Lead Scientist

Chippenham | Full-Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date:

Reference: VN702

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Vectura is a product development company that focuses on the advancement of pharmaceutical therapies for the treatment of airways-related diseases.

Our vision is to solve the unmet needs of people whose lives are impacted by airways diseases. Vectura's success and future interpersonal development is reliant on the skills, innovation and dedication of its employees.

As a Senior Scientist, you’ll be an examplar for others. You’ll work with teams across our business, suppliers, and customers to continually build our capabilities.

As a recognised specialist, you’ll help to plan and supervise work, provide guidance and technically review and approve reports.

You will be a valuable link between our Pharmaceutical Development teams and our Senior Managers, communicating and reporting findings and planning work to meet required timeframes.

You will be involved in the development of products through their lifecycle, including process and formulation development. Additionally, you will have the analytical skills to perform testing of inhalation products and will be administering elements of method development and validation.

Act as a technical authority and lead problem solving for a wide range of laboratory and/or process activities, applying a high level of technical knowledge and competence.

Able to solve sophisticated technical problems in field of expertise. Can think laterally around a problem to find an appropriate and innovative solution.

Derive solutions using different techniques and experience from other areas.

Work within a technical team and/or coordinate a small group, allocating work as appropriate and supervising progress.

Lead complex protocols under advisement from line manager

Communicate efficiently with immediate line manager, colleagues, staff from other departments and clients.

Do you have a solid background in the inhalation space and are ready to advance your career in the Pharmaceutical Development sector?

Our projects are as varied as our roles and our Senior Scientists are pivotal in supporting Vectura’s own projects, co-development work and CDMO delivery.

We value knowledge sharing and inclusion, so you will also coach, mentor, and support more junior members of our departments too, acting as a role model both our science and our behaviours.



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