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Development Analyst

Physics Road, Nerudia Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, L24 9HP

Development Analyst

  • NE02882
  • Physics Road, Nerudia Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, L24 9HP

About Us

Development Analyst

Liverpool - Office Based

About Us

We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices. As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance. Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.

The Role

The Role

The Development Analyst provides direct support to the Laboratory Manager (and/or deputy) in all of the day-to-day aspects of the analytical lab department, whilst ensuring that all methods and equipment used are scientifically sound and fulfil the quality requirements appropriate for the respective business requirement. The DA will support the lab function and ensure accurate/timely analysis for routine and non-routine products and perform, checks and will validate all analysis performed and be highly competent in all analytical techniques under taken.

 Additional Information

 Responsibilities of a development analyst include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform routine/non-routine analysis in a safe and timely manner, adhering to current ways of working e.g. GxP/GLP requirements
  • Perform research and regulatory non-routine analysis in a safe and timely manner, adhering to current legislative requirements at all times
  • Actively participate in problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Organise & perform all routine/non-routine work & solve technical issues
  • Produce & maintain all relevant documents such as; written reports, validation documents, SOP's and records
  • Organise & maintain laboratory stock levels
  • Operate lab related software
  • Organise individual projects
  • Provide monthly updates on projects undertaken
  • Ensure & foster good working relationships between technical functions to allow laboratory requirements to be shared and understood by all areas
  • Support the introduction and validation (VP, URS, DQ, FST, SAT, IQ, OQ, PQ, VR & VC) of new/existing equipment In accordance with ICH guidelines
  • Develop & validate analytical methods for new or existing products or services in accordance with ICH guidelines
  • Adhere to all business policies & procedures
  • Support development of new/junior analysts, as required
  • Perform any other tasks as required by their line manager and/or business

KPI Areas/Measures of Performance

  • Group Science and Regulatory Affairs KPIs
  • Feedback from annual performance review


Key Relationships


  • Innovations
  • Lab network
  • Health and Safety


  • Suppliers
  • Service Contractors
  • Engineers

Key Skills, Education & Experience


  • Practical knowledge of HPLC, GC & Pharmacopeia analysis is essential
  • In-depth knowledge of method and equipment validation processes in accordance with ICH guidelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement procedures & processes which ensure compliance to GxP and other relevant regulatory standards
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Strong technical, analytical, report and writing skills
  • Decisive thinker able to work within agreed timescales
  • Understanding of statistical techniques
  • At least +2 years’ experience of analytical method development and equipment / method validation within an analytical laboratory / regulated laboratory
  • Area of expertise preferred: Method Development, Validation, Regulatory and/or Nicotine products
  • Degree or higher in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related scientific discipline is desirable


  • Good level of IT skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to organise individual projects in line with department priorities
  • Ability to work against challenging timelines
  • Excellent analytical skills

What We Offer

Competitive salary, bonus scheme, pension, and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period, and bank holidays), corporate discounts, Health Cash Plan, and other wellbeing initiatives.

Next Steps

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply, highlighting their suitability for the above post.

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