• Shift Analytical Chemist, ARD Jobs in United Kingdom

  • Pfizer Inc.
  • United Kingdom, Uk
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  • 1 - 3 Years
  • Posted : above 1 month

Job Description:

Job Focus

To support the R&D portfolio using a broad range of analytical techniques Contribute primarily to analysis of IPC and intermediate samples to support manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Must be flexible to support testing of other samples as required eg, raw materials, API release, stability checkpoint support, excipients and liquid/ solid dosage forms and support more general project development and departmental activities


Competently perform with minimal guidance all aspects of analytical testing of pharmaceutical projects with experience in multiple analytical techniques chromatography (uHPLC, GC), ROI, KF, particle size, identity testing, etc, working to challenging timelines and current good manufacturing practice (cGMP)

Ability to run both established and evolving analytical methods; ability to troubleshoot and dynamically optimise methods as required to ensure scientifically sound results; document experimental results to cGMP, right first-time delivery and critical self-evaluation of results generated versus targets/ specifications Ability to directly interact effectively with team members and partner groups, including verbal presentation and reasoned review of data and preparation of technical reports where required under guidance

Ability to work with challenging materials that require unusual handling and sample preparation considerations eg OEB5, moisture sensitive raw materials, non-crystalline solids

Communicate progress, plans, requirements and risks to senior analysts, managers, stakeholders in partner groups and higher management informally and, if required, formally through written reports / presentations

Highly capable of organising and planning their own work to achieve consistently high-quality results within agreed timeframes Critical attention to detail, strong organisational skills, the ability to multitask, confident to raise questions when faced with uncertainty

Competent timely completion and maintenance of written and electronic records of all experimental work in accordance with good scientific practice and cGMP, data integrity principles and departmental philosophies

Maintains a contemporary awareness of Global Business Practices, methods, specifications, SOPs, Pharmacopoeias, Pharmacopoeial trends, ICH guidelines and regulatory expectations for cGMP lab and material related activities

Direct supervision is not an envisaged part of the role, but it is expected that the successful candidate will show supportive leader behaviours and be a positive advocate for new technology, process improvements and initiatives designed to increase efficiency, digital work practices, quality and compliance

This post is for a shift analytical chemist working on a rotating 16/5 shift pattern Own transport is an advantage as this role requires shift working

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Essential attributes

A minimum of honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related discipline
Practical experience with running, transferring and troubleshooting techniques relevant to QC testing; uHPLC, HPLC, GC, SFC, FT-IR, Raman etc with a good understanding of the key specification and characterisation tests
Experience in shift work, supporting manufacturing operations to tight timelines
Strong and demonstrated team worker
Excellent lab safety awareness
Highly literate and numerate with the ability to accurately record observations, facts, data and conclusions during experimental work or GMP investigations
Able to critically evaluate work / results to spot potential errors in own work and the work of others, attention to detail is a key skill
Comfortable working as part of diverse multi-disciplinary, cross-functional, global teams
A strong desire to develop own technical skill set and knowledge of cGMP regulations
The ability to extract relevant information from scientific literature and Pharmacopeia
Resilient and self-aware, a team player who manages change and ambiguous situations successfully

Highly desirable attributes

Hands on knowledge of informatic systems including laboratory data acquisition, electronic notebooks, documentation, material deposition, quality incident management
Experience in supporting or handling GMP quality and compliance issues resulting from GMP deviations, process issues, material and product defects
Knowledge of the principles of method development and validation requirements as applied to spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques


2 Shift Discontinuous (United Kingdom)

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance/Packaging
Role : Production/Manufacturi ng/Maintenance
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 13th Feb 2020

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