Analytical Scientist at SeraNovo

The Job

To complement our growing team, we are seeking a talented and driven analytical chemist with industrial experience. The main responsibilities associated with the role include development of analytical methods, installation and optimisation of analytical methods delivered by third parties, analysing samples produced by the formulation team, diagnosing and troubleshooting instrument problems and drafting analytical sections in reports. The main analytical tool used at SeraNovo is HPLC/UPLC, and we expect the candidate to have significant expertise with this technology. In case the recruit demonstrates sufficient technical and leadership skills, we offer the possibility to evolve into the role of leader of the analytical team.


• 3+ years of experience with chromatographic method development for small molecules, preferably obtained in the pharmaceutical industry

• Master’s degree or higher in chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or related field

• Experience in setting up, running and reporting analytical campaigns

• Hands-on experience diagnosing and troubleshooting HPLC/UPLC problems

• Experience with Waters Empower® software package is strongly preferred

• Experience with multiple detection techniques (UV, fluo, MS) is preferred

• Experience with the development of sample preparation protocols and analytical methods for pharmaceutical formulations is desirable

• Highly organised and detail-oriented

• Fluency in English (both written and spoken)

• Full-time availability

The ideal candidate will have

• The ability to think critically and work independently

• The desire to work in a small team and in an innovative and rapidly-changing environment

• Ambition to play a leading role in creating an efficient and fit-for-purpose analytical team

• A clear and demonstrable track record of successful problem solving

Company Description

SeraNovo is a privately held, Netherlands-based pharmaceutical formulation company focused on solving the bioavailability problem. Our proprietary formulation platform harnesses biocompatible eutectic solvents to enable efficient absorption of poorly soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients. Supported by a comprehensive pending intellectual property portfolio, SeraNovo’s mission is to enable new oral medical cures to reach patients.

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