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Technical Lead - Biopharmaceutical Chromatography

Reading, Berkshire   •  Permanent, Full time

CK Group are recruiting for a Technical Lead, to join the Chromatography team of a leading CRO at their site in Reading on a permanent basis.

About the client:
Our client is a cutting-edge Contract Research Organisation (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and food sectors. Their diverse pipeline of projects varies from creating new products, validating medicines and completing analytical investigations. The are a global leader in their field, serving clients from across 60 countries.

About the role:
The Technical Lead will play a key role in ensuring that biopharmaceutical projects within the Pharmaceutical Development laboratory are performed and supervised effectively and accurately within agreed timescales and to appropriate quality standards. The role will coach a team of scientists, providing technical direction, and will be responsible for reviewing and authorising of certificates of analysis, interpretive scientific reports, method development and validations and authorizing competencies within the area of expertise.

You will provide strong technical direction and analytical expertise throughout the discovery, development and delivery phases of the drug life cycle.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing a portfolio of analytical projects including investigation and characterisation of biopharmaceuticals using chromatographic method development and validation.
  • Implementating solutions to technical challenges and support creation of new business opportunities
  • Data checking and providing interpretation of results for routine and complex testing
  • Generation of certificates of analysis and external interpretive reports.
  • Acting as the expert user for software packages relevant to the role: Laboratory?s LIMS system, Q-Pulse, Chemwatch, Openlab.
  • Training and supervision of staff in routine activities, methods and interpretation.
  • Providing technical direction in area of expertise within and across departments, including maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.

About you:
To be considered for the position, you should ideally have the following skills and expertise:

  • Educated to a minimum of BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Experience of working with a range of instrumentation, including HPLC (SEC, IEX), Capillary Electrophoresis, FPLC
  • Good knowledge of GMP

The benefits:
Our client offers an exception range of benefits, including:

  • Excellent basic salaries
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Very competitive company pension scheme
  • 27 days annual leave with the option to purchase up to 5 days more
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee perks scheme

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 54033 in all correspondence.

You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: CK Group
  • Reference: 54033
  • Posted: 9th September 2022
  • Expires: 7th October 2022

CK Group

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