Senior Research Scientist — Analytical

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£38,000 - £43,600 per annum
Full-time - Permanent
Science and Engineering
08 Mar 2021 - 23:30
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CPI in a nutshell

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI’s National Formulation Centre are seeking to recruit a Senior Research Scientist in Analytical Measurement to deliver innovation projects for customers from a range of industry sectors relevant to formulation. As the Senior Research Scientist, you will work with colleagues on the design and technical delivery of projects, using state of the art equipment across range of techniques and subject areas. 

Duties of the role include:

  • Within a team, deliver projects by setting up, planning and executing scientific experiments including performing analysis, data interpretation and reporting of results to agreed timescales.
  • Apply measurement techniques to characterise properties relevant to a range of industry challenges including in the areas of materials science, nanomaterials, composites, process chemistry, colloids and nanopharmaceutical. 
  • Contributing expertise to projects by developing new measurement methods, including quantification, and troubleshooting on a range of analytical techniques such as GC/HPLC/GPC.
  • Developing and maintaining safe working practices for handling potentially challenging materials, for example active pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • Provide clearly documented records of technical data, decisions, methodologies, calculations and software using an agreed format.
  • Being responsible for the maintenance and calibration of equipment to ensure it operates in a safe and efficient manner.

The person we are seeking

Candidates should be educated to at least degree (preferably PhD) level in Analytical Measurement or a related field. They will demonstrate laboratory experience in using common laboratory equipment and the successful candidate will also show significant technical expertise in chromatography techniques (e.g. GC/HPLC/GPC) including the development of new methods, quantitation and analytical troubleshooting, and compelling evidence of complex technical problem solving. 

It is essential that the candidate has experience in the principles and practices of measurement and quantitation gained through their career to date and experience in analysing chemical, biological, biochemical or pharmaceutical samples. Working within a sterile or GMP environment would also be desirable. Successful candidates would also have knowledge of, or an interest in learning about, other additional techniques (such as thermal analytical and mass spectrometry) and keeping up to date with new technology and developments within the field of analytical measurements. 

Applicants must be able to effectively use Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The ideal candidate will be committed to, and actively seek opportunities to develop themselves within this new and exciting role. 

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 33 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

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Additional information

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

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