Career Opportunities

As the premier, independent, European-based provider of bioanalytical services to the world’s pharmaceutical industry, we have strong ideas about how our employees help us provide a top quality, scientific service to our clients.

Unilabs Bioanalytical Solutions has always been known for its consistent quality. The high standards that distinguish our service also applies to the individuals we recruit. We believe that competitive advantage is achieved through our service and our people and we are constantly looking for individuals who can add value to our teams.

These professional teams cover the following areas:

  • Responsible Scientist (Study Directors)/Scientists
  • Laboratory Analysts
  • QA Auditors
  • Administrative Support
  • Marketing & Client Development

We recognise the importance of providing an environment to our employees in which the individual feels valued and able to develop to the best of their abilities.

We have a state-of-the-art, purpose built laboratory and office facilities on the outskirts of York. Our buildings house our laboratory equipment which includes Waters Xevo TQ-XS (UniSpray), Xevo TQ-S, SCIEX API 5000 and 4000 LC-MS/MS systems, Hamilton Star robots, Spark Holland Symbiosis, Shimadzu Nexera, Waters UPC2 and Waters Acquity UPLC I-Class systems.  In addition our immunoassay facility is equipped with the latest automated systems (MSD) and plate reading technology.  All of our services are supported by the latest LIMS, electronic laboratory notebook and IT systems.

Our Discovery and Metabolism Services group is based at the prestigious  Discovery Park, Sandwich, Kent.   Housed in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities the  Discovery and Metabolism services group utilises high resolution mass spectrometers (Waters Vion IMS QTof, Thermo LTQ Orbitrap and Waters Q-ToF), SCIEX 6500, API 4000 and 5000 LC-MS/MS systems, Waters Acquity UPLC, Agilent 1290 Hi Res LC and Hamilton Microlab Star Robotic systems.

Development opportunities are actively promoted across the business and a range of internal and external training programs are available that support personal and organisational development.

We understand the need for a healthy work/life balance and therefore offer flexible working hours and full and part-time opportunities to ensure our employees’ needs for a balanced life are met. We pride ourselves on a highly scientific and professional focus together with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  

Our performance and reward systems are reviewed regularly to ensure we provide a competitive salary and benefits package that reflects our industry.

Assistant Accountant - York. (30-37.5 hours per week)

An outstanding opportunity has arisen to join Unilabs York Bioanalytical Solutions, one of the largest independent providers of bio-analytical support in Europe, offering an unprecedented standard of service supporting clinical development.

You will report to the Company Accountant as a member of the finance team. You will be responsible for:

  • Purchase ledger including payment runs
  • Fixed asset accounting & depreciation
  • Stock valuation & monthly reporting
  • Cashbook & expense processing, reconciliation & monthly reporting including cash-flow

You will also be expected to be able to assist with all aspects of the accounts function including a number of finance related software packages.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • experience of working in a busy finance department
  • experience of using computerised accounting packages e.g. Sage
  • advanced working knowledge of Excel
  • an aptitude for learning new software
  • a flexible approach and ability to organise a variable workload
  • a commitment to accuracy and be able to work to strict deadlines
  • ability to communicate effectively both internally and with clients at all levels
  • AAT qualification or early stage CIMA desirable but not essential

f you are a team-player and would like to work in a friendly, fast-paced environment please forward your CV together with a covering letter to:

HR Administrator
York Bioanalytical Solutions Limited
Cedar House, Northminster Business Park
Upper Poppleton
York
YO26 6QR
Telephone: +44 (0)1904 686072 or email: info@yorkbio.com

Method Development Specialist - York.

General functions
As Method Development Specialist (MDS) you will be a key contributor of scientific expertise within the LC-MS/MS Method Development Team (MethDev Team) at York Bioanalytical Solutions. 

