HFR are Looking for a Quality Control Scientist

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Quality Control Scientist

Vacancy Title Quality Control Scientist
Employer Name High Force Research Ltd
Vacancy Full Description High Force Research based in Bowburn, Durham is currently looking to recruit multiple QC Scientists in permanent positions. High Force Research offers contract manufacture and analysis covering R&D, traceable and GMP. HFR capability covers manufacturing wide range of materials including Pharmaceuticals, QC analysis and QA oversight.


The QC lab ensures that the manufactured products meet the customer and European Pharmacopeia requirements through typical analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, NMR, IR etc.


The main responsibility for this role is to perform analysis of materials manufactured in house including raw materials, intermediates, in-process control samples and reference materials. In addition to analysis there will be a requirement to have input to improvement activities such as introduction of new equipment, method development and validation.


Other responsibilities include:

Document analytical results following local procedures and ALCOA principles.

Using analytical software such as Chromeleon and Chemstation to control equipment and generate results.

Ensure all work is completed to schedule.

Contribute to troubleshooting and internal investigations.

Contribute to and promote safe working practices.

Work closely with QA to ensure ongoing product quality and materials are released to schedule.


Working Week The typical working hours will be 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday (37.5 hours). This is subject to change with prior approval and dependant on the requirements of the business.
Probation period 6 months’ probation period is applied to the role with a view to becoming permanent after this time provided minimum training requirements have been met.
Applications in before 31 Mar 21


 Candidate Details
Required A BSc, MSc, MChem, MSci or HND/HNC in a relevant chemical science (or have equivalent laboratory experience).

Prior experience of working in a similar role or 12 months or more.

Sound technical knowledge of analytical techniques.

Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.

Able to build relationships within the department and in the wider company.

IT literacy including the use of Word, Excel and video calls.

Drive to perform and develop

Preferred Experience of working in a GMP compliant role.

Experience of training colleagues with a view to increasing the capability of the department.

Experience in GC, HPLC, NMR

Interested candidates should apply before 31st May in writing by email enclosing a CV and covering letter to Gemma Alderson at moc.hcraeserecrofhgih@nosredlaammeg

If you have not been contacted within 21 days, then, unfortunately, the application has not been successful.

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