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Senior Analytical Scientist
West Yorkshire, Yorkshire

Are you looking for a new opportunity to get the best use out of your skills and knowledge as a Technical Specialist? If so, S3 Discovery has the role for you!

Our fast growing and well-known client are looking for a Technical Specialist to join their operations team.

The role of Technical Specialist within the operations team involves the responsibility of technical oversight of all mass spectrometry related projects, responsibility for project design and proposal writing, in collaboration with commercial colleagues. An ideal candidate will have demonstrated their ability to develop and validate complex methods. This involves analysis of a range of test samples (substances, compounds, formulations, investigational or commercial products, raw materials) submitted by clients from the Life Sciences and related industries for techniques including; UHPLC / HPLC, GC, IC, GPC, MS and hyphenated MS techniques (GC-MS, LC-MS, MS-MS etc).

Main responsibilities as a Technical Specialist include but not limited to:

  • Training co-workers in own specialist techniques
  • Client liaison, inter-group liaison, internal projects and initiatives
  • Revenue generating laboratory-based analytical project work, applying MS analytical techniques to a wide range of sample types/analytical challenges
  • Method development and validation, including drafting of related documents (methods, protocols, reports)
  • Provide analytical support/guidance to junior staff members


What skills, experience and qualifications do I need?

  • At least MSc but preferably PhD in an analytical chemistry or related scientific field with demonstrated, relevant experience
  • Broad practical experience in developing and validating analytical methods; method development research skills
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment (quality, health and safety, cGMP)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills


How do I apply?

The application process for this role is easy. Permitting you match said criteria, simply click and apply to the advert, and if successful, you will be contacted by a member of the team ASAP. Due to the number of applications we receive, if you have not been contacted within 1 week, unfortunately you have not been successful for this role.

All successful applications are subject to S3 Discovery’s stringent vetting and security checks.

S3 Discovery is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.



Salary: 30,000-£34,000
Date Posted: 26/11/2019
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