Section Head - Analytical Chemistry - Derby/Derbyshire

Scientific and Drug Discovery - Other
Ref: 1069 Date Posted: Tuesday 22 Jan 2019
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Section Head – Analytical Chemistry



Entrust are currently supporting an impressive, growing science led business who are focused on delivering a comprehensive platform of services to clients requiring innovative science-based solutions.

This senior role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced analytical chemist with line and project management experience looking to take the next step in their career. The role will lead the existing team of analytical and purification chemists.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong leadership and people management skills
  • Conduct all communication in a professional and positive manner. Provide regular updates to their manager and manage the department in a positive and encouraging style. Communicate openly in meetings. Listen to the opinions of the others and respond positively to feedback
  • Demonstrate strong technical competency: HPLC, LCMS, GCMS, SFC
  • Provide effective project management
  • Take responsibility for H&S of the analytical chemistry department
  • Effectively manage resources according to budget
  • Protect intellectual property of Concept Life Sciences and customer at all times
  • Work alongside business development and other sites within the Group
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement

Ideally you will have a strong background in the following:

  • BSc/MSc/PhD in an analytical, chemical or related scientific field with demonstrated, relevant experience
  • Broad practical experience in an analytical chemistry setting
  • Proven experience in project management and customer interaction
  • Proven experience in line management and staff development
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to produce clear and concise reports and also to present effectively to customers and all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to demonstrate organisational and strategic perspective clearly seeing the bigger picture
  • Looking to develop a career within a large organisation
  • Team player
  • IT literate (e.g. Microsoft Office)

My client offers:

  • A great working environment
  • Great Career Progression
  • Market Leading Staff Salary
  • Outstanding Company Benefits  

If you are interested in discussing things further then please contact me on 01224 608988 or email

Entrust People are a specialist European life sciences resourcing partner who is dedicated to finding the best talent in the niche disciplines which our business supports.