As a hands-on lab based technical expert, you will scientifically lead method development activities ensuring that sound and robust analytical methods are produced. You will provide support to the Operational team in the use of all the company’s analytical instrumentation and supporting data systems, while fulfilling a ‘leading’ role in ensuring excellent technical practices.

Your responsibilities will include running your own method development studies, troubleshooting assays, training and supporting the scheduling of work.

The function of the MethDev Team is to develop robust and reliable analytical methods, as well as to provide hand-over and troubleshooting support of these methods to the Delivery Team (- who have the responsibility for analyzing client PK samples from regulatory studies according to GLP and GCP accreditation).  The post-holder will also be responsible for evaluating and implementing new LC-MS based bioanalytical technologies

Specific Duties
Contribute towards a method development strategy in order to ensure that all new LC-MS/MS methods are robust, reliable and cost effective
Supervise and ensure smooth progression of method developments to excellent scientific standards, and facilitate handover to the Delivery Team
Liaise with the Delivery Team to troubleshoot issues with established assays quickly and efficiently ensuring minimum downtime and maximum productivity for all LC-MS/MS assays
Perform all work to the standards of GLP
Perform work in compliance with GCP where required
Act as a Responsible Scientist on assigned development and non-regulatory studies
Liaise with clients 
Perform work in compliance with the appropriate quality and scientific regulations
Responsible for mentoring/training support within the MethDev Team
Research new techniques and technologies, and evaluate and recommend implementation of new automated systems where appropriate
Provide expertise and train scientific staff in the use of new and existing instrumentation and software
Write and review scientific Standard Operating Procedures
Advise staff within the laboratory of any practices that are scientifically inadequate, or contra-SOP/GLP
Demonstrate a proactive role in the production of scientific publications and presentations
Provide advice on lab design and equipment requirements in order to maintain an efficient laboratory working to high scientific standards

Qualifications and experience 
The ideal candidate will be expected to -
have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in bioanalytical method development, and have worked to GLP and/or GCP 
be well published in a relevant scientific field
be educated to degree level or higher in a relevant scientific subject


The grading of this role is flexible and dependant on experience and relevant qualifications. If you would like to work in a friendly and flexible environment and feel you have the right qualities, please send a detailed CV to:

HR Administrator, York Bioanalytical Solutions Limited, Cedar House, Northminster Business Park, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6QR
Telephone +44 (0)1904 686072, info@yorkbio.com
 

Scientist - York.

 
As the premier, independent, UK-based provider of bioanalytical services to the world's pharmaceutical industry, we have strong ideas about the value of our staff in providing a top quality, scientific service to our clients. We recognise that it is important to provide an environment in which our employees feel valued and are able to develop to the best of their abilities. This is complemented by a truly competitive salary and bonus package.
We immediately require the following individual to join our friendly, professional team:
The successful candidate will act as a Responsible Scientist for the performance of bioanalytical studies in support of human or animal health drug development.
The ideal candidate will have:
 In depth knowledge of regulatory quantitative bioanalysis
 Experience in a Responsible Scientist role performing validation and sample analysis studies
 Ability to perform laboratory tasks such as sample preparation, chromatographic separation and MS operation
 Good verbal and written communication skills
 Experience acting as primary contact with Study Sponsors, preparing Study Plans, interpreting results and writing Study Reports
 Good time management skills with the flexibility to undertake multiple, potentially complex studies in parallel
 An awareness of immunological methodologies is preferable
 Experience in analysis of a range of analytes including small and large molecule drugs and biomarkers
 A meticulous approach to record keeping
Candidates will ideally be educated to degree level or a higher degree in a relevant scientific subject. At least 5 years’ experience of work in a Bioanalytical GLP environment is essential.
The grading of this role is flexible dependant on experience and relevant qualifications.
If you would like to work in a friendly and flexible environment and feel you have the right qualities, please send a detailed CV to:
HR Administrator, York Bioanalytical Solutions Limited, Cedar House, Northminster Business Park, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6QR
Telephone +44 (0)1904 686072, info@yorkbio.com

Scientist - Sandwich, Kent.

