Job description Posted 06 April 2022

Associate Scientist


£13.10ph PAYE

6 month contract

Job Purpose

  • To provide technical support in the development of drug product formulations and associated manufacturing processes. Conduct duties as listed below, plus any other tasks as requested by supervisor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • With supervision, executes preformulation, formulation and process development activities based on established protocols and procedures
  • With supervision, assists in the manufacture of batches of product as required, e.g. for process development, stability studies or clinical trials and authors or contributes to manufacturing batch records
  • Maintains cleanliness in own work area and in communal work areas
  • Operates equipment for which he/she is trained independently with due regard for GMP and Safety
  • Works to GMP/GLP as appropriate
  • Demonstrates timely & reliable recording of laboratory data in suitable systems in accordance with company policy and legal requirements.
  • Performs data management tasks including recording results effectively and in compliance with departmental guidelines in a laboratory notebook or computer with minimal supervision (e.g. tabulating and graphing results)
  • Consults with supervisor when difficulties arise that cannot be readily resolved
  • Prepares oral or written summaries of results
  • Attends regular safety training and is fully aware of safety requirements for his/her laboratory/working environment
  •  Follows safe Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices
  • Maintains accurate and complete safety records consistent with company policy and legal requirements
  • Recognises potential safety problems and takes action to rectify them


Basic Requirements:

  • Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline or working towards relevant qualification (Chemistry/ Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Demonstrates competence in proper handling, recording and analysing scientific experimental data
  • Understands the basic principles, concepts and methodology governing the work

Preferred Requirements:

  • Can learn and apply new experimental techniques

If you feel you would be suitable, please send in your most up-to-date CV