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Operations Chemist

Date Posted: 22/03/2021
Application Close: 30/04/2021
Location: Arcinova - Alnwick

An opportunity has arisen for an Operations Chemist to join the Drug Substance team. This is a permanent position reporting to the Operations Team Leader. The successful candidate will carry out Drug Substance manufacturing and scale-up operations in accordance with regulatory and company procedures, including shift working as required. 


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Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for an Operations Chemist to join the Drug Substance team. This is a permanent position reporting to the Operations Team Leader. The successful candidate will carry out Drug Substance manufacturing and scale-up operations in accordance with regulatory and company procedures, including shift working as required. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out Drug Substance manufacturing and scale-up operations within agreed timeframes, including shift working as required. 
  • Follow and complete Batch Synthesis instructions in compliance with GMP.  Maintain Laboratory Notebooks as required
  • Operate within Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines and regulations. 
  • Ensure that equipment usage logs and calibration records are maintained.
  • Carry out in-process analysis, including sample preparation and interpretation of results.
  • Liaise with QC team as required to ensure in-process analyses are carried out in line with the production plan. 
  • Review completed Batch Synthesis Instructions and other process documentation. 
  • Contribute to the preparation of quality documentation as required to manage changes, unplanned deviations, and corrective actions. 
  • Contribute to EHS risk and CoSHH assessments as required.
  • Participate in process risk assessments. 
  • Contribute to raw materials and equipment acquisition, equipment maintenance and installation, including validation as required. 
  • Sampling and booking-in of materials into Materials Management System and maintaining effective stock control of materials used for manufacturing and scale-up operations. 
  • Maintain good standards of housekeeping, and waste disposal, liaising with other departments dealing with such matters as required. 
  • Ensure that manufacturing and scale-up operations, and associated documentation, complies with GMP or other regulatory requirements, internal policies/procedures, and client requirements.  

 Key Skills:

  • Proficiency in carrying out kilo-scale chemical processing.
  • Maintaining accurate contemporaneous records.
  • Good understanding of process safety and hazards.
  • Awareness of the current regulatory environment.
  • An understanding of analytical chemistry, with sufficient analytical skills to conduct in-process testing. 
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Qualifications:

Either a degree level (or equivalent) qualification in Chemistry or a closely related discipline, or a completed apprenticeship as a chemical operator.  

Applications should be received by 5.00 pm on 30th April 2021.

  


To apply please email your letter of application, CV and any relevant supporting documents to Jodie Staton.

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