Analytical Chemist

Northern Ireland
Apr 18, 2012
May 18, 2012
An Chem
Stephanie Savage
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Full Time
My client is a Large pharmaceutical contract development company based in Northern Ireland.

To perform, monitor and accept accountability for all assigned analytical duties relating to specific chemistry and/or analytical projects.

1. Develop and suitably validate analytical methods in support of API and/or
drug product manufacture and/or stand-alone analytical projects.

2. Perform routine analytical testing in-line with project requirements.
This includes:
* Stability testing
* Testing in support of chemical development activities (process development, protein and peptide technology & radiolabelling)
* Release testing in support of in-house non-GMP and GMP projects as well as release testing for Clinical Services projects.

3. Be trained and be fully competent in the following analytical techniques, as dictated
by project and/or departmental requirements:

* GC
* IR
* UV
* MS
* KF
* Classical techniques

4. Perform analytical duties right-first-time in order to complete work within the budgeted resource time and in line with agreed timelines.

5. Take responsibility for allocated work in order to ensure a successful project
outcome as measured by QQTE (Quantity, Quality, Timeliness & Efficiency).

6. Prepare and review data and documents accurately and efficiently, in-line with the Analytical Department's culture of Right-First-Time.

7. Retain an up to date knowledge of analytical techniques and equipment.

8. Be responsible for the management of own work schedule and provide regular updates to line manager and team members.

9. Ensure that unplanned deviations (UPDs) are kept to a minimum and that your line manager is notified as soon as UPDs are generated.

10. Ensure that any corrective or preventative action arising from UPDS is completed in full and within allocated timeframes.

11. Assist with the identification of alternative test methods and/or equipment to improve efficiency and maximise throughput of testing in the laboratories.

12. Make suggestions for the improvement of efficiency and/or reduction in operating costs within the Analytical Department and the wider company.

13. Identify incidents of out of specification results and inform the Team Leader

14. Assist in the generation of specifications and SOPs relevant to the Analytical Laboratories, ensuring that current versions are available.

15. Inform supervisor on a regular basis of progress and any circumstances that alter agreed timescales.

16. Ensure that laboratory equipment remains in calibration and functions as required. Where this is not the case refer to the appropriate persons for action.

17. Ensure that lab and write-up areas are maintained in an audit-ready condition at all times.

18. Perform other duties as may be deemed appropriate by the supervisor and that fall within the general remit of the post.

Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in a Life Science related discipline

Previous analytical experience within industry (i.e. pharmaceuticals/fine chemistry)

Experience of drug substance or drug product analysis in a GMP/GLP environment

Experience in HPLC method development and/or validation

Basic level ability in the use of Microsoft Packages (Word, Excel etc)

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Proven ability to apply a meticulous approach to tasks undertaken

Proven ability to organise and plan work both independently and in conjunction with team members

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