Principal Analytical Chemist

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    Pharmaceutical, Analytical Chemistry

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  • Salary:

    £35,000 - £40,000

  • Contact:

    Peter Rowland

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  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

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Principal Analytical Chemist

A great opportunity for a Senior or Principal Analytical Chemist to join a leading drug development company in Kent.

The role:

You will manage a range of analytical projects in support of drug development. As a Principal Scientist, managing several analytical instruments you will conduct and oversee method development, validation, troubleshooting and maintenance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the analytical laboratory to ensure all work is carried out to the required standards (GMP and ICH guidelines).
  • Ensure all analytical instrumentation is maintained and validated ready for use.
  • Carry out analytical testing and purification using a HPLC, LCMS, GCMS and SFC.
  • Lead method development and validation activities
  • Support, train and coach junior Analysts.
  • Write and review analytical documentation and SOPs.


Ideal candidates will be degree or PhD qualified in Analytical Chemistry or similar subject and have experience in a range of analytical techniques including HPLC, LCMS, GCMS and SFC. Also experience in NMR is desirable.

With a Pharmaceutical background, you will have experience in method development, validation and troubleshooting.



This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and growing company as a Principal Analytical Chemist.

For further information or to apply please contact Peter at Rowland Talent.






Key words: Analytical Chemistry, HPLC, UPLC, LC-MS, chromatography, Chiral Purification, Drug Development, API, GMP, Pharmaceutical, Principal Scientist, Lead analytical Chemist, Method development, Method validation.