Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) is a cutting-edge Contract Research Organisation (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving clients from across 60 countries.
In 2019, we’ve been recognised as Enlightened Employer, Women in Business and Thames Valley Tech finalists.
Enriched by our parent company Mondelēz International, our diverse team includes 23 nationalities from 300 members, creating a family feel as we strive towards our mission of “Science Enhancing Lives”.
About the team
Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a key division of RSSL, and one that has seen a substantial increase in client demand over recent years. Their Gas Chromatography team is a tight-knit group of experts responsible for employing this technique on pharmaceutical raw materials, frequently utilising Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy in these endeavours. Joining this team will allow you to do truly vital work analysing medicines so they can reach patients that need them. You’ll have opportunity to gain new technical and leadership skills as the laboratory continues going from strength to strength.
Purpose of the role
The Team Leader provides management within the RSSL Pharmaceutical Chemistry laboratory while retaining a hands-on approach to the analytical work, focusing predominantly on project management but involving some people management also.
You’ll ensure routine and complex pharmaceutical projects are performed promptly and to GMP standards, facilitating practical analytical work and data checking for routine analyses of pharmaceutical raw materials and method verification using GC-MS techniques in accordance with pharmacopoeia or client methods. As required you’ll work with clients and influence, manage and motivate a team of scientists and technicians.
Communication and Influence
Leadership and supervision.
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful international business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.