Analytical Chemist

The Company

Concept Life Sciences has a collaborative client-centred approach. We are a multi-disciplined Contract Research Organisation based in the UK providing market-leading scientific services globally. Over the past 25 years, Concept Life Sciences and its heritage companies have played a pivotal role in guiding numerous clients along their path to clinical success and many of these clients have evolved into enduring scientific collaborators. Within a decade, the collaborative efforts of experts from our heritage businesses, have propelled us beyond the cumulative impact of our individual components, fostering substantial growth and advancement.

From our 4 sites across the UK, we provide world-leading expertise to the pharmaceutical, biotech, agrochemical, and material science industries. We are a contract research and manufacturing organisation, with clients across Europe, Asia, and the US, who value our knowledge-based, science-led, and customer-focused approach.

Our services include discovery chemistry, specialist translational biology for immunology, oncology and neuroscience, biologics, biophysical assays services, ADMET & DMPK, bioanalysis, toxicology, histology, analytical services, including materials characterisation and physiochemical analysis, process research and development, and GMP manufacturing.


The Role

Concept Life Sciences seeks talented analytical chemists to support the internal chemistry teams with analytical chemistry techniques and knowledge. Your skills will help drive our high-quality research programmes, from our state-of-the-art chemistry laboratories in Chapel-en-le-Frith and Sandwich. You will be supporting drug research, discovery and development to our pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients by providing testing and specialist analytical services. An ‘equal opportunities’ employer, we value diversity in our workforce and will help you to access and support you through the training and development you need to further your career. With a respect for our stunning surroundings, we are committed to finding sustainable solutions in the path to drug discovery.


The Successful Applicant will:

– Be a science graduated (preferably within analytical, chemical, or related scientific field with demonstrated, relevant experience in analytical chemistry from working in pharmaceutical, biotech or contract research organisations, or academic drug-discovery units

– You will have experience in GxP requirements associated with QC testing and API manufacturing and knowledge of GxP regulations and policies

– You are experienced in supporting the improvement and development of new and existing SOP’s.

– You will be a highly skilled analytical chemist who enjoys practical laboratory-based work, with a solid theoretical and practical understanding of analytical chemistry

– feel confident in delivering method development, method validations, testing and troubleshooting activities with at least one of the following analytical techniques such as UPLC-MS, GC-MS or SFC-MS. Knowledge of DSC, NMR, FTIR, XRD and Particle Size analysis will be seen as highly advantageous although not essential

– Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, you will be comfortable reporting and presenting your research to colleagues and clients alike. Scientific integrity will be of the upmost importance to you, along with attention to customer requirements and a commitment to client confidentiality

– Be able to work flexibly as part of a team, you will display initiative, a ‘can-do’ attitude and an enthusiasm to learn

– You will be passionate about science, excited to share and expand your skills and knowledge, and motivated to make a positive contribution to both chemistry and workplace culture


Working Hours

„ Full time 37.5hrs PW

„ Monday to Friday


Company Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we provide generous holiday entitlement, a pension scheme with employer contributions, a healthcare plan which extends to a range of therapy treatments, a cycle to work scheme, a retail discount scheme, a death in service benefit, a discretionary bonus scheme and free on-site parking. The well-being of our staff is important to us, and we are proud of our inclusive, supportive culture that we have. We have Mental Health First Aiders in the workplace. We offer a range of learning and development opportunities and a comprehensive support system to help you develop.


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