Vacancy at Sterling Pharmaceuticals: Analytical Chemist (R and D)

Job Title: Analytical Chemist (Pharma R&D)

Report to: Head of R &D

Job purpose

To undertake analytical testing to develop new formulations and to establish stability of pharmaceutical finished products to support R&D department.

Job description

  • To perform analytical testing using typical pharmaceutical analytical instruments HPLC, UV spectrophotometer, FT-IR and Karl Fischer etc.
  • To perform simple lab techniques to test density, viscosity, gravimetric testing etc.
  • To qualify analytical instruments such as HPLC, UV, stability chambers.
  • To write up product specifications as per ICH guidelines.
  • To prepare stability protocols as per ICH guidelines.
  • To develop test methods using HPLC for assay and related substances.
  • To validate test methods for assay & related substances.
  • To write up validation work results in reports.
  • To support R&D formulation team for additional testing requirements.
  • To undertake maintenance of his/her department and equipment.
  • To ensure the required initial and continuing training relating to work performed.
  • To organise storage of raw material samples (APIs & excipients, finished products) & documentations such as Certificate of Analysis & MSDS and Calibration Certificates.
  • To write up quality documentation such as SOPs, Quality and Training Manuals, Test Methods, specifications.

Requisite academic qualifications, knowledge base & work experience

  • Graduate in Pharmaceutical Sciences/Chemical Sciences or equivalent.
  • Experience in a analytical chemistry and instrumentation of at least of 3 years.
  • To have knowledge of Quality Management Systems, documentations such as SOPs, qualification protocols & reports, method validation protocols and reports, starting material and finished product specifications, stability protocols and reports, Internal audits.
  • To have knowledge of analytical instruments.
  • To be a good team worker with good communication skills written and oral.

Industries Manufacturing - other

Years of experience 2+ years

Career level Experienced (Non-Manager)

Education Level Undergraduate degree

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £20,000 to £30,000 per year depending on experience.

Contact: If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV and cover letter by email to: