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Analytical Development Chemist

The successful applicant will join a high performing, diverse and multi-disciplinary team of scientists in the Montrose Technical Development Department. As an analytical development chemist in this group, you will utilise a wide variety of analytical techniques to deliver non-routine analysis, develop new methods and drive scientific investigations.
Using HPLC, GC, HPLC/GC-MS, FTIR, NMR Spectroscopy, X-Ray Spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy and more, you will develop methods and deliver investigative results to support the site's manufacturing commitments. This will include analytical method development, troubleshooting, new product introduction, contaminant characterisation, investigation of new technologies and more.
You will be exposed to the full spectrum of development chemistry in this role and have visibility of the various stages in our API manufacturing processes. As such, this is an excellent opportunity which will enhance and broaden your skills in analytical science.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Non-routine analysis of APIs and intermediates to support laboratory synthesis through to atypical manufacturing investigations.
• Supporting analytical investigations encountered during routine manufacture to determine route cause and develop corrective actions.
• Characterisation of chemical and physical contaminants and novel process impurities
• Development and validation of new analytical methods.
• Providing analytical support to manufacturing process improvement and troubleshooting activities, working closely with organic development chemists and other key stakeholders.
• Supporting technology transfers and amendments to regulatory submissions.
• Maintaining laboratory housekeeping, safety standards and ensuring key equipment is well maintained.
• Lead continuous improvement in analytical development to support site objectives.
• Working with the minimum of direct supervision, you will be expected to show a high level of initiative and self-sufficiency in organising your day-to-day workload.
• Promotion of a cross-site culture to build a "OneTeam" approach to business.

About You:

Excellence in this role will require you to be genuinely interested in scientific enquiry and the development of innovative solutions. You will be adaptable and able to multi-task, as you will balance the demands of using a diverse range of techniques each day. As part of this team you will be a key communicator with stakeholders including Product Owners, Tech Transfer teams, Production Leaders and more, so the ability to form productive and trusted relationships internally is key.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Monday 18th March 2019

Please take a copy of this Job Description, as it will not be available post closure of this advert.

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

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Why You?Basic qualifications:
• Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline, such a chemistry or analytical chemistry.
• Hands on experience in analytical chemistry, particularly HPLC & GC.
• Demonstrable experience in analytical method development.
• Experience of spectroscopic characterisation including FTIR, NMR & MS.
• Knowledge of Quality Management Systems and regulatory expectations.
• Knowledge of safe working in a laboratory context.

Preferred qualifications:
• Higher level, relevant qualifications and education.
• Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, or other GxP regulated laboratories.
• Practical experience of API manufacturing processes.
• Knowledge of inspections, audits and process reviews.
• Experience interpreting pharmacopoeial data and providing subsequent guidance to other members of the business.

Why GSK?:
GSK is a science-led, global healthcare company that produces innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
We are committed to overcoming some of the biggest challenges in global health; delivering products of value in a responsible, sustainable way; and providing access to medicine for the world's poorest communities.

Contact information:
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