Team Leader

Are you an analytical chemist or someone interested in working in the fascinating world of Pharmaceutical analysis? Do you have experience of particle characterisation and physical properties? 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?

Job Information

Job Title: Team Leader
Job Code: CP1821
Job Category: Pharma
Job Location: Melbourn, Cambridgeshire


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 new graduate to team leader to join our team on a permanent basis.

Key Activities:


  • 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




  • 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)
  • Experience working within a cGMP Lab would be preferable, as a Team Leader
  • Experience of particle/droplet analysis of inhaled and nasal products using Malvern, Proveris or Sympatec equipment or Freeman powder rheometers 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


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!



  • 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.
  • Our 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 




  • Competitive salary
  • Development and career opportunities
  • Working in a highly motivated team and dynamic working environment



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