Purification Development Scientist

£40000 - £50000 per annum
  1. Permanent
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  1. Technical Operations, Discovery / R&D, Analytical

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Hobson Prior are working with a global pharmaceutical company who are currently looking for a Purification Development Scientist to join them on a permanent basis in Cambridge. Our client's goal is to go beyond the limits of science and change lives through medicines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supplies to the plans and designs of analytical studies and provides general scientific advice on specific topics to the team.
  • Accountable to lead own work to ensure that agreed targets are met in a timely manner and to agreed quality standards, communicating progress appropriately.
  • Completes relevant experiments and interprets results based on a standard methodology.
  • Develops own level of proficiency by reading articles, collaborating with peer scientists or through contacts by other internal groups.
  • Assesses and reports data, with little or no mentorship, in a clear and concise manner, with a clear understanding of its implications within the overall context of drug development.
  • Discusses and defends the findings of experiments at follow-up meetings, or corresponding forums.
  • Provides technical instruction to the team and allocates administrative work where possible.
  • Communicates with colleagues from other disciplines with the purpose of discussing project-related matters, sharing experiences and reporting progress.
  • Searches for information which may improve research methodology and procedures.
  • Ensures that work is performed in accordance with appropriate Safety, Health & Environment, quality and compliance standards, e.g. Good Laboratory Practice.
  • May modify or improve processes and systems, depending on purpose of experiments.

Key Skills:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Problem-solving skills related to data analysis.


  • Graduate or experienced non-graduate.
  • Continuous ultracentrifugation, large scale depth filtration.
  • An understanding of the principles and concepts associated with own subject/specialist area and an appreciation of the relevant science and literature.
  • An understanding of the basic principles and concepts in a broad range of technology, or substantial experience in a narrower field of technology.
  • An understanding of compliance systems.

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