Team Leader - Development / Pharma

Job Title: Team Leader - Development / Pharma
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North Yorkshire, England
Salary: Company benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J900840_1560158662
Contact Name: Ben George
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 10, 2019 10:24

Job Description

Role: Team Leader (Development) - HPLC

Location: North Yorkshire

Salary: Highly Completive

Russell Taylor Group has a fantastic opportunity within an Analytical Development Team in North Yorkshire to join as a Team Leader. You will me a natural leader or looking to step into management and had some exposure. You must have a strong understanding of GMP / Regulations. Ideally have experience in Method Validation and Method Development of HPLC.


  • To provide leadership and direction to all the Development Scientists within their team.
  • To liaise with other team leaders within the Quality Control team to ensure a smooth transition of all work through Broughton Laboratories.
  • Ensure that the operational activities are efficient and quality compliant and that all team members are suitably trained.
  • Take responsibility for the planning and forecasting of the development studies within their team.
  • The Job holder should exhibit effective communication of scientific output of their team to the Development Services Manager.
  • Work with the commercial team to provide outline and detailed quotes in a timely manner.
  • Report all analytical results to clients in line with company procedure.
  • Create a strong scientifically knowledgeable and confident team.
  • Create an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort.
  • Lead by example; motivate and inspire team members to deliver an exceptional performance.
  • Perform annual performance reviews for direct reports.
  • Co-ordinate testing by liaising with clients, completing technical assessments, preparing quotes, protocol writing, executing test plans and generating certificates of analysis.
  • Manage the testing scheduling within the team to ensure competent and timely completion of projects while working with colleagues and managers to obtain necessary resources to support the team's requirements.
  • Provide status updates of team performances against Development objectives on a regular basis to the Analytical Services Manager.
  • Ensure that the teams' training requirements are identified and executed effectively.
  • Perform technical reviews and support to the Development team.
  • Continuously identify solutions and new ways of working to help the Development team develop and the company to move forward.
  • Perform other duties as and when required by the company and act always in the best interest of the company.


  • Graduate of Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry related subject.
  • Significant experience 5+ years of working in a GMP regulated analytical laboratory.
  • A passion for leading and developing people in a scientific role.
  • Good analytical and technical problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in a range of analytical techniques for the analysis of small molecules.
  • A keen eye for detail and experience in the review of technical documentation.
  • Confident verbal reasoning skills with colleagues and customers.
  • Results driven, customer focused and commercially astute. o This role has a requirement for people leadership.

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