Associate Bioanalyst (LC-MS), Open to flexible working

Location
Stevenage, Ware, Hertfordshire
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
13 Nov 2020
Closes
23 Nov 2020
Ref
270239
Contract Type
Permanent

We are seeking a motivated Bioanalyst to join our Bioanalysis and Biomarkers function (based at our flagship R&D sites in Hertfordshire; Stevenage or Ware).

Our team supports pharmacokinetic (PK) and soluble biomarker measurements using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and the data we generate is critical to helping GSK Project Teams make decisions on progressing new molecules towards becoming medicines.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, new team member who is keen to develop their career in LC-MS analysis alongside complementary sample preparation techniques, including solid-phase extraction and liquid-liquid extraction. Working with human biological samples (in a GCP compliant laboratory) you will help develop, troubleshoot and validate LC-MS methods to support PK biomarker/endpoints.

The role is highly technical and dynamic as you will be working in a number of multi-disciplinary project teams. You will thrive in this environment if you are able to effectively manage multiple priorities, communicate your recommendations clearly, and enjoy working in teams.

Please Note: The successful applicant will initially be based at GSK's Ware R&D site. The team is due to relocate to the Stevenage site during Q2 and/or Q3 of 2021 (circa April to September time-frame). Please consider the commute/travel when applying for the role (this role is an on-site position).

The successful applicants will be joining a highly energized and committed department and will receive a range of development opportunities from formal training packages to on-the-job training.

About You:

This position would be suitable for a recent graduate with a BSc (or equivalent qualification/skills) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline. You will possess excellent attention to detail and strong communication skills. Ideally you will have some knowledge / experience of supporting regulated bioanalytical methods. Knowledge of GCP as it relates to scaling-up to manufacturing processes would also be highly advantageous.

LCMS: We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who have previous practical knowledge/experience of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS).

CLOSING DATE for applications: Monday 23rd of November 2020 (COB).

When applying for this role please draw attention to your relevant chemistry experience (eg; LCMS) in your CV. The information that you provide will be used to assess your application.

About GSK:

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world, helping them to do more, feel better and live longer. Employing over 100,000 people globally, we have 71 manufacturing sites around the world.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualifications / experience in Chemistry (BSc or M.Chem)
  • Previous experience / knowledge of regulated bioanalytical methods analytical techniques (specifically; LCMS)
  • Some understanding of GCP

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