Gas Chromatography Specialist - Manchester

  • Salary: in excess of £30,000
  • REF Number: 00039331
  • Consultant: Naynesh Mistry
  • Contact: 01246 457700
  • Date Published: 04.10.2017
  • Closed Date: 15.08.2018
  • Sector: Testing Laboratory, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Chemicals, Instrumentation
  • Location: Greater Manchester, North West
  • Discipline: Research And Development, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry

Naynesh Mistry is currently recruiting for a Gas Chromatography Specialist (GC) on a full time, permanent basis, to join a leading testing laboratory who are UKAS accredited at their site in Greater Manchester.

The company has a network of state-of-the-art, highly regulated laboratory facilities based in the UK, providing analytical services to customers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. With worldwide reach, they deliver expert support to their clients. The company is offering a competitive salary depending on skills and experience for this GC Specialist role and benefits include 25 days holiday, pension scheme, flexitime, promotional opportunities, cycle to work scheme, child care vouchers and more.

Please note that extensive experience in method development and validation are crucial to being considered for this position, as well as the ability to devise new analytical strategies to accommodate the customer's project requirements.

Please contact Naynesh Mistry to discuss your salary expectations further.

As a GC Specialist the responsibilities of the role will be to:

  • Provide specialist expertise in the development and validation of test methods
  • Design work programmes in collaboration with the Business Development team
  • Be able to translate this into the lab
  • Perform CoA Testing
  • Provide technical support to junior colleagues and act as the “Lead Analyst” or “Principal Investigator” supporting customer programmes in compliance with GxP requirements
  • Provide full analytical testing support for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products / compounds in accordance with cGMP practices against strict timelines to successfully meet client milestones
  • Perform analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations for stability testing and other studies for analytical testing support
  • Have the ability to plan, schedule and carry out work for successful project completion

The successful GC Specialist will have the following qualifications, skills and experiences:

  • B.Sc / MSc/ PhD in Chemistry (or related scientific discipline)


  • Extensive proven experience in GC or GCMS
  • Proven experience of devising work programmes and analytical strategies, rather than just implementing them
  • Strong method development and validation experience
  • Comprehensive experience of working in a GxP regulatory laboratory
  • Considerable and demonstrable proven experience in the practical and theoretical aspects of GC
  • Strong understanding in GMP, GLP, GCP, GxP


  • Proven experience in the supervision and coordination of analytical projects performed by junior staff in a regulatory environment
  • Good practical laboratory and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, written & oral and strong attention to detail

To apply for this GC Specialist position please contact Naynesh Mistry via email: or telephone: 01246 457700 or please click on the link below to apply online. Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer who welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference SH39331 in all correspondence.

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