Senior Scientist

Location: Dudley, Northumberland, UKDepartment: Research and DevelopmentReference: VN106
Senior Scientist
Summary of Senior Scientist
We are currently seeking two Senior Scientists within the R&D department for an internal promotion based at Dudley, Northumberland, UK. The successful candidate will be acting as lead chemist in the support of chemistry projects and provide guidance and technical advice to chemists within the technical group.
  • Developing and demonstrating new processes in the laboratory
  • Translating processes into ones which are capable of running within Sterling assets at the appropriate scale 
  • Providing guidance and technical advice to chemists within the technical group
  • Leading small chemistry projects and coordinating the activities of a small group of chemists in support of the project 
  • Acting as a lead chemist in the support of externally managed projects 
  • Leading housekeeping support projects as appropriate
  • Defining and demonstrating process routes, draft process outlines and approve PRSs
  • Organising and/or supporting scale-up lab, pilot and commercial manufacture
  • Providing support for NPI proposal process through the generation of technical data as required
Key Skills and Competencies
  • Minimum of a degree in chemistry
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in pharmaceutical/fine chemical industry as a Development Chemist 
  • Experience of bringing in new products from external customers 
  • Ideally, experience in project management or technical support functions 
  • Must be commercially aware, especially relating to project value and return on investment
  • The ideal candidate will be SAP trained 
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, Perkbox, cycle to work, 25 days annual leave, 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 may include shift working occasionally to support with business needs.

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 Pharma Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.
Be caring. Be transparent. Be willing. Be reliable.

Deadline for applications: 14 Dec 2021
Service. Passion. Science.