York Bioanalytical Solutions is the premier, independent UK-based provider of bioanalytical, metabolism and ADME services to the world’s pharmaceutical industry.  As such, we have strong ideas about the value of our staff in providing a top quality scientific service to our clients and recognise the importance of providing an environment in which our employees feel valued and can develop to the best of their abilities.

Following significant expansion of our Metabolism and Discovery Services section, we require a bioanalytical scientist to join our friendly, professional team.  The successful candidate will play a key role in the delivery of bioanalytical studies in support of human or animal health drug discovery and development, at our facility at Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent.  With our in-house expertise in bioanalytical science, the role offers the opportunity to acquire excellent scientific training of relevance to the pharmaceutical industry and related sectors.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good understanding of and passion for bioanalytical science and the application of bioanalytical approaches to drug discovery and development projects
  • Experience of performing biological sample preparation techniques and using analytical tools relevant to bioanalytical studies, notably HPLC/UPLC and triple quadrupole mass spectrometers
  • Good knowledge of chemistry and physicochemistry and their impact on bioanalytical method development
  • Ability to design bioanalytical experiments and troubleshoot analytical issues
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and deliver high-quality data to challenging timelines
  • Flexibility to undertake multiple, potentially complex studies in parallel
  • Aptitude for scientific publications, presentations and customer interactions
  • A meticulous approach to record keeping and report preparation

Candidates will ideally be educated to degree or higher degree level in a relevant scientific subject. At least 2 years’ experience of work in a bioanalytical role is essential.  The grading of the role is flexible dependent on experience and relevant qualifications.

If you would like to work in a friendly and flexible environment and feel you have the right qualities, please send a detailed CV to:

Angus Nedderman, York Bioanalytical Solutions, Discovery Park House, Discovery Park, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9ND, UK - angus.nedderman@yorkbio.com

In vitro ADME Scientist - Sandwich, Kent. 

York Bioanalytical Solutions is the premier, independent UK-based provider of bioanalytical, metabolism and ADME services to the world’s pharmaceutical industry.  As such, we have strong ideas about the value of our staff in providing a top quality scientific service to our clients and recognise the importance of providing an environment in which our employees feel valued and can develop to the best of their abilities.

Following significant expansion of our Metabolism and Discovery Services section, we require an in vitro ADME scientist to join our friendly, professional team.  The successful candidate will play a key role in the delivery of in vitro ADME studies in support of human or animal health drug discovery and development projects, at our facility at Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent.  With our in-house expertise in ADME science, the role offers the opportunity to acquire excellent scientific training of relevance to the pharmaceutical industry and related sectors.

The ideal candidates will have:

  • Good understanding of and passion for ADME science of relevance to drug discovery and development projects, such as metabolism, enzymology, drug transporters, drug disposition and clearance
  • Experience of performing laboratory tasks such as in vitro incubations, cell culture and aseptic techniques, sample extraction and qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Working knowledge of bioanalytical tools and technologies including HPLC, mass spectrometry and automation
  • Ability to design in vitro experiments and troubleshoot scientific issues
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and deliver high-quality data to challenging timelines
  • Flexibility to undertake multiple, potentially complex studies in parallel
  • Aptitude for scientific publications, presentations and customer interactions
  • A meticulous approach to record keeping and report preparation

Candidates will ideally be educated to degree or higher degree level in a relevant scientific subject.  At least 2 years’ experience working in an in vitro ADME role is desirable, although candidates with experience in a relevant laboratory-based role may be considered.  The grading of this role is flexible dependant on experience and relevant qualifications.

If you would like to work in a friendly and flexible environment and feel you have the right qualities, please send a detailed CV to:

Angus Nedderman, York Bioanalytical Solutions, Discovery Park House, Discovery Park, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9ND, UK - angus.nedderman@yorkbio.com