Section Head – Separation Science


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March 15, 2023
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Oscar Way
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Job title: Section Head – Separation Sciences
Location: Bradford
Salary: up to 60K

An established CRO in Bradford is looking to recruit a new section head to their separation sciences department. The section head will lead a team of 14 people completing contract analytical services to mainly the pharmaceutical sector. This is ideal for a candidate looking to join a fast-paced environment with multiple projects going on concurrently, with the focus being on chromatography.

The candidate:

The successful section head MUST have:

  • Hold a BSc/MSc in Analytical chemistry or any other relevant discipline.
  • Significant separation science experience (inc. problem-solving)
  • Have management experience
  • Experience working within a GMP/GLP environment.
  • Client-facing relationship experience would be desirable.

The Section head will:

  • Monitor experimental output volume and quality from the lab ensuring adherence to MHRA GMP/GLP requirements.
  • Lead the section effectively driving standards and maximising output.
  • Liaise with clients of the CRO in order to meet SLAs and agreed deadlines as per the contract.
  • Actively engage with site HSE officer to ensure safety and fulfilment of legal obligations.
  • Ensure all members of the team are effectively developed and managed.

The package:
The successful Section head will receive:

  • A salary of up to 60K (D.O.E)
  • Annual performance-based bonus.
  • 25 days holiday (+8 statutory bank holidays)
  • Workplace pension
    • Retail Discount scheme,
    • Cycle to Work scheme,
    • Childcare Vouchers,
    • Discounted Gym membership rates
    • Local Reward & Recognition schemes.


The Bradford site is easily accessible by car and has good public transports connections from Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Keywords: Pharma, Pharmaceutical, Finished Products, Wet Chemistry, Bench Chemistry, Titrations, HPLC, FTIR, FT-IR, UV-Vis, GMP, QC, Quality Control, Chemist, QC Analyst, QC Chemist, Lab Analyst, Laboratory Analyst, SOPs, OOS, OOT, Out of Spec, Out of Trend, LC-MS, GC-MS, method development, validation

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