Senior Scientist in Chromatography

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Job Title: Senior Scientist in Chromatography
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Job Category: Laboratory
Job Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Scientist in Chromatography to join our dynamic team based in Manchester. 

Do you have a solid background and proficiency working with a variety of chromatography (HPLC, GC, IC) in the laboratory looking for your next step? 

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! 


Intertek Pharma Services Manchester (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. 

Working within a diverse environment will provide an opportunity to utilise your skillset and knowledge to act as an integral member of the team. Primarily the role will work as an integral part of the Small Molecule Quantification team within the Laboratory. On a daily basis you will carry out assays, quantification of impurities and trace level impurities  in a wide range of pharmaceutical and biological sample matrices

The role would include but not be limited to method development, technical transfer of customer supplied methods, validation, stability trials and batch analysis using HPLC, GC & IC. We will provide you with the opportunity to grow your skills within a closely monitored environment and gain experience of a wide variety of techniques.

As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to act as a lead investigator working across a vast array of projects which will range in scale, scope and timeline. You will take on accountability for becoming a technical reviewer and support with method validation, method optimisation and method development with some guidance It will be necessary to work as an established member of the business providing guidance and support to more junior members of the team and passing on your knowledge and experience.  

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. 

We will provide the required training, education and mentoring that will allow you to meet the requirements of the role and develop new skills to progress in your career.


Required skills and experience

Extensive knowledge and experience using a range of Chromatography systems including HPLC, GC & IC is essential

Broad knowledge and technical understanding of analytical chemistry is essential, including method development and validation

Experience with Empower, Openlabs, Chromeleon software would be beneficial

Good working knowledge of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industry with commercial understanding and natural business acumen. 

Experience working in a Good Practice (GxP) regulatory laboratory

Clear written and verbal communications skills with the ability to clearly convey processes, results and key messages and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively  

Good interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with both Clients and members of the business to work closely together and ensure the business TQA promise is consistently met 

The ability to effectively time manage personal workload and work on multiple projects as required 

Personal qualities 


Commercial acumen 

Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions, whilst incorporating company vision when planning   

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

Result orientated to ensure our people, customers and strategy are aligned 

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service 

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

Be aspirational in shaping yours and the company’s future by motivating and energising colleagues in achieving united goals 

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

Highly energised mindset with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually  

Motivated, self-starter 

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met 

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation 

Makes timely and sound decisions based on analysis of the information presented 

Fosters integrity and honesty 

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards 

Highly organised with strong attention to detail 

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience to meet the demands of the role 


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


Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. 

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.


Intertek has been a pioneer for 130 years.

Our rich history reaches back over 130 years to some of the world’s leading pioneers in the Quality Assurance industry.  Our story starts at the inception of the modern testing industry and evolved from the combined growth of a number of innovative companies. 

We are a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide.

Today Intertek a global force and continues to innovate to offer superior customer service.  Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. 

True to the innovative spirit of our founders, we are continuing to re-define the industry with our Total Quality Assurance value proposition – going beyond physical quality control through our Testing, Inspection and Certification services to offering Total Peace of Mind, as we additionally provide Assurance services, ensuring our customers’ operating procedures and systems are functioning properly. 

Behind it lies our Customer Promise – Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

It is our people that make the difference – be one of us.

Intertek is a family that is committed to working together to bring quality and safety to life in an environment which respects diverse perspectives, experiences and traditions as essential, and values each employee’s contribution toward achieving their business objectives. 

By joining Intertek’s global team you will share our vision of becoming the world’s most trusted partner for Quality Assurance. In addition you will work with some of the best, brightest, and most inspiring people in the Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification industry who go above and beyond to deliver Total Quality Assurance to industries worldwide whilst exceeding customer expectations, globally 24/7.

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30th April 2019