Project Manager - Chemical Analysis
Shrewsbury, England, GBR
3d ago


We are seeking a self-motivated Project Manager on a full time, permanent basis to join our expanding Chemistry Department.

This is an exciting role to utilise your analytical chemistry experiences to scope, design and deliver scientific programs of work for our clients.

You will drive the delivery of the highest technical and quality standards of work.

Primarily you will be supporting our clients concerning analysis of Extractables & Leachables (E&L) for innovative pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical and medical devices.

With the support of subject matter experts, you will take an active role in all stages of cGMP project design and delivery that will consider the client needs, best analysis practice, quality, delivery and financials.

As a primary contact point, you will be actively engage with clients by face-to-face, over the phone and through written communication.

You will be responsible for turning high-level study objectives into executable study protocols, supporting the laboratory team, reporting and providing regular updates to clients and management.

As you grow within Smithers, you will further develop and apply your scientific knowhow and expertise, to advise, guide and support our clients in the interpretation of results within the regulatory environment.

The successful candidate :

  • Will be degree or equivalently qualified in science. A Higher Postgraduate Qualification is desirable, i.e. MSc, PhD, but is not essential
  • Would most likely come from a contract analytical organisation working in the pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical / medical device sector, and / or analytical chemistry background.
  • Proven experience of study design and used their verbal and written communication skills to communicate complex data to a varied audience and have experience of preparing high quality study protocols and reports.
  • Be self-motivated to drive project delivery with prescribed goals. Experience of project management would be advantageous.
  • Have analytical expertise in GC-MS and / or LC-MS and drive to develop their expertise in these areas. It would be especially advantageous if the candidate had experience of method development and validation in a cGMP environment.
  • Ideally, the candidate will have an understanding of the subject of extractables and leachables. It would be further advantageous if the candidate were verse in industry best practice, guidelines, standard setting organisations and industry groups such as PQRI, USP, EP, EMA, ICH, ISO etc.
  • Has an understanding of working within a GxP quality systems and ISO 17025 : 2017
  • Will have experience of working as part of a multidiscipline team and experience of working with non-direct reports.
  • Have experience of delivering presentations of scientific data.
  • Although the role is primarily office based, the candidate will be willing to undertake, as needed, domestic or international travel to support client visits and conference.
  • To apply please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to : HR Assistant, careers

    Please quote reference no; 4-20

    Smithers is an equal opportunities employer.

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