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Technical Specialist - Bioanalysis

Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: Competitive
Ref: ALS 2095

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Bioanalysis Technical Specialist. The successful candidate will carry out LC-MS/MS method development and troubleshooting, and will provide specialist analytical support for bioanalysis and the wider metabolism department.

Basic Requirements:

  • A BSc or PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline
  • Many years’ experience in Regulated Bioanalysis in a CRO or Pharmaceutical company
  • Experience in method development and troubleshooting
  • Expert in LC-MS/MS
  • Understanding and experience of working within a GLP/GCP regulated environment
  • Existing knowledge of LIMS systems
  • Detailed knowledge of Regulated Bioanalysis guidelines

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be the go-to person for LC-MS/MS and LC method development
  • Provide analytical troubleshooting support across the department, as required
  • Perform method development on large and small molecules
  • Train and mentor less experience staff in method development and operation of mass spectrometers
  • Interpret data and provide accurate written reports for studies, as required
  • Provide analytical support for regulatory and non-regulated bioanalysis, in-vitro and ADME studies
  • Act as an interface with contract service support provider for LC-MS/MS, calling engineers and managing instrument break-downs to ensure minimum instrument down-time
  • Manage and maintain instrument maintenance records, ensuring they comply with departmental SOPs and are available at all times for QA or external auditor inspection
  • Identify new technologies, which could be of significant benefit to the group, improving capability or reducing operational costs
  • As a recognized expert within the industry increase the profile of the department externally through playing an active role in expert groups, networking and publications
  • Actively contribute to client visits and teleconferences
  • Encourage a continuous improvement culture, proposing process improvements/new service offerings.


Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.