Principal Analytical Scientist
Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients.
As a growing and successful business, we employ more than 1,100 talented individuals globally, located at state-of-the-art development, manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA.
Science, Agility and Culture are the core components that define Quotient Sciences, enabling us to do what we do in the way that we do it. People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development community, driven by an unswerving belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast.
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Principal Analytical Scientist to join our Analytical Development team. In this role you will support the Analytical Development team to ensure the successful delivery of all operational projects for our clients. This will require you to provide technical expertise on new analytical methods and where applicable further develop the methods so that they are suitable for testing the drug products that are dosed within the clinic including the validation of these methods. You will also assist in the review and approval of key study documentation; including protocols, validation reports and analytical write up to ensure a high level of accuracy and consistency.
As the Principal Analytical Scientist, you will also identify and install new analytical capabilities in the Pharmaceutical Sciences department and troubleshoot any complex methodologies and technical equipment across the company. Furthermore, in this role you will be required to attend client meetings and host audits on behalf of the development team where required.
This role will require you to work with cross functional teams across the business and with our clients so the ability to build strong working relationships is key.
Other tasks and responsibilities include:
- Project managing the analytical development aspects for projects
- Provide analytical method development expertise for methods that require development or further optimisation
- Drafting, review and approval of analytical methods
- Analytical documentation including methods, protocols and reports. This includes review and approval.
- Laboratory write ups completion, checking and approval
- Training of new and existing staff where required
- Providing analytical expertise and guidance for other members of staff especially regarding method development activities
- Writing/updating/approving SOPs
The ideal candidate will be Degree level qualification in Chemistry or equivalent and will have significant experience working in an analytical role within the pharmaceutical industry. You will also have expertise in HPLC assays, purity and dissolution method development, validation troubleshooting and extensive knowledge in test requirements for oral dosage forms.
You should be reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated as well as having excellent communication skills. Strong IT skills and experience of completing documentation with a high degree of accuracy is also a must.
In return, you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Quotient Sciences are advocates for positive change and conscious inclusion.
We strive to create a diverse Quotient family by remaining committed to the development of our culture, equality, mindset, diversity & inclusion in the workplace.
As a global employer, we recognise the value in having an organisation that is a true reflection and representation of our society today. All applicants welcome.