We’re hiring – Associate Principal Scientist (Crystallisation)

Sep 10th 2020
We’re hiring – Associate Principal Scientist (Crystallisation)

10th September 2020

As the company continues to grow, CatSci require additional experienced technical staff to join a dynamic team in our world-class facility.  We are seeking a scientist or engineer with expertise in API physical properties, preformulation characterisation or crystallisation to join the process research and development group within CatSci.

Location: Cardiff, UK

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Compensation: £36-50k, 25 days annual leave, company benefits and annual bonus

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Using chemical engineering principles, model-based design of experiments and control approaches to design and optimise crystallisation, isolation and drying operations for pharmaceutical materials
  • Role modelling a high and safe standard of laboratory work whilst simultaneously delivering value to multiple projects
  • Displaying disciplinary scientific leadership, and introducing workflows and technologies that develop CatSci’s crystallisation capability
  • Experience in thermal, spectroscopic, microscopy and particle characterisation methods
  • Using coaching and mentoring to grow an inhouse team of crystallisation and material characterisation scientists, and to raise competency in crystallisation in the wider Chemical Development team
  • Taking responsibility for the quality, communication and delivery of crystallisation science on projects, and maintaining strong operational relationships with customers
  • Working effectively across functional boundaries and with our client teams to achieve project needs and share opportunities and challenges

Knowledge and Skills

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a postgraduate qualification in chemical engineering or chemistry with at least five years’ industrial experience and a technical focus on pharmaceutical crystallisation
  • Be externally recognised as possessing expertise in crystallisation methodologies relevant to drug substances
  • Familiarity with process analytical technologies in the context of crystallisation process development is desired
  • Preferably have knowledge of data analytics and data visualisation tools

Person Specification

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with a clear focus on delivering demanding project objectives
  • Ability to challenge the status quo, approaching challenges with a growth mindset
  • Capable of mentoring and developing team members.
  • Good communicator, using written and verbal media; able to advocate and justify own opinion, but equally able to take on board differing opinions and work collaboratively
  • Confident to make decisions with integrity to support the business
  • Enthusiastic and keen for challenging new experiences and learning.
  • Works well with others as a team player to ensure collective goals are achieved.
  • Demonstrates a clear growth mindset and genuine commitment to the time and effort needed to develop oneself and others
  • Understands customers and uses that insight to provide value
  • Continuously support a culture of continuous improvement, providing regular feedback that enhances team performance


To Apply for this Position

Please send a CV to hr@catsci.com with a covering letter outlining why you believe you are qualified for this demanding and exciting role.

Applications will only be considered if received by e-mail.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and must be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30th September 2020


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