QC Analytical Scientist

Chemistry, Pharmacology, Data, Analytics.

Who Are We?

We are a fast-growing global pharmaceutical CDMO (Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation), with more than 50 years' experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

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

We are a proven and trusted partner to some of the world's most innovative biotechs and leading pharmaceutical companies and are widely recognised for our expertise in complex and hazardous chemistry.

We are a dynamic business, employing more than 1,300 talented and passionate people in the UK, US and Europe who together support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.

We support our customers through the full product lifecycle from pre-clinical development right up to full scale commercial manufacturing and today we are proud to have built a culture of excellence in science and unrivalled service.

Summary of the Analytical Development Chemist role

As the Analytical Development Chemist, you will perform analysis and related activities of substances and materials in accordance with safety and compliance regulations such as current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). You will be required to maintain accurate records prepare samples and collaborate effectively with stakeholders.

Reporting directly to the ADG Department Manager you will be based at our Cramlington site in Northumberland.

Sterling's facility in Cramlington, Northumberland is based 8 miles outside of Newcastle upon Tyne and boasts amazing countryside, alongside stunning beaches and more than 70 castle sites. Newcastle upon Tyne is a lively city with a multitude of cultural sites, beautiful architecture, award winning restaurants and a wide range of activities including the elegant Theatre Royal. With a wide range of housing from countryside and beachside to city living and village life, our site at Dudley offers a location with something for everyone.

Your responsibilities

  • Performing analysis and reporting results in accordance with cGMP requirements.
  • Investigating analytical deviations and out of specification results with appropriate rigour and contributing to their root cause resolution.
  • Organising the calibration and maintenance of analytical laboratory equipment.
  • Performing routine auditing of laboratory areas.
  • Carrying out SAP transactions in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Performing technical transfers between internal and external customers.
  • Supporting method validation and cGMP stability programs.
  • Characterising reference materials for use in cGMP analysis.
  • Developing, evaluating, and preparing analytical methods and SOPs as required.
  • Liaising with manufacturing, technical, and operational quality personnel on relevant aspects of compliance and analytical atypicality.
  • Embodying our company values, which are: be reliable, be caring, be transparent and be willing.

Requirements for the role

  • Must have a degree in Chemistry or other relevant scientific discipline.
  • Previous laboratory experience is essential, ideally in a GMP environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of HPLC and GC techniques is essential.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and able to manage changing priorities.
  • Previous experience with Chromatography Data Systems is essential, preferably Chromeleon.

Why Consider Us?

Our collaborative and empowering culture is unique to us and is what really sets us apart as a business and this is built upon our four core values: Be Transparent, Be Reliable, Be Willing and Be Caring.

We also run a variety of programmes across our sites to promote health, wellbeing and work life balance, in addition to supporting causes and charities close to our employees' hearts, encouraging volunteering within the communities we are part of and even arranging socials, through our global social committees, to encourage team building and reward our team's hard work.

At Sterling we promote mutual trust and respect regardless of your nationality, background, feelings, beliefs, gender or age. Our workforce, much like life, is made up of many different people with many different backgrounds, needs and perspectives. This is something we celebrate at Sterling, as it makes Sterling a better place to work and encourages innovation and collaboration.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including bonus, pension scheme, private healthcare, Engagement Hub, 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.

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Job ID Number: VN916_1717404133
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  • Deadline
    June 30th, 2024
  • Starting
    Immediate Start
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Cramlington (Northumberland)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Analytics
  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Pharmacology
Also Accepting...
  • Biology
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials Science
  • Statistics
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