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Development Analyst

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  • Location

    West Lothian

  • Sector:

    Scientific and Pharmaceutical

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum + Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Lisa Meikle

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

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Our client, a pharmaceutical company based in Livingston are looking for a Development Analyst on a contract basis initially for 1 year.

Job Purpose:
To conduct analysis, stability studies, development, validation and transfer of methods.
This role reports to the Senior Development Analyst/Team Leader and will primarily be responsible for conducting analytical activities, stability studies, development, validation and transfer methods. The role will be responsible for providing technical expertise at both a theoretical and practical level. The ideal candidate will therefore have a pharmaceutical analysis background and have gained experience within a cGMP, FDA and MHRA regulated environment.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
Plan, implement, conduct and document stability studies
Conduct analysis to support formulation development
Analyse and report data accurately in a clear and concise manner
Perform method development and validation or transfer
Compilation of customer/client reports
Conduct data and write-up checking of reports generated by other laboratory personnel

Results oriented with a positive outlook and clear focus on high quality output: Solid planning and organizational ability Reliable, tolerant and dependable: Comfortable dealing with senior managers, clients and customers: Enjoy working in a fast, stimulating environment. Goal-oriented: Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines Excellent communication/ presentation skills. Able to get on with others and be a team player, but is equally comfortable working independently.

Personal Situation
Able to work extended hours should that be required

A science degree in a relevant scientific discipline
Direct experience with data analysis.
An understanding of the technical and practical skills involved stability studies, method development, transfer and validation
Proven ability to work to key regulatory and compliance requirements
Skilled in analytical techniques eg HPLC, Dissolution and Gas Chromatography
Able to communicate well via written media with specific emphasis on report writing.
Able to work with minimal supervision.

Experience of Dionex Chromeleon software
Experience of chemical analysis within a pharmaceutical environment (with formulations of drug products for pre-clinical and clinical trials).
Have a broad knowledge with and experience of working within a cGMP/GLP environment.
Computer skills: Must be adept in use of MS Office, particularly Excel and Word, internet and e-mail
Literacy and Numeracy: Must be a very competent in writing reports both for internal use and for customers/clients. Must be competent in interpreting data.
Management Ability:
Business Presentation Skills: Must be an excellent face-to-face and telephone communicator.