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Kilo Lab Chemist


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As the Kilo Lab Chemist the main purpose of your role will be to operate 10 and 20 L vessel streams for the production of small quantities of intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in a safe and current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) compliant manner. You will also be expected to perform laboratory work to support production alongside the Development Chemists.

This role is based at our site in Cramlington and will normally work Monday-Friday 37 hours per week, but flexibility will be required on occasion to work alternative early or late shifts as and when required but this will be minimal.

An overview of Sterling Pharma Solutions

At Sterling, we deliver an exceptional experience to our customers, one that has scientific partnership at its core.

Your responsibilities

  • Operating 10 and 20 L vessel streams according to Process Record Sheet instructions.
  • Recording and checking data accurately.
  • Reporting deviations in a timely manner and actively participating in investigations.
  • Managing raw materials and intermediates required for processing, including inventory checks.
  • Participating in Design Qualification meetings and risk assessments for processes to be performed in the 10 and 20 L vessel streams.
  • Maintaining a high standard of housekeeping within manufacturing areas.
  • Recommending processing improvements based upon experience from manufacturing campaigns.
  • Performing laboratory scale cGMP manufacture, such as seed preparation.
  • Assisting the Development Chemists with laboratory work.
  • Complying with all health, safety and environmental requirements.
  • Embodying our company values, which are: be reliable, be caring, be transparent and be willing.

Requirements for the role

  • Minimum of either a Master's degree in Chemistry, or a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a minimum of one year's relevant practical experience.
  • Previous experience within a cGMP environment would be highly advantageous.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and independently.
  • Have strong practical chemistry skills.

How you will be rewarded

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including bonus, pension scheme, private healthcare, Perkbox, cycle to work scheme, death in service coverage, on-site health and wellbeing support including medical consultations and physiotherapy, 24/7 employee assistance programme, employee referral scheme, sports and social club as well as opportunity for training and further career development.

Why consider Sterling?

Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) with more than 50 years' experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). This is complemented by Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) research and development bioconjugation services.

We are a fast growing, dynamic business with facilities in the UK and the US, where we employ more than 800 talented and passionate people who support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.

Our culture and our way of working is what really sets us apart as a business; we aim to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers and our employees. You can expect to be part of a supportive team, all working towards a shared goal: to deliver first-class science and service to our customers every day.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Immediate Start
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • Bachelor's or Master's
  • Cramlington (Northumberland)
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  • Chemistry

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