Principal Scientist

  • Salary: Compeititve
  • REF Number: v-51663
  • Consultant: Georgia Barnes
  • Contact: 01246 457722
  • Date Published: 29.05.2024
  • Industry: Other
  • Location: Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
  • Functional Expertise: Laboratory

CK Group are recruiting for a Principal Scientist to join a leading full-service CRO at their site based in South Wales on a permanent basis.

The Company:

Our client is an established and expanding CRO that offer full-service clinical development solutions.


This Principal Scientist role is located a commutable distance form Cardiff, Newport and surrounding areas.

Principal Scientist Role:

You will be a key part of the Laboratory Services team, leading Bioanalytical studies to analyse drugs, their metabolites, and other analytes primarily in biological fluids.

Your main duties will be to:

• Develop methods of analysis in order to deliver fully validated assays

• Coordinate analytical studies from client onboarding to final reporting with accountability for the regulatory compliance and scientific integrity of the study.

• Perform and supervise the processing of samples using Immunoassay techniques

• Document procedures undertaken and apply QC procedures to ensure their accuracy

• Produce and review/approve relevant documentation such as protocols, procedures, validation/study reports, SOP’s, CAPA’s, file notes.

• Provide technical advice to business development and participate in laboratory-related discussions with auditors, Sponsors and internal employees.

• Perform routine maintenance/calibration of instrumentation or equipment.

Your Background:

• Educated to degree level or above in life sciences, chemistry or a related file with experience of working in a regulated laboratory environment (e.g. GLP or GMP)

• Experience in using and troubleshooting ELISA analytical systems as well as the ability to develop and validate analytical methods using ELISA.

• The ability to document laboratory information to a GXP standard and perform quality control processes.


It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 51663 in all correspondence.

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