R&D Scientist - HPLC Medical Device

Job Title: R&D Scientist - HPLC Medical Device
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Salary: Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J911081_1637685065
Contact Name: Johnathan Miller
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 23, 2021 16:31

Job Description

R&D Scientist

Location: Liverpool

Type: Permanent

Hours: Days - Monday to Friday

Salary: Competitive DOE

Additional: Parking onsite, private medical, life assurance, company pension, attendance bonus

Our Client, a leading Diagnostic / Medical Devices company - is expanding and looking to recruit for an additional R&D Scientist across different departments in their QC and R&D teams. Our client is looking for individuals with strong analytical skills in particular HPLC experience in a regulated environment (GMP, ISO 17025/ 13485, NHS hospitals)


Be responsible, under the general supervision of the R&D Manager and Pharma Team Leader, for carrying out contracted non-clinical laboratory studies leading to development and stability testing of finished products to quality regulatory standards.

Prepare and deliver, to defined schedules and timescales, accurate and detailed study reports for external pharmaceutical companies and/or CROs to GLP standards.

Provide analytical chemistry support to the group engaged in non-clinical laboratory studies principally in provision and development of validated HPLC methods for assessment of quality and quantity of antibacterial compounds in developmental diagnostic devices under development.

Be responsible for the collation of reference information relevant to all investigations and for the correct maintenance and updating of technical records in appropriate project files for allocated projects.

Participate in meetings related to non-clinical laboratory studies and, where required, laboratory project meetings to discuss technical matters affecting current projects and present results.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc or MSc in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science or related scientific degree
  • Experienced in the use of High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Able to identify and react appropriately to out of specification results and events.
  • Commitment to working responsibly methodically, accurately and safely within applicable health and safety regulations, and regulatory requirements
  • Experienced in the use of a range of laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge of commonly used laboratory practices e.g. analytical balances, centrifuges, filtration, spectrophotometry etc.
  • High level of safety awareness including experience of handling potentially hazardous materials
  • Knowledge of microbiology and experience of commonly used techniques e.g. aseptic technique, serial dilution antibiotic susceptibility testing would be desirable but not necessary
  • Previous experience of working within the in vitro diagnostics industry
  • Previous experience of working within a research and development laboratory
  • In depth knowledge of current and state of the art analytical techniques and equipment, and their application to antibiotic or chemical assay

Interviews will be taking place this week and next week so please apply now to be considered!

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