Senior Scientist (Analytical Development)


Nottingham, UK


Full time, permanent

Senior Scientist (Analytical Development)


Upperton Pharma Solutions is a Nottingham-based CDMO that specialises in the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products, providing a complete service from early-stage feasibility to GMP clinical manufacture. Formulations cover a range of delivery routes, typically including oral (tablets & capsules), nasal and inhaled.


Continued growth and investment into the business has led to the creation of exciting new job opportunities; in our new GMP Manufacturing headquarters in Beeston, Nottingham. Upperton Pharma Solutions is undergoing a period of significant expansion to meet international customer demand and offer a comprehensive drug development portfolio, so now is a great time to join our team.


Based in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Team, the post holder will be directly involved in all aspects of analytical testing to support Research and Development and Quality Control projects.


The post holder will be expected to lead the analytical aspects of a project and supervise analytical and development scientists. They will be expected to work in GMP when appropriate, to support client projects from initial proposal to completion. This will involve both laboratory work and GMP project documentation. 

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Lead analytical aspects of a project as directed and provide analytical updates during internal and external project meetings as required.
  • Support and supervise analytical and development employees in analytical project-based activities, providing leadership and technical support in laboratory activities.
  • Ensure accurate completion of analytical records relating to both R&D and QC activities, including supporting documentation such as SOPs and risk assessments.
  • Contribute to writing and reviewing analytical methods, protocols and reports as directed.
  • Conduct and supervise analytical method set up, development and qualification/validation activities.
  • Support the leadership team in ensuring R&D and QC analytical equipment and laboratory processes are maintained as fit-for-purpose, to meet customer requirements and support the scope of activities.

Essential skills and experience

  • Extensive experience in Hi-Performance Liquid Chromatography and experience in method development and/or method validation.
  • Desired experience in Gas chromatography, HPLC-Mass spectroscopy, Dissolution, Karl Fisher.
  • Ability to use own initiative and anticipate teams needs.
  • Able to take ownership and lead on projects.
  • Able to organise and manage workflow and activity to meet business critical budgets and timelines.
  • Proficient in word and excel.
  • Able to present data at internal and external meetings to various audiences.

What you will get in return

Working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, you’ll receive a competitive salary and the potential to earn an annual bonus based on individual and company performance.

We offer employees not only a competitive salary but also an excellent suite of benefits including:

  • 25 days plus bank holidays and your birthday off!
  • Company contributory pension package
  • Life insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance through Vitality
  • Internal and external training courses and professional development support
  • Free onsite car parking

We know it is the little things that make every day special, so we also organise employee events for you to attend throughout the year, like our annual Christmas party, summer party and charity fund raising events.

Apply below with your CV and covering letter.

Closing date for applications is 16th February 2024.

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