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Analytical Chemist

Essex, United Kingdom

  • Salary: Depending on Experience
  • Job type: Interim/Contract
  • Posted: 13/05/2019
  • Contact name: Christopher Wise
  • Contact number: 01892 612612
  • Ref: 4327

Job description

Rolling 3 month contract

Job Title:        Formulation & Analytical Chemist

Job Purpose:

To work alongside pharmaceutical development managers to create and optimize product formulations, delivery systems and analytical support for products in development and in the ‘field’. 

The role will initially involve analytical support in the field for a new product development.  This will involve periods of time working in Norway followed by Scotland, Faroe Islands and Canada (TBC).  Also during this time to work with the team on automating the analytical process as part of a Quality Assurance System.

Key Responsibilities

Manage and perform the analytical requirements of Benchmarks new product launch in Norway alongside the Lead Development Manager

Work with the development team with the aim of developing an automated monitoring system for medicines in water treatment

Work/lead formulation & analytical development for pharmaceuticals within Benchmark Animal Health Ltd’s development pipeline

Be part of the BAHL Development team, working on the development of new AH medicines in Aquaculture, Farm animal and Companion animal business units

Qualifications and experience

Degree in Chemistry or equivalent experience

Extenisive HPLC experience, operational and method development

Formulation and delivery experience

Personal attributes/characteristics

Excellent written and verbal communicator

Excellent problem solving skills

Pragmatic and commerically savvy

Self-motivated and autonomous with effective time management abilities

Flexible and able to travel nationally and occasionally internationally as required

A clean driving licence


This is a unique contract based on a ship in the Norwegian Fjords with a lab retrofitted to the ship. The contractor will join a team of contractors who work on a 2 week on 2 week off shift pattern, the 2 weeks on would be at sea on the ship tesing fish vaccines on live salmon fish farms. All transport to and from Norway would be arranged by the client.