Production Support Chemist

Location: Dudley, Northumberland, UKDepartment: Research and DevelopmentReference: VN105
Production Support Chemist

Summary of Production Support Chemist role

We are looking for a highly motivated Production Support Chemist to join our research and development team based in Dudley, North East England. The successful candidate will provide support and technical guidance to the manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and intermediates for emerging drug candidates and established commercial products. 

  • Providing technical support and oversight to processes during manufacture, with particular emphasis on the successful introduction of new process stages.
  • Investigations into processing issues (e.g. atypical in-process results, reduced yields) and working with project teams to resolve issues
  • Preparation of current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) documentation to support processes as required
  • Laboratory work to support troubleshooting and in support of research and development processes
  • Tracking process data to allow process improvement opportunities to be identified
  • Implementing and maintaining key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Accompanying customers during site visits for plant observation
  • Set cGMP standards and participate in audits on processes and related equipment
  • Comply with all safety, health, and environmental requirements.
  • Embody our company values, which are: be reliable, be caring, be transparent and be willing.

Key Skills and Competencies
  • Minimum of either a master’s degree in chemistry, or a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minimum of one year’s relevant practical experience.
  • Ideally, experience working within a cGMP environment.
  • Good verbal communications skills.
  • Good organisation and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and independently. 

We also require candidates to be competent with IT systems, and in particular Microsoft Office including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

You will receive

A competitive salary, pension scheme, Healthcare, Perkbox, cycle to work, death in service coverage, on-site health and wellbeing support and medical consultation and physiotherapy, 24/7 employee assistance programme. Training and opportunities for further career development.

This role is a shift role to support our 24/7 operation with annual leave and rest days built into the shift plan.

Why consider Sterling?

Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) with more than 50 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  This is complimented by Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) research and development bioconjugation services.

We are a fast growing, dynamic business with facilities in the UK and the US, where we employ more than 800 talented and passionate people who support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.

Our culture and our way of working is what really sets us apart as a business; we aim to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers and our employees.  You can expect to be part of a supportive team, all working towards a shared goal: to deliver first-class science and service to our customers every day. 

Sterling is an equal opportunity employer. 


Be caring. Be transparent. Be willing. Be reliable.
Deadline for applications: 28 Jan 2022
Service. Passion. Science.