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Laboratory Manager

Location: Hampshire Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + pension ,healthcare, benefits
Sector: Pharmaceuticals Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Simon Douthwaite

Laboratory Manager Analytical Chemistry

"Laboratory Manager" for successful GMP/GLP compliant laboratory specialised pharmaceutical and medical device testing.

Based in Hampshire, you will be responsible for:


  • Analysis of customer samples following the relevant protocols, methods and specifications
  • Techniques used will predominately be HPLC/GC to wet chemistry; therefore, the candidate must be familiar with all necessary laboratory equipment and techniques including spectroscopy
  • Analysis will initially be chemical characterisation of medical devices. Growth to include analysis of other raw materials, intermediates and final products is possible
  • All analysis must be carried out following the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) or Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  • To review all analytical results and ensure that they are recorded accurately and associated reports produced
  • To carry out calibrations, performance qualifications and maintenance of equipment when required
  • To develop and validate new methods of analysis as requested by customer protocols
  • To manage own workloads and to ensure all analytical work is carried out efficiently and accurately and that project timescales are met
  • To be familiar with health and safety / COSHH requirements
  • To attend training courses when necessary
  • Training of analytical chemists and new members of staff and to take on a supervisory role as the department grows
  • To liaise directly with customers and collaborators when appropriate.
  • To liaise with our quality assurance department
  • To initiate projects, business development and new business initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Must have formal academic training of at least a degree standard in chemistry or a degree containing a large proportion of chemistry. It is essential that the candidate understands the principles of chemistry relating to analysis
  • Exceptional analytical skills are required gained from several years' experience of relevant laboratory work
  • Should have a sound understanding of the standard procedures used in an analytical laboratory, and have developed a range of specialist skills, including the use of HPLC, GC, spectrophotometers and other laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge of the development and validation of analytical methods and equipment (eg HPLC, GC, dissolution) to current ICH guidelines.
  • Experience of working in a GMP (or equivalent ISO 17025 or GLP) laboratory environment and participation in associated audits
  • Good technical and administrative skills to produce good quality technical documents / reports and retain accurate records
  • Good communication skills are essential as many daily contacts are made at all levels of staffing, both internally and externally
  • Should be familiar with any new developments in analytical chemistry
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills are requisite
  • Must be able to work well within a small team and be willing to help out with additional tasks when necessary to ensure the smooth running of the laboratory / company
  • Experience working to ISO 10993-18, ISO 18562 and USP USP 788 is desirable

Salary and Reward Package: £70,000 - £90,000 plus package.

  • Salary dependant on qualifications and experience
  • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Extra days holiday for continuous service, day off on your birthday & option to buy additional holiday
  • Private medical insurance
  • Mobile phone
  • Auto enrolment pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Medical cash back scheme (after probation)
  • Bike to work scheme

Really exciting opportunity for the right candidate , please click the apply button or call me to discuss.

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