Scientist / Spectroscopist


Our CMC team in Sandwich, Kent supports the development and manufacture of new and existing medicines working for a wide range of customers, ranging from universities to large pharmaceutical companies. The team consists of approximately 12 members of staff and specialises in materials science and quantitation and identification of impurities. Job We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist, with a speciality in spectroscopy to work as an integral part of the Materials Science Operation team. The role will support the development and growth of our  Impurity and Contamination Centre of Excellence (CoE), in a cGMP environment. Use spectroscopy expertise and forensic mindset to support the foreign matter / contamination portfolio of LGC Works closely with other materials science experts and analytical teams to provide quality data / characterisation in the field of solid state and physical properties. Follow the GMP principles Key respons The successful candidate would be responsible for supporting the foreign matter and contamination analysis , supporting the work proposal writing, written and verbal communication of progress and results, as well as potential visits to clients. Use experience in spectroscopic techniques (e.g. FTIR, SEM-EDX) and forensic mind-set to support the fast moving the foreign matter / contamination portfolio of LGC Support project managers and Business Development colleagues to scope out and define work proposals and quotations Provide regular and timely update communication – verbal and written to internal and external stakeholders Work closely with other materials science experts and analytical teams to provide quality data on solid form screening and selection for our customers Use knowledge of solid form / physical properties of pharmaceuticals to support experimental design, characterisation, and interpretation of results. This will involve the use of techniques such as FTIR, pXRD, dynamic vapour sorption, various microscopy tools, and thermal techniques Promote best practices and lean initiatives Person spec Maintains a contemporary awareness of Pharmacopoeial trends, ICH guidelines and regulatory expectations Maintain written records of all experimental work in accordance with LGC procedures Gives presentations, training and advice to fellow colleagues to share learnings and promote increased scientific understanding around the materials science area Candidate will be based in Sandwich (Kent); some travel might be required Essential req The successful candidate will have the following a Bachelor’s degree level in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the industry Excellent communicator both internally and externally Ability to multi-task efficiently Be capable of working under pressure and to deadlines Clean and tidy work GMP awareness and applications Experience in a customer facing role Strong team player Desirable req cGMP experience Expertise in Pharmaceutical development activities What we can offer We offer a flexible approach to work, in a friendly and informal environment. As well as a competitive salary, we offer a range of flexible benefits including a group personal pension plan, cycle to work scheme, travel insurance and many more. 

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