Senior Analytical Chemist

Location: Northamptonshire Salary: Competitive Ref: ALS 2355

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Senior Analytical Chemist to support the QC release team in the production of radio-labelled compounds. This is a permanent role.

Basic Requirements:

  • Degree in Chemistry, or relevant experience
  • Proven sustained expertise in analytical procedures and skills relevant to the team, demonstrating continuing competence in analytical techniques and processes
  • Organisational skills to manage analytical projects, ensuring project timelines are met, communicating scheduling issues to the Team Leader/Supervisor
  • Capability to motivate and train junior colleagues, identifying those who demonstrate high potential for career development
  • Experience in data evaluation using spreadsheet and statistical tools
  • An appreciation of quality/regulatory standards and quality systems, in particular the relationship of the MHRA with the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Conscientious and meticulous in laboratory and written work
  • Good oral and written communication skills to colleagues and a wider audience
  • Good time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and as part of a team
  • Willingness to contribute to new ideas and initiatives

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate stability studies, approving stability protocols/reports and liaising with clients as required
  • Carry out QC analyses on a diverse range of chemical compounds to support custom synthesis teams
  • Perform QC analysis of materials on stability as required
  • Interpret and describe analytical results, explaining them to a wider audience
  • Ensure QC instruments are maintained in a calibrated/validated state, organising external service support promptly as required
  • Participate in verification/validation of analytical methods, drafting method verification protocols/reports, and controlled analysis documents
  • Prepare out-of-specification (OOS) and deviation documentation as required
  • QC release raw materials from quarantine for use in GMP manufacture
  • Carry out QC review of analytical data
  • Maintain accurate and clear laboratory records
  • Excellent teamwork to ensure project problems are resolved promptly and accurately

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.


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