Lead Scientist – Full Time –

Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific

Entrust RS is delighted to be working to one of the leading biotech companies in the UK and they are looking to appoint a Lead Scientist to join the team at their Nottingham facility.

Location : Nottingham

Working hour/ week : 37.5 hours

Contract : 6 – 12 month

Pay : £30 – 35K based on contract PAYE rate

Based in Nottingham the facility focuses on early stage development of small molecule drug candidates from the bench to clinic. The facility offers an array of services that support oral dosage forms that include characterization, formulation and analytical development, manufacturing and clinical packaging, labelling and worldwide distribution. Their Nottingham base is the home of their bioavailability enhancement technologies, including Spray Drying and OptiMelt™ Hot Melt Extrusion to support the needs of our client’s most challenging compounds. The MHRA approved facilities include cGMP dose form manufacturing, packaging, analytical and development laboratories.

To support the business with onsite Formulation Development, contributing to the development of products that help people live better, healthier lives. Innovation is the foundation of formulation development, supplying pioneering solutions and state of the art technologies to support drug product development.

Responsibilities :

To support the business with onsite Formulation Development, contributing to the development of products that help people live better, healthier lives. Innovation is the foundation of formulation development, supplying pioneering solutions and state of the art technologies to support drug product development.

To ensure that all Client projects and internal research projects are conducted in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures, meet Client specifications and are delivered on time and within budget.

To provide coaching and mentoring to the junior members of the team

• Ensure that all work is conducted in responsible and safe manner in accordance with the companies Health and Safety policies and ensure that all Health and Safety considerations are appropriately documented.

• Conduct and document work to cGMP ensuring that projects are conducted in accordance with company procedures and the agreed timelines

• To document all project work to a high standard. This includes the timely, complete and clear documentation of laboratory work in laboratory notebooks and the timely completion of all necessary project administration.

• To perform all laboratory work to a high degree of scientific rigour such that it will stand up to external scientific, legal or regulatory scrutiny.

• To manage the day to day activities of a team and perform performance management of assigned staff.

• Support the Management team by assisting the delivery of the internal research program.

• To provide leadership and training to the junior members of the team

• Support Group Heads and the Business Development Team in assembling quotations for Clients within the agreed timeframe.

• To ensure that projects are scheduled accordingly to deliver to expected timeframes

• To maintain knowledge and awareness of the latest developments and best practice in own area of expertise and seek to apply within the company

• To communicate with clients in an effective, proactive and appropriate manner

• Constantly strive to develop and support a culture of Continuous Improvement to improve operations, streamline work processes, decrease turnaround times and improve quality.

Education or Equivalent Requirements:

• Typically, a minimum of a BSc and at least five years + experience in a relevant technical area, or a relevant PhD with at least one – three years industrial experience and a good understanding of appropriate characterisation techniques and/or formulation/manufacturing processes, or equivalent.

• Strong scientific expertise in at least one relevant technical area.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

• Has a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done.

• Identifies what needs to be done and takes action before being asked, when the situation requires it.

• Supportive of junior members of the team and provides guidance and help when required.

• Ability to multi-task and demonstrate diplomatic skills

• Proficient (excellent) in English verbal and written communication skills to convey and receive ideas and instructions to/from others within and outside the organization

• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers, management, suppliers and customers

• Strong organizational skills

• Proficient skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

• Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines

Physical Requirements:

• Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly

• Specific vision requirements include reading of written documents and frequent use of computer monitor

If interested in this great opportunity and want to work in a fast paced environment then please call (phone number removed) for more information or alternatively.

Salary:

Job Type: Contract

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

To apply for this job please visit www.cv-library.co.uk.

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