Separation Scientist, Open to flexibility

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
06 Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type

Separation Scientist, Open to flexibility

Are you a driven Chemist looking for an opportunity to work in cutting edge separation science?

Looking for the opportunity to diversify techniques and molecules?

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of purification scientists that work with and support Discovery Medicinal Chemistry teams in Stevenage.

The UK Purification Group is part of Discovery Analytical Sciences, a multidisciplinary team that works with chemists and biologists to progress the discovery phase of small molecule drug development, from identification of biological targets through to selection of pre-clinical candidates. The successful applicant will join the chiral purification team, developing critical analytical and preparative LC and SFC methods for the chiral evaluation and purification of a variety of novel chemical entities across a range of operational scales, as well as troubleshooting sophisticated analytical equipment and providing first-line repairs.

The position requires an individual with strong analytical, technical, reporting and personal skills and a commitment to further personal development.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

Closing date for applications: 17th April 2018

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above.

The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


Basic qualifications:

  • BSc in Chemistry or extensive industrial experience and training
  • Hands-on expertise in a variety of separation strategies to solve analytical and/or purification problems
  • Highly self motivated with good organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment to solve problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience of chiral HPLC and LC/MS platforms
  • Experience in the use of super critical fluid chromatography
  • Background in associated analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry
  • Ability to develop and implement novel technologies
  • Ability to perform both individually and as part of a team

Why GSK?:

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

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