LC-MS Team Leader Bioanalysis

This role is based at Fordham, Cambridgeshire, UK within Drug Development Solutions (DDS). 

With one of the world’s largest bioanalytical centres, recognised for leadership in science and technology, DDS has comprehensive capabilities for pharmacokinetic, immunogenicity and biomarker measurement that span LC-MS/MS, immunoassay and flow cytometry.  We routinely solve difficult method development challenges and have the capacity to support the largest, most complex protocols. Our Bioanalysis department works together with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies in support of pre-clinical and clinical trials for a wide variety of clients and therapeutic areas. We use innovative analytical methodology and the expertise of our analytical scientists to speed up the discovery of new medicines. The department operates a well-equipped laboratory compliant with GLP and GCP, and offers the opportunity to work with state of the art analytical instrumentation.

The Job (LC-MS Team Leader Bioanalysis)

The focus of this role is leading a team of scientists to deliver development, validation and sample analysis projects within LC-MS.  You will build close relationships with a number of our customers and be responsible for delivering high quality results in compliance with GLP/GCP.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Line management of Senior Scientists and Scientists within your team
  • Overall financial responsibility for the revenues generated within your team
  • Oversee the personal development of team members
  • Actively work with the Business Development team in the preparation of client proposals and support them to meet with new customers and seek out new business
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and lean working practices within the team
  • Project management of multiple regulatory studies
  • Build strong partnerships with our customers to help them progress their drug development pipeline
  • Robust scientific decision making in compliance with the EMA and FDA regulatory guidance
  • Consistent on-time delivery of data and reports to our customers
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and find solutions to our customer's problems

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to lead and mentor scientists within their team
  • Be enthusiastic, proactive and driven to go the extra mile to support our customers
  • Focus on quality and possess excellent attention to detail
  • Communicate effectively; explaining the outcome of experiments to team members and customers

Life At Fordham

We have a state of the art purpose built facility within an open green countryside setting, with places to walk and relax outdoors, as well as a café on site.  At Fordham we have friendly collaborative teams, dedicated to helping our customers to achieve their goals.  Every day is different we are empowered to solve a range of scientific problems and embrace continuous improvement.  Individually, and together, we take responsibility to progress projects, learn, and share best practice, helping one another to progress and grow.  Together we build strong scientific teams, who celebrate success and make time to have fun, ensuring a healthy work/life balance.  We have a strong ESG agenda, taking care of our people, environment and local community.


  • Hybrid Working; we offer a flexible approach to work where you can adapt your working pattern to balance your home and work needs
  • Defined career progression, mentoring and support is offered and personal development is prioritised
  • Excellent training and development opportunities for all employees
  • Wide range of flexible benefits, including a group personal pension plan, access to private medical care, cycle to work scheme, