Working as an Analytical Chemist since 1957, David has extensive experience within the paper, plastics & packaging industries and interactions with products such as pharmaceuticals and foods.
David is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is also a past professional member of the Institute of Materials, Manufacturing and Mining and the Institute of Packaging.
Whilst at GSK, David helped establish Edwards' Analytical in 1987 on a part-time basis, he later became full-time in 1996.
His primary interest is the promotion of Chemistry, particularly Analytical Chemistry, mainly through the Teesside Local Section of the RSC and through Edwards' Analytical.
David has worked at Wiggins Teape Group, Lawson Mardon/Alcan Packaging and as Head of Packaging Analysis & Evaluation at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He has also dabbled with the then National Coal Board and the Ministry of Defence (Chemical Inspectorate).
Our Operations Manager works with Edwards' Analytical Team to assist in your bespoke testing project management handling the operational, organisational and managerial responsibilities of the company under David and his Knowledgeable guidance!
Day-to-day Managing a team of Analysts, including being the first point of contact for any issues they may have a figuring out solutions
Manage and prioritise team members' workloads/outputs and ensuring projects are delivered on time while guaranteeing levels of quality are being hit
Complete performance reviews and hold monthly one-to-ones with each team member to drive continuous improvement and development
Support and encourage innovation in new services and in improving current services to increase both profitability and quality.
Monitor costs across the services the team provides.
Client Relationship and first contact.
Senior Analytical chemists analyse samples using a range of techniques such as chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography and spectroscopy. They can specialise in areas such as toxicology, pharmaceuticals, quality control or forensics. Typical responsibilities include:
As the Laboratory Technician, you work with our senior staff to process samples, perform tests, and record and analyze results. In-depth knowledge of lab procedures and understand the importance of maintaining a clean workspace by following all lab regulations for health and safety.
Comply with the correct procedures, policies, and health and safety regulations.
We currently have a position for a Technician Apprentice.
During the time on placement at Edwards' Analytical you will undertake and complete various laboratory based projects which will enable her to develop a set of skills and knowledge required to work successfully in the field of Analytical Science.
During a 2-year apprenticeship you will learn the following skills:
During your apprenticeship, she will work towards nationally recognized qualifications.
If this is something you may be interested in doing, Edwards' Analytical are proud to support apprenticeships. Please contact a member of our team for more information.
Edwards' Analytical have been part of several internships for experience during study of Chemistry.
We are very proud to have welcomed Internships at Edwards' Analytical; If this is something you would be interested in, please get in touch with a member of our team.
Edwards' Analytical are seeking an enthusiastic and talented Intern to join our Analytical Services Team. Through this exciting opportunity, Interns will gain valuable work experience to supplement their education.
Interns will be responsible for conducting routine and non-routine analysis of raw materials and drug substances as well as related compounds according to standard operating procedures. they will perform various analyses, maintain an accurate and well-organized laboratory notebook, compile data for documentation of test procedures, and prepare reports.
Interns will have to apply knowledge of good manufacturing practices and good laboratory practices daily. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Performs data analysis, troubleshooting and problem solving.
Edwards' Analytical Requirements:
At a minimum, applicants should have completed their 2nd year of University. They should have completed course work includes at least 2 years or more of chemistry including general chemistry and advanced level courses (e.g., organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, etc.) with chemistry course laboratory experience.
Experience in the pharmaceutical industry working in a GMP environment is a plus. Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles. Practical experience in chromatography and spectroscopy would be a benefit. Good oral and written communication skills are required. Good computer and documentation skills are essential. They must be well organised and willing to work as part of a team.