Senior Scientist

Annual base salary up to £40,000, comprehensive benefits including annual bonus and pension
05 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
R & D
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Job Summary

This is your opportunity to work alongside industry experts and use your pharmaceutical development skills to deliver advanced inhalation products that can have a positive impact on patients’ lives around the world. We are growing our team so why not join Vectura and enjoy the opportunity to support the development of innovative medical solutions.

Your role

We are looking for experienced scientists to join our pharmaceutical development team at our Chippenham site, supporting product development using our cutting edge range of smart inhalation devices. Specifically you will have the excellent opportunity to positively impact our development programme for paediatric asthma.

You will be an essential part of our nebuliser team acting as a technical expert and lead problem solving for a wide range of laboratory and/or process activities. You will solve complex technical problems using lateral thinking and facilitate colleagues to derive solutions using different techniques and experiences. Working in an inclusive environment you will be able to communicate and report findings to senior stakeholders and influence key decision making.

What you need

Degree educated in chemistry, pharmacy or similar life science or have significant experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Proven experience of pharmaceutical analysis within a GMP / GxP environment with in-depth knowledge and experience for routine analytical testing of products for inhalation. This must include expert knowlege within HPLC analysis or liquid formualtion and nebuliser experience.

You will have an understanding of deviations / OOS investigations, performing and developing a wide range of experimental procedures.

Experience in planning and organising lab testing workload for self and for team to achieve objectives as agreed with line management. Experience in leading project and experimental work within the laboratory, as you may supervise a small number of scientists. Very good organisational, planning and communication (oral, written) skills. Familiarity with digital laboratory systems (CDS, ‘electronic notebook’ etc.)  would be beneficial.

What you get

Our workplace culture encourages a diverse and inclusive work force. We offer flexible working opportunities that promote a healthy work life balance. We nurture our people through vocational & leadership development, mentoring programmes and career development.

In return for your skills and expertise, we offer a competitive base salary, annual bonus and generous benefits package including a pension plan, life assurance, private health, dental plan, share save/incentive schemes, cycle to work scheme and free parking.

About Vectura

We are global leaders in the development of innovative formulations and devices for inhaled medical products and our specialist technologies helped over seven million patients in 2017. Working collaboratively, we combine technical, engineering, clinical and regulatory expertise to design, develop, industrialise and deliver a unique range of innovative products, from smart nebuliser technologies to innovative formulations.

With a healthy pipeline of new products in development, as well as partnerships with major international pharma companies, it an exciting time to join, You’ll find it’s an ideal place to develop a stimulating and rewarding career.


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