Senior Analytical Scientist
Senior Analytical Scientist
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, a leading multinational pharmaceutical company based in India and overseas, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Our purpose is to accelerate access to affordable medicines because we believe Good Health Can’t Wait.
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (EU) Ltd., Cambridge, UK, is a specialist R&D technology centre that focuses on developing technical solutions for the production of highly complex Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and drug intermediates. With a history in world-leading asymmetric chemo- and bio-catalysis together with expertise in organic synthesis and continuous processing, coupled with high quality analytical support, our teams develop cleaner, quicker and more efficient routes to these complex molecules.
We are looking for a Senior Analytical Scientist to lead the analytical development for some of our API R&D projects and work closely as part of a multi-disciplinary team with R&D and Process Development scientists. This is an exciting opportunity to join our vibrant and talented team of scientists and play a key role in the early development and optimisation of complex APIs.
Your responsibilities will include :
- Leading analytical development on specific projects with the opportunity to direct a small team of analysts. This will involve:
- the development and optimisation of analytical methods to ensure they are fit for purpose.
- the identification and tracking of impurities throughout the process to help define a suitable control strategy.
- the identification of suitable methods for characterisation.
- Collaborating closely with Research Chemists, Biologists, Project Management, Intellectual Property, Supply Chain and Regulatory colleagues to help define project milestones and deliverables, and to ensure these goals are met.
- Regularly presenting your work at project review meetings with colleagues in Cambridge and at other sites.
- Compiling clear and concise reports summarising your work, and also technology transfer documents as dictated by project requirements. You will work closely with colleagues in other locations, and may spend time at other sites to facilitate analytical method transfer.
- Keeping up to date with regulatory requirements and new developments in analytical technology and equipment to support continuous improvement efforts as well as growth of the Cambridge site.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
- A higher education qualification in analytical chemistry, chemistry or biochemistry with experience in chromatographic method development preferably within a pharmaceutical environment.
- Experience leading analytical development in early API process development.
- A passion for problem solving, delivering results and continuous learning.
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills so you can be an effective team member across diverse teams and geographies.
- Good documentation practices are mandatory: meticulous recording of all experimental work is required as well as drafting reports and tech transfer documentation.
- Willingness to take initiative where required and work pro-actively to achieve team goals.
- Ability to prioritize and manage your workload, and as required, be able to manage shifting priorities based on critical deadlines so that project objectives are always met.
Experience in any of the following would be advantageous:
- Preparative purification to isolate impurities and experience to develop and define purification processes for intermediates
- Experience in a range of non-chromatographic analytical techniques including, High Resolution Mass spectrometry, NMR, Ion Chromatography, titrations
- Training and mentoring of early career analysts
- Lean Daily Management (LDM) systems
- Supporting the filing of regulatory Drug Master Files, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) section
- Quality risk assessments / Quality by Design approach to development
- Empower software, ChemStation data system
The opportunity to join an international team that accelerates access to affordable medicines for patients worldwide. A competitive salary, with variable pay based upon performance, and excellent benefits.
True to our belief that Good Health Can’t Wait, Dr. Reddy’s invests in the growth, development and personal health of our employees. We offer a flexible working environment.
Salary: Competitive salary and performance bonus, within our senior scientist role band.
Dr Reddy’s is an Equal Opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all staff. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and we would particularly welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented in our laboratory.
Closing date: This is set for Monday 13th December. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. Applications from agencies will only be considered by prior agreement.