Development Chemist

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1391343

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Development Chemist based in Larne

Development Chemist

Location: Larne, GB, BT40 2SH

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

As Development Chemist you will direct and participate in the development and validation of analytical methods, in addition you will co-ordinate the transfer of methods within laboratories on site and between Teva sites and third parties. To perform laboratory work of an investigative nature. To perform general laboratory work as required and to carry out those duties necessary to assist in the day to day running of the laboratory. To supervise and train Analysts / Technicians in company procedures.

The Development Chemist will work with minimal supervision within a multi-functional team, interacting with colleagues within the Larne site and with colleagues in other Teva sites and third parties. In addition you will be responsible within the team for ensuring that the duties assigned to the team are carried out in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with written procedures.

The Development Chemist will take the lead in co-ordinating and implementing analytical method development and method validation programmes as required, in accordance with the appropriate regulatory guidelines, and practical considerations to ensure that the method is robust and can be transferred to laboratories across other Teva sites and third parties.

Key responsibilities:

  • To lead investigative teams, taking the initiative in the development of experimental strategies and evaluating and reporting the results obtained in a thorough and well-considered manner.
  • To perform analytical work as in accordance with documented analytical methods and procedures, evaluating the data to ensure that the information provided by the data is captured fully.
  • To represent the Analytical Development Department at interdepartmental and/or cross-site meetings.
  • To be familiar with good laboratory practice and all relevant procedures and guidelines applicable to the performance of general analytical work, the implementation of stability studies, the validation of analytical methods, etc.
  • To have a high level of expertise in the use, calibration and maintenance of all analytical equipment used within the laboratory, and to carry out training as required.
  • To be capable of using all analytical equipment within the laboratory in a competent manner and in accordance with documented procedures.
  • To perform the analysis of raw materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished goods in accordance with documented analytical methods and to the appropriate test specification.
  • To provide analytical support for ICH stability studies
  • To ensure that laboratory, inspection and test equipment is maintained in a current state of calibration and in good working order.
  • To ensure all materials, components and products are properly status labelled.
  • To ensure that all bench reagents and volumetric solutions are prepared as described in documented procedures and that they have been standardised where necessary.
  • To maintain neat and accurate analysis records.
  • To adhere to Good Manufacturing Practice and Health and Safety legislation at all times.
  • To be responsible for the writing of documentation, including procedures, protocols and reports, as required.
  • To be responsible for the efficient review of results and report unexpected results and failures promptly to senior personnel.



  • Degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmacy or equivalent (with strong chemistry content).
  • Proven practical experience of working in a laboratory environment.
  • Practical knowledge of method development for High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).


  • Demonstrable IT Skills e.g. Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrable planning, organisation and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to work proactively and under time constraints.

Other skills:

  • Proven ability to maintain high standards of work and attention to detail.
  • Proven communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrable team work skills.


  • Research & Development

Sub Function

  • Drug Analysis and Formulation

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Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva’s global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.