Scientific Officer


12 Month FTC



Waterbeach, Cambridge



The Scientific Officer will support Cambridge Pharma in the manufacture of their products, by performing the testing required under GMP guidelines. You will also be supporting Oval Medical in the development and testing of its novel autoinjector technology through laboratory-based work, to include leading project activities involving the introduction, development and execution of test methods and programmes for prototype mechanisms, quality inspection procedures as well as research into and early-stage development of parenteral drug formulations and analytical methods.


Key Responsibilities

  • Leading project activities involving analytical and testing procedures to meet project deadlines
  • Working with Oval’s existing team of engineers and designers to:
    • Develop, implement, and execute inspection / metrology programmes to enable the release of incoming product
    • Develop, implement, and execute test programmes to enable the characterisation, verification, and release of product functionality / mechanisms
    • Assist in the development of manufacture processes
  • Managing the stability programme, producing protocols, organising trials and performing data trending
  • Working with and support quality and safe working practice procedures
  • Creating technical documentation which adhere to the requirements of ISO13485 and GMP
  • Providing guidance and training to junior team members


Skills required

  • Good analytical technique
  • Methodical approach with attention to detail
  • Good written English language skills
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Good Manufacturing Practice experience
  • Familiarity with ICH Guidelines for stability trials
  • Experienced in using HPLC and other analytical techniques under GMP guidelines
  • Degree in a scientific discipline desirable, or qualified by experience


Personal Characteristics

Are you?

  • Self-motivated, energetic and positive nature
  • Adaptable, resourceful and creative
  • Open, honest, inclusive, personable
  • A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to travel when required (infrequent)
  • A ‘finisher’

If you are interested, please send a CV and covering letter to with the subject line “Scientific Officer”