Analytical Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Shift Pilot Plant Chemist


  • North West
  • £23,000 - £24,000
  • Analytical Chemistry

About this job

Brand new opportunity for a skilled chemist to join a leading pharmaceutical organisation and assist in the manufacture of drug substances for a “big pharma” company.


  • Follow detailed drug substance manufacturing instructions inc. solid/liquid charging, reaction workups, crystallisations and waste management
  • Carry out HPLC, KF and GC in-process analysis of drug substance batches to monitor reaction progress and completion

Candidate profile:

  • Minimum 2.1 BSc Chemistry or similar
  • At least 12 months’ experience in a pharmaceutical or speciality chemical environment
  • Sound knowledge of fundamental Chemistry theory
  • Knowledge of HPLC, GC, and/or Karl Fisher

Previous experience in a pilot plant is highly desirable!

This role consists of 12-hour shifts, with a mixture of day and night shifts, working on a 3 week cycle as follows: Week 1: DDNNR, Week 2: RRDDD, Week 3: NNRRR (D = Day, N = Night, R = Rest) – averaging a 36 hour working week. There is a £5,000 shift allowance associated with this position in addition to your basic salary.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, apply to VRS today!

Key words: Pharmaceutical, Process Chemistry, synthesis, synthetic, organic chemistry, scale up, technical transfer, pilot plant, manufacturing, drug substance, GMP, Good Manufacturing Practice, Macclesfield, Manchester, Liverpool, VRS7637SE

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