Principal Scientists and Technical Experts - Intertek215

Job Information

Job Title: Principal Scientists and Technical Experts
Job Code: 
Job Category: Laboratory
Job Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Do you have specialist expertise in method development, validation of methods and could act as a lead scientist in one of these disciplines; Gas Chromatography, Biological Chromatography (HPLC, UPLC, MALLS), Protein Chemistry (CE, CD, Western Blot), Quantitative LCMS, Assay validation specialist?

Do you have experience of working in a Good Practice (GxP) regulatory laboratory within the chemical, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical industry?

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing, dynamic, successful team as part of a FTSE 100 company?

Do you want to work for a company that rewards performance?

If you answered yes to all of the above we want to hear from you, as we have exciting opportunities for Principal Scientists and Technical Experts to join our dynamic team based in Manchester.

Due to the key requirements of the role involving working as a technical expert within a GLP, GCP and GMP regulated laboratory we cannot process applications that do not meet the requirements stated above.

Intertek’s support for Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries goes beyond assurance, testing, inspection, and certification. Their global network of sophisticated, highly regulated and advanced laboratories, coupled with their scientific expertise offers clients a broad scope of expert support, from accelerating new product research and development to helping them protect their intellectual property.

This resource, coupled with field of regulatory experts and experienced scientists and engineers from the industry, enables Intertek to ensure the safety, quality and performance of new products, while providing true problem-solving and business improvement support.

Job Responsibilities

Intertek Pharma Services Manchester (IPSM) are seeking to recruit Scientists to work at their laboratory in Blackley, Manchester. If you are a Scientist/ Senior Scientist or Technical Expert we want to hear from you.

IPSM has an extensive range of analytical instrumentation and provides analytical services to customers in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, personal care and speciality chemical sectors in a GLP, GCP and GMP regulated laboratory.  Scientists sought should have expertise in one of the following areas:

Gas Chromatography

Biological Chromatography (HPLC, UPLC, MALLS)

Protein Chemistry (CE, CD, Western Blot)

Quantitative LCMS

Assay validation specialist

The successful candidates will provide specialist expertise in method development, validation of methods, technical support to junior colleagues and act as the lead scientist supporting customer programmes in compliance with GxP requirements.  

Additional information

The Manchester site operates on a flexible working basis where core hours are 37.5 hours per week. The role holder must be willing to work to a flexible schedule as the business requires. 

Job Qualifications

Required skills and experience

Good IT literacy skills

B.Sc / MSc/ PhD in Chemistry (or related scientific discipline)

At least 5 years’ experience in the practical and theoretical aspects is essential

In-depth knowledge and awareness of technical specialism is essential

Extensive experience in the development and validation of assays

Proven experience in the supervision and coordination of analytical projects performed by junior staff in a regulatory environment 

Comprehensive  experience of working in a GxP regulatory laboratory essential

Good practical laboratory and problem solving skills

Personal Qualities


Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions

Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community

Motivated, self-starter

Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together

Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually 

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met

Fosters integrity and honesty

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

Confident communicator(written/ oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role

How to Apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek215. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

Closing Date 

2nd January 2018