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Material Characterisation Scientist

Kent   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Material Characterisation Scientist

18 month contract

£21.00 per hour

Sandwich Kent

CPL are partnering with a top 5 Pharma company who are recruiting for an experienced Material Characterisation Scientist. This a 18 month contract position in Sandwich in Kent and an opportunity to develop within a reputable Pharmaceutical company.

This role will be supporting within the Analytical Technology function of global supply technology and engineering,

Key Responsibilities:

• Determination of physical attributes for API’s/excipient’s using a range of characterisation techniques, including microscopy and both image and laser diffraction particle size.

• Determination of solid state attributes for API’s/excipient’s using a range of characterisation and thermodynamic techniques., including DSC, TGA and various spectroscopic methods.

• Optimization of tests to describe key API/excipient’s attributes, and how these relate to DP performance, which includes methods to assess flow, compression and segregation properties.

• Perform experiments in accordance with good laboratory practices (GLP), established business processes and protocols, and applicable SOPs.

• Document laboratory work that is detailed, timely and in compliance with GLP requirements

• Evaluating, interpreting and reporting of results through presentations and technical reports, particularly translation of scientific output and technical content into a language understood by wide customer base.

Key Requirements:


  • Evidence of good laboratory and experimental skills.
  • Ability to independently design and carry out experiments.
  • Understanding of statistical and chemo metric approaches for data analysis and interpretation.
  • Sound scientific judgement in own work and in problem solving
  • Innovative and creative approach to problem solving
  • Good awareness of laboratory safety
  • Sound skills in literature searching and application of findings
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Independent, accountable, attention to detail, ability to effectively balance multiple projects, and strong interpersonal/communication skills are required.
  • Must be highly motivated and self-directed

For more information please contact amy.goddard@cpl.com

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2204-490951
  • Posted: 10th June 2022
  • Expires: 8th July 2022

Cpl Life Sciences

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