Material Characterisation: Senior Scientist

Posted 21 September 2022
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJack Watterson Burnell

Job description

Material Characterisation: Senior Scientist – Global Pharmaceuticals

As a characterisation scientist, in a growing analytical team supporting our clients Global Supply organization, you will be predominantly laboratory-based tasked with designing and executing analytical testing using a variety of different physical property characterisation methods with a strong focus on solid form characterisation. You will need to perform high quality laboratory experiments, data interpretation, timely and comprehensive laboratory notebook write-ups and contribute to technical reports.

You will need to be able to work on multiple projects concurrently and be able to manage timelines effectively aligning with the business priorities. You should be able to present your findings clearly to a diverse audience base. As a project leader you will be expected to direct and guide the scientific experimental plans for both you and others within the team and align priorities with the needs of the multiple work programs being supported. Your planning skills will help in developing rugged scientific plans, resource requirements, and providing areas of improvement for products, processes or services.

Through your comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutical solid forms, you will work towards advancing new concepts and methodologies. It is your hard work and focus that will make our client ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

You will be responsible for

  • Apply scientific knowledge and sound research principles to perform characterisation studies to address and provide approaches for manufacturing challenges.
  • Provide technical expertise to enable the assessment of solid-state properties of API’s and other materials as appropriate to determine polymorph form and stability, using methodologies such as powder X-ray diffraction and thermal analysis.
  • Application and understanding of available and developing molecular modelling and computational methods to enable increased understanding of material attributes on a predictive level.
  • Interpretation and evaluation of analytical data and reporting results through presentations and technical reports, especially the translation of scientific output and technical content into a language understood by a wider, non-expert customer base
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate documentation (SOPs, instruction manuals, risk assessments, etc.) so that all experimental activities are conducted in accordance with approved safety and quality procedures

You will bring the following

  • Bachelor's Degree in pharmaceutical or allied sciences
  • Proven relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience in commercial / customer facing roles across the business
  • Knowledge of the workings of pharmaceutical manufacturing, and associated processes Experience working in Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} environment
  • Familiarity with Pharmaceutical Sciences infrastructure