Quality Control Scientist ll

Location : Nottingham UK | Type : Full time, permanent

Upperton Pharma Solutions is a Nottingham-based CDMO that specialises in the formulation and spray drying of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products, providing a complete service from early-stage feasibility through to development and scale-up (including GMP clinical manufacture). Formulations cover a range of delivery routes, typically including oral (tablets & capsules), nasal and inhaled.

The Upperton laboratories and manufacturing plant are situated on the Science Park, adjacent to the University of Nottingham, and since obtaining an MHRA clinical trials manufacturing licence in 2019 we have experienced rapid, continuous growth across the whole business to continually satisfy our growing, international customer base.

As part of this expansion programme Upperton is looking to recruit a Quality Control Scientist to join our Analytical Team.

The Role:

Working as part of the Quality Control team we are looking for an experienced analyst who will be responsible for performing tests on analytical samples in accordance with defined analytical methods, Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). In addition, you will be responsible for analytical data review and supervision of laboratory-based projects as required.  A range of analytical techniques are employed across a range of dosage forms, including HPLC, FTIR, pH, Karl-Fischer, UV, dissolution/disintegration, SVP, DSD and polarimetry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform analytical testing in an accurate, timely and efficient manner, consistent with GMP requirements to support the manufacture and release of raw materials, intermediates and finished products
  • Follow approved protocols to support the technical transfer of analytical methods into the QC laboratory
  • Contribute to the writing of SOPs, protocols and analytical test reports for submissions to clients or other internal departments
  • Review and check analytical data and associated analytical reports
  • Perform routine maintenance and calibration of QC equipment
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement within a GMP framework

We are looking for someone with at least 3 years previous experience working within a GMP laboratory. The role will suit those with good technical knowledge and previous experience as an analytical data checker/reviewer. Flexibility in working hours may be required on occasion to meet business/project needs.

Essential Criteria

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a related scientific/technical discipline
  • Have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to effectively contribute within a team environment and work on own initiative
  • At least 3 years previous experience within a GxP laboratory environment
  • Experienced in HPLC analysis, data acquisition and review
  • Understanding of safe working practices within a laboratory setting
  • Good organisation and planning skills with the ability to work flexibly to meet business needs
  • GC experience desirable

To apply please send a CV to Helen Gisby, Director of Analytical Services

Closing Closing date for applications: Friday 1st July 2022 – No agencies please