QC Analytical Scientist

Location: Deeside, Wales, UKDepartment: QualityReference: VN174
Summary of the QC Analytical Scientist role

Sterling Pharma Solutions currently have exciting opportunities for QC Analytical Scientists to join their team in Deeside.

You will have experience in the analytical testing of biological pharmaceutical products, such as therapeutic proteins, monoclonal antibodies and Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC's), and will possess the technical knowledge to support the development and qualification of suitable compliant assays in a regulated environment.

  • Assisting in the development and qualification of HPLC, UV and capillary electrophoresis-based assays for antibodies and antibody drug conjugates (ADCs).
  • Performing and reporting analytical testing on all raw materials, intermediates, finished products and stability samples in HPLC, UV and capillary electrophoretic methods.
  • Performing analytical testing, using a variety of techniques including:
    • Pharmacopoeial physicochemical methods;
    • Imaged capillary electrophoresis; iso-electric focusing; SDS CE;
    • Spectrophotometry; FTIR and UV – vis;
  • Performing routine tasks and other non-routine activities required in support of analytical development and quality control laboratory functions.
  • Ensuring all testing performed is reported within the most efficient timeframe.
  • Laboratory maintenance and housekeeping, self-inspections and stock control; supporting the re-order systems and communicating with key suppliers.
  • Data trending and assisting in quality investigations.
  • Documenting laboratory results in accordance with cGMP and company procedures. 
  • Ensuring training status is compliant with matrix requirements and assisting in training other laboratory staff.
  • Maintaining and improving knowledge of bio-analytical techniques and procedures.
  • Liaising with functional groups both within and outside Analytical Services/Quality Control as appropriate to ensure projects are progressed.
  • Preparing and executing laboratory protocols and reports, as assigned.
  • Qualifying reagents, reference material, analytical techniques and relevant equipment.
Key Skills and Competencies
  • BSc or equivalent qualification in a relevant biological subject area.
  • Previous experience in a bio-analytical testing laboratory. 
  • Technical experience in HPLC analysis or capillary electrophoresis analysis of biomolecules is essential.
  • Technical experience in techniques such as immunoassays, UV and FTIR is advantageous.
  • Excellent communication,  interpersonal and organisational skills; demonstrating attention to detail and able to work in a team and individually.
You will receive

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including bonus, pension scheme, private healthcare, Perkbox, cycle to work scheme, death in service coverage, 24/7 employee assistance programme, employee referral scheme as well as the opportunity for training and further career development.

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 complemented 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. 

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