Senior Analyst

Salary: Negotiable

Industry: Pharmaceutical

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 27158-sw

Expiration date: 06 July 2017

JOB PURPOSE: The role of senior analyst is key to our global strategy of providing customers with the highest standards of technical support. The technical specialist will need to work very closely with line management to plan detailed work programmes. The main function of a senior analyst is to support the fibre analysis from a technical standpoint and when required to support the shift analysts. The senior analyst is a day-based role, reporting to the Laboratory Quality Control Manager and when required will cover holidays and sickness for the Laboratory QC Manager and the Shift Team (days).


  • Regularly monitor analytical data on a daily basis by review of data input by shift analysts.
  • To produce technical reports to prove compliance, in line with laboratory standards and TS16949.
  • By review of this data use technical knowledge and application of specification knowledge
  • To release analysed material for sale and despatch via MRP system,
  • To validate certificates of analysis, as required.
  • Provision of MSA and statistical analysis in order to validate product and equipment.
  • To act as Shift analyst to ensure technical cover is provided, as required
  • Technically manage disposition routes for fibre not meeting the planned tolerance range within a manufacturing campaign, including performing analysis as required
  • Develop and deliver technical training packages, alongside the Laboratory Quality Control Manager.
  • SHE and COSHH awareness and ability to write supporting quality documentation for the laboratory.
  • Support the Laboratory Quality Control Manager in maintaining laboratory documentation that describes best practice for fibre analysis.
  • Support the Laboratory Quality Control Manager with the maintenance of the laboratory equipment, and manage external contractors in the maintenance of this equipment.
  • Support shift analysts in case of equipment failure, including IT systems within laboratory.
  • Support the Engineering manager by water sampling (Point W1), for environmental analysis, recording monthly water usage, and provision of analysis results within reports.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office , Excel skills in particular
  • Use of the following techniques would be an advantage SPC/MSA and MiniTab .
  • The senior analyst will play a key role in supporting the plant by release of material, based on breadth of technical knowledge and strong technical and analytical skills, which are critical in supporting analysts with equipment malfunction and easing the analytical burden.