Chemistry Specialist (Buffers)

Birmingham - Calthorpe Road

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Would you like to be part of an organisation which is committed to improving patient lives worldwide through education, collaboration and innovation?

Do you want to make a difference?

If the answer is ‘yes’ then you’re just the kind of person we’re looking for!

We are looking for a Chemistry Specialist who is organised and has great attention to detail.

Chemistry Specialist role is responsible for the improvement & optimisation of Buffer manufacturing processes.


The Role

  • Experience is required of buffering, pH, reagent and buffer formulation.
  • In depth understanding of good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) & H&S (COSHH, MSDS’s is essential
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and process improvement methodologies
  • Ensuring that all documentation associated with change activities, CAPA, NCR or other work is completed to the current company standards.
  • Knowledge of experimental design
  • Ability to analyse scientific data and write the associated reports


The Ideal Candidate

  • Science degree in Chemistry (or similar for example Analytical or Applied Chemistry) with at least a 2:1 grade, and 2 years lab/work experience, or a higher research degree.
  • Chemistry A-level
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Analytical or Applied chemistry, Development and use of buffers (biological buffers an advantage)
  • Understanding of the Hofmeister series and pH.
  • Understanding of COSHH and CLP legislation.
  • Experience in writing-controlled documents, including detailed protocols.
  • Ability to think critically about different methods and processes.
  • Patience and determination
  • Flexibility
  • Scientific and numerical skills
  • A logical and independent mind
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • IT skills
  • A willingness to work at the lab bench


Working for us:

Founded in 1986 by a group of former researchers based at the University of Birmingham, The Binding Site is today recognised as a market leader in the development of products for the investigation of a range of disorders involving immunodeficiency. 

The Company is built on the success of its people and values them as its key asset. Integral to Binding Site is creating an inclusive culture which welcomes and creates diversity of thought, action, and innovation where all 1,100 colleagues can truly thrive. Support and continuous education is reinforced through partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall.

In addition, Binding Site has recently been recognised at the Birmingham Post Business Awards, winning both “Company of the Year” and “International Trade and Export” Awards.

Working at Binding Site means being part of a global, award-winning community that delivers innovative solutions with shared ideas and a collective dedication to improving patient lives, worldwide.

Location: Birmingham

Hours: 40 hrs Based on site.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Contributory Pension
  • 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • Medi-cash- Health Benefit