SAI Life Sciences

Cheshire, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 02/26/2021
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About SAI Life Sciences

Sai Life Sciences is built on the bedrock of partnership. We work with innovator pharma and biotech companies to accelerate the discovery, development and manufacture of complex small molecules for a healthier tomorrow. Our Vision is to support our global innovator partners bring 25 new medicines to life by 2025. And we are well on that journey.

Job Description

Sai Life Sciences is an expanding Contract Research & Development and Manufacturing Organisation
(CDMO) working with 7 of the top 10 pharma companies globally, as well as many leading smaller
biotechs. We work with our clients to accelerate the discovery, development and manufacture of
complex small molecules for a healthier tomorrow. With more than 2000 staff globally and ambitious
growth plans, our vision is to support our global innovator partners to bring 25 new medicines to life by

Marking the completion of 20 years since inception in 2019, the company began an organisation-wide
initiative to significantly expand and upgrade its R&D and manufacturing facilities, deepen scientific &
technological capabilities, strengthen automation and data systems, and above all raise the bar for
safety, quality and customer focus. Guided by the insights and feedback from its customers, it
committed to investing over US$150M between 2019 and 2023. Part of this investment in 2020 were
the new state of the art laboratories in our centre of excellence for process chemistry and analytical
development at the Alderley Park Biotech & Life Science Cluster, where we are now looking to
significantly expand both staff numbers and capabilities. Our team currently consists of 24 multidisciplinary scientists (chemists, analysts and engineers).

Non-GMP manufacture of kg quantities of intermediates and APIs is currently possible within our
bespoke Scale-up laboratory facility. During 2021 a new GMP Kilo-lab facility will be created capable of
multi-kg quantities of GMP API suitable for early phase clinical studies. The developed processes may
then be transferred to Sai’s manufacturing sites in India for further scale-up as required.
This is a great opportunity to work with an expanding global organisation and work closely with some of
the most innovative biotech and pharma companies on their most important programmes.

The Role

 You will join a team that identifies, develops and optimises synthetic routes to APIs, supporting
both early and late phase development.
 The successful candidate will have a strong technical grounding in Analytical Chemistry with
either experience in a relevant industry or will be someone who has recently completed (or
who will complete during 2021) a BSc, MSc, PhD or Post-doctoral research project with a
specialisation in Analytical Chemistry.
 Demonstrated analytical expertise supporting early, mid or late-phase route and process
development of APIs, intermediates and raw materials, and/or experience with quality by
design, technology transfer and commercial production would also be advantageous.
 The candidate is expected to conduct practical, laboratory based analytical chemistry in
support of the development of routes and processes and then scale-up to manufacture.

Essential Requirements

 Higher or bachelor’s degree in a life sciences topic with relevant experience working in an
Analytical Chemistry laboratory.
 Experience in troubleshooting HPLC methods.
 Experience of other analytical methodologies to characterise API such as techniques for
identity and form determination.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

 Developing, troubleshooting and validating HPLC methods.
 Supporting project teams operating to tight deadlines.
 Executing analytical work to meet project timelines with minimal supervision.
 Ability to work effectively in a GMP laboratory.

Key attributes

 Learning agility in the utilisation of new techniques to support projects.
 Ability to solve complex scientific problems.
 Good communication; both written and verbal.
 A team player.
 Conscientious with a can-do attitude with good attention to detail.
 Experience in the use of IT packages such as Word and Excel and in Analytical Data systems
such as Empower 3.

The Offer

 A competitive Salary and Benefits package including company pension, health and life
insurance, 25 days holiday per year and enhanced family leave.
 Work in a state-of-the-art facility on one of the country's leading Biotech & Life Science Parks.
 Flexible working hours and conditions to suit the right candidate.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.