Analytical Chemist - API - Kent - UK

Location: UK


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1901-12482

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you an Analytical Chemist with 2+ years industry experience?

Do you have HPLC, GC, LC/MS and Karl Fischer experience?

These are permanent, full time roles, with excellent salary and benefits.

Analytical Chemist - API - Kent - UK


Our client is a lab services company working with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device sectors.

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to support API process development through routine and non- routine analysis using traditional and modern analytical techniques and delivery of accurate method development / validation activities.

May include but will not be exclusive to the following and will be based on the applicants’ experience and clients’ requirements.

Performing routine and non-routine analysis using traditional and modern analytical techniques, as required by the Lead Scientist or client representative.

Supporting API process and development through hands-on generation of accurate and precise analytical chemistry data using routine laboratory techniques such as liquid chromatography (HPLC, UPLC), gas chromatography (GC), mass spec (e.g. LC-MS) and Karl Fisher titration.

Supporting API process development through hands-on generation of accurate and precise analytical chemistry data Development and execution of method validation protocols

Development of assay / purity methods and assessment of method robustness / ruggedness.

Co-locating with and providing hands-on analytical support to process development chemists (setting up analytical methods, troubleshooting methods and instrumentation, interpreting results, running samples and lab IPCs).

Identifying, tracking and tabulating process related impurities through laboratory and pilot scale development studies.

Design and execution of studies to ascertain API degradation mechanisms in the solution and solid state.

Assessment of process changes on the quality and the stability of intermediates and APIs, recording the impact of the changes on the impurity profiles.

Transfer of analytical methods to other laboratories and remote sites.

Development and support of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) techniques.


Degree in Chemistry or allied sciences or similar with a minimum of 1 to 5 years relevant industrial experience.

A sound, fundamental knowledge of Chemistry is essential.

Good foundation and experience with traditional analytical techniques as well as modern instrumental equipment (HPLC, UPLC, GC, MS, NMR (liquid), vibrational spectroscopy, dissolution, Karl Fischer, and UV spectroscopy).

Must possess basic knowledge of analysis methods and tools.

Appropriate relevant experience of pharmaceutical analysis in a development laboratory within a group organization.


Salary dependent on experience 

Permanent Full time position with medical insurance and pension


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact her by e-mail or phone +353-01- 7978720

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