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Solid Form Scientist / Senior Scientist

09 January 2018

Johnson Matthey has exciting opportunities to join the Pharmorphix® Solid Form Group of the Health Division, as Solid Form Scientist or Senior Scientist (dependent on experience) as we continue to grow the team. Operating from a state-of-the-art facility in Cambridge, UK, we are World Leaders in Solid State Science and Crystallisation Development. Our services include solid-form and physicochemical profiling, salt/polymorph and cocrystal screening and selection, and scale up of forms.

Our team is ideally placed to help support and accelerate the development of small molecule APIs from late discovery, through clinical studies to commercialisation.  We have 8 dedicated solid state laboratories fully equipped with state of the art instrumentation including but not limited to capabilities in; X-Ray Powder Diffraction (including variable temperature and humidity) Single Crystal Diffraction, Thermal analysis (DSC and TGA), GVS/ DVS, Sirius automated pKa/ logP and solubility measurement platforms for physicochem.

Key responsibilities:    
  • Commitment to the JM Safety and Quality cultures
  • Demonstrate and understand the importance of Customer Focus
  • Lead/Participate in R&D investigations both independently and as part of a team
  • Promote innovation and continuous improvement
  • Design and implement experimental procedures
  • Interpret data and provide recommendations, independently and as part of a team
  • Collaborate effectively both internally and externally
  • Lead/participate in problem solving activities
  • Efficiently manage/participate in projects and display excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Demonstrate scientific excellence in all aspects of experimental and written work
  • Create value through development of key technical areas and/or collaboration in Business Development activities.
Are you the ideal candidate?
You will have:
  • A degree (or equivalent experience) in a chemistry related discipline or pharmaceutical sciences.
  • A postgraduate qualification in a chemistry or pharmaceutical sciences discipline and/or relevant industrial experience.
  • Previous experience in solid form screening, crystallisation development or particle engineering is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of GMP, GLP, and ISO 9001 is desirable.
Johnson Matthey is looking for talented, dedicated and ambitious individuals to fulfil these roles who wish to develop their career and themselves. Your application will be considered dependent on experience for either the Scientist or Senior Scientist positions. In return, we offer a competitive salary and generous benefits package, including pension, medical cash-back scheme, 25 days holiday, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, retailer discounts and much more.
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Closing date for applications: 31 January 2018