Principal Scientist

Hobson Prior
Merthyr Tudful, Treharris, Cymru
Start date
19 Jan 2023
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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R & D
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Job Details

Hobson Prior are currently seeking for a Principal Scientist to join a fantastic CRO on a permanent basis. Our client is focused on supplying clinical research services to global pharmaceutical organisations.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Key Responsibilities:

  • For this position, you will discuss the status of work being conducted with laboratory management, lab project manager and any other team members.
  • Conduct regular upkeep/calibration of instrumentation or equipment.
  • You will generate or evaluate/approve pertinent documentation, for example: protocols, procedures, validation/study reports, SOP's, CAPA's, file notes, etc.
  • Guarantee all pertinent study documentation are distributed to the client and files within expected timeframes.
  • Assist in training and developing co-workers within the lab services division.
  • Arrange analytical studies from client on-boarding to final reporting with responsibility for the regulatory compliance and scientific integrity of the study.
  • Any other assigned duties.

Key Skills:

  • Communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Works well in a team.
  • An organised individual with the ability to prioritise workload and meet given deadlines.


  • Educated to a degree level in a scientific discipline.
  • Acquaintance working within a regulated lab setting such as MHRA GCP for labs, GLP or GMP.
  • Capable of using and troubleshooting ELISA analytical systems.
  • Able to develop as well as validate analytical strategies using ELISA.
  • Capable of documenting lab information to a GXP standard.
  • Able to conduct quality control procedures.
  • Familiarity of working to written instructions.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office applications.

Apply now:

If you are interested in learning more or applying to this exciting opportunity then please click "Apply" and upload a copy of your CV. Alternatively, for further details or to talk directly to a life sciences recruitment specialist directly, please select "Contact me" at the top of this page.

Hobson Prior is a leading life sciences recruiter focused on finding exceptional people and matching them with the finest positions across the globe. Hobson Prior is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Providing recruitment solutions across the life sciences industry

Hobson Prior is a leading specialist life sciences recruiter focused on finding and placing outstanding candidates across Europe and the Asia Pacific. We work proactively and with integrity, communicate in a professional and honest manner and invest time to understand and match the exact requirements of our clients and candidates.

Our highly selective clients trust us to source and secure interim and permanent candidates who’ll make a real difference to the success of their business. Our candidates, the best in the industry, often choose to work with us exclusively because we offer the best opportunities in their specialist field.

Representing who we are and what we stand for, our values influence the way we serve our clients and candidates and the way we interact with each other.

We identified them collaboratively – as a team – and so feel 100% invested in them. Together, we think they provide the best possible outcomes all who work with us.

Our standards are set high. We work to a rigorous set of processes to ensure that our conduct is professional, ethical and delivered with integrity at all times.

We are dedicated to finding the very best solutions for our clients and candidates, always going the extra mile to deliver measureable value.

We are guided by our experience and knowledge to provide the best possible service and support to our candidates, clients and colleagues. Our approach is consultative and collaborative.

We focus solely on our chosen market, developing expert consultants who know their industry in depth and specialise within it.

We find great candidates, developing relationships with them regardless of whether they are actively looking. This means we are able to provide both candidates and clients with unique opportunities.

Driven by results, we have plans to expand across different global regions and markets and have confidence in our ability to grow successfully through our core focus.

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01892 612 612
Wellington Gate
7-9 Church Rd
Tunbridge Wells

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