Analytical Scientist

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Job Title: Analytical Scientist
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Job Category: Laboratory
Job Location: Melbourn

Are you an analytical chemist or someone interested in working in the fascinating world of Pharmaceutical analysis?

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

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


Due to year on year success and business growth, Intertek Melbourn is recruiting motivated and talented scientists to join our Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) laboratories, just south of Cambridge.  We are looking for individuals at all levels of experience from graduates (or equivalent) to team leader to join our team on a permanent basis and fulfil the following responsibilities:

Provide full analytical testing support for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products in accordance with cGMP to successfully meet client milestones

Undertake quantitative measurement of pharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations supporting product development, batch certification and stability testing

Communicate effectively and follow detailed written and verbal instruction

Plan, schedule and carry out work for successful project completion

Accurately document and report all analytical activities and results, maintaining the highest standards of quality and compliance

The health and safety of employees is paramount to Intertek. Intertek UK encourage their employees to adopt and pursue healthy lifestyle options, providing enhanced annual leave and offering a Total Wellness package of health and wellbeing services to support this approach for their colleagues. 

Intertek’s passionate and entrepreneurial culture inspires employees to be Ever Better, to own and shape their future, whilst giving them the freedom, power and tools to develop a learning and development pathway that is unique to them. From their unique Skills for Success management and leadership development programme, which enables employees to gain skills and recognised qualifications to deliver 10X Performance, to Learning Leadership Labs that allow a learning experience for new and future leaders to support innovation and engage their people through collaborative quality conversations, Intertek has amazing opportunities waiting just for you!

Intertek rewards its people equitably for their responsibilities, performance, potential and contribution to the business.  This includes for every employee an enhanced Maternity & Adoption Benefits package of up to 16 weeks full pay, flexible solutions for returning to work, a pension scheme and life assurance package up to 6 times annual salary. Aligned to their 10X Energies, which help define their winning behaviour, they also recognise and reward their employees via a colleague to colleague recognition programme.


Desired skills and experience:

Educated to a Higher Education Level in a relevant area, i.e. chemistry or equivalent 

General analytical chemistry knowledge including techniques such as High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Preferably 1-2 years’ experience working within a cGMP Lab, 5+ years’ experience for team leader roles

Experience of testing inhalation products such as Pressurized Metered-Dose Inhalers (pMDIs), Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs) and Nebulisers would be advantageous

Ability to write study protocols and reports with minimum supervision

Good IT literacy skills

Personal qualities:

Ability to deliver exceptional customer service with honest and integrity

Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions, demonstrating respect, equality and empathy within a diverse community 

Results driven, focussing your contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value 

Motivated, self-starter who demonstrates flexibility and resilience to meet the demands of the role

Encourages teamwork to support each other, our customers and grow together

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

A confident communicator, able to build rapport, quickly and effectively


Global pioneers in the Quality Assurance industry, they are the only company in the world that delivers – on a truly global scale – a fully integrated portfolio of Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services.

Located in 1,000+ laboratories and offices across the world.

Their innovation-led, end-to-end Total Quality Assurance (‘TQA’) proposition helps organisations operate safely, effectively and with complete peace of mind in an increasingly complex, fast-changing world across all industries.

A focused strategy and culture that gives employees the right platform to grow and develop their careers 


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

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