Characterisation Scientist, United Kingdom - L

United Kingdom, Berkshire
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17 Sep 2020

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Clinical Research, Clinical Research Scientist, R & D , Scientific
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Job Title: Characterisation Scientist

Location: Berkshire, United Kingdom

Schedule: Permanent, Full Time

TalentSource Life Sciences is currently searching for an experienced Characterisation Scientist to join one of our biotechnology partner companies in the UK. This is a permanent, office based position along the M4 corridor in Berkshire.

The successful candidate will be working on studies dedicated to one client .

TalentSource is the division of CROMSOURCE dedicated to flexible staffing solutions. Through us, you will have the opportunity to be integrated into a sponsor-led team, whilst having the continuous support from your TalentSource Line Manager who will work closely with you to support your professional development and growth.

The Characterisation Scientist will use a range of biophysical and physiochemical techniques to characterise proteins. These techniques will include chromatography (HPLC, UPLC and AKTA), electrophoresis (gel and capillary), spectroscopy (circular dichroism, FTIR, fluorescence), DSC and activity assays (SPR and ELISA). The data produced is routinely used in regulatory filings, requiring a high level of quality.

Job specific tasks and responsibilities:
  • Analysis of protein therapeutics using a range of techniques, including HPLC/UPLC, CGE, FTIR, CD, DSC, SPR and ELISA
  • Interpretation of results
  • Accurate and timely record keeping
  • Contribute to authorship of analytical aspects of regulatory submissions, technical procedures, protocols and reports
  • Communication of results to the team and management
  • Tackle scientific problems
  • Develop analytical methodologies
  • Assay and instrument troubleshooting
  • Research specific analytical protocols (literature) and keep aware of latest analytical techniques
  • Ensure high levels of quality and data integrity
  • Ensure maintenance of lab equipment
  • Ordering of lab supplies and consumables

Education, Qualifications & Experience:
  • MSc or similar in scientific field
  • Proven laboratory experience in the pharmaceutical environment
  • Previous experience within a characterisation or method development team
  • Extensive experience with the following analytical techniques: chromatography (HPLC, UPLC and AKTA), electrophoresis (gel and capillary), spectroscopy (circular, FTIR, fluorescence), DSC and activity assays (SPR and ELISA).
  • Knowledge/experience with glycan characterisation or immunogenicity assays
  • Experience in the Development environment and the level of quality required to produce data used in regulatory filings
  • Knowledge and experience of GxP
  • Able to work to a high level of quality
  • Timely and accurate record keeping
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to tackle complex scientific problems
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a large team

Who will you be working for?


CROMSOURCE is a family owned international, full-service Contract Research Organisation who, since 1994, has been supporting our clients with outstanding clinical research and staffing solutions services. The successful growth of CROMSOURCE has been achieved by putting high quality and client focus at the heart of everything we do.

Our Company Ethos

Our employees are the most valuable company asset. We value our resources and ensure they work in a friendly, family environment so they are able to develop their skills and talents. Human Resources is the fulcrum around which all CROMSOURCE activities are built and close management and training is the core instrument to develop and maintain highly-qualified personnel. The continuous training keeps the resources qualified in terms of competence and expertise and gives to all personnel the clear tools needed to manage both internal and client processes with the same methodology. The success of these core values are evidenced by our below industry average turnover rates.

About TalentSource Life Sciences

TalentSource is the division of CROMSOURCE dedicated to flexible staffing solutions. Through us, you will have the opportunity to be integrated into a sponsor-led team, whilst having the continuous support from your Line Manager, who will work closely with you to mentor and support your professional development and growth. For our client-facing positions, you must be confident, be able to drive the role and work autonomously.

The Application Process

Once you have submitted your CV, you will receive an acknowledgement that we received it. If you have the requirements we need, you will be invited for phone interview as the first step. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we cannot reply to everyone individually if you are not successful.

If you would like to discuss the role before applying through the website @

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CROMSOURCE is an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment in relation to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran or military status or any other legally protected status. CROMSOURCE is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Keywords: Scientist, Characterisation, Chromatography, HPLC, UPLC, AKTA, Electrophoresis, Spectroscopy, DSC, SPR, ELISA, Glycan, Immunogenicity, Protein, Contract Research Organisation, Outsourced, Biopharmaceutical, Biopharma, Permanent
Skills: Immunogenicity, AKTA, ELISA, HPLC, Lab, Laboratory, Pharma, Pharmaceutical, Regulatory submissions, Spectroscopy, UPLC Location: United Kingdom, Berkshire Share:

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CROMSOURCE is an ISO-certified international provider of fully outsourced services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, specialised in clinical development and flexible resourcing solutions. CROMSOURCE was founded in 1997 and its successful growth has been built on stability, integrity, and high levels of customer satisfaction. We have grown steadily through offices across all regions of Europe and North America and delivering a comprehensive breadth of services.

Acting through PharmaceuticalMedical Device and Flexible Resourcing Solutions teams, and with a comprehensive portfolio of services, we offer a flexible approach to ensure CROMSOURCE optimally supports the unique needs of each client. This could mean providing regulatory consultancy to a small company at the early stages of a medical device development programme, through to provision of full services to a pharmaceutical company performing an international mega-trial to support registration of their product. Whatever the size and scope of the project, each receives the same level of attention to detail and commitment to delivery of a high quality service within budget and to timelines agreed.

We are experts providing experts and we live by our motto – Advise Agree Deliver. This means we leverage our experience and expertise at the early stages of discussions with our clients to freely advise them on the optimal project plan. We then reach agreement with each client on the scope of service, timelines and budget. CROMSOURCE then commit to deliver those services on time and within budget – according to our End-to-End Guarantee and this commitment to guaranteed delivery is unique in the clinical research environment.

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