internal analysis is not preferred. 
  • Manage lab areas, including supervision of scientists, resolve day to day equipment or technical issues and escalate issues when necessary to Senior Managers. 
  • Responsible for transfer, qualification (and validation, where required) of methods required to support processes into the manufacturing facility. 
  • Responsible for performing characterisation analysis to support product development and cGMP production activities, through all stages of bioprocessing (upstream and downstream). 
Qualifications and Experience:  
  • Minimum qualification of BSc science graduate (or equivalent) with at least 5 years industry experience.
  • Experienced in the analysis of biomolecules.
  • Experience with biologics assay development/ optimisation and assay qualification.
  • Extensive working knowledge of characterisation analytical techniques including but not limited to the use of state-of-the-art Mass Spectrometry instrumentation and techniques such as, LC-MS, DLS, CD, SEC-MALLS, icIEF.
Ideally holds practical experience of the following: 
  • Electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, IEF)
  • Chromatography (SE-UPLC, RP-HPLC, IEX, HILIC, Affinity)
  • Immunoassays (ELISA, Potency, HCP)
  • Experience of performing equipment qualification and test method validation 
  • Experience in writing technical protocols, reports and test methods
  • Clear understanding of the science and a passion for keeping abreast and implementing analytical advancements.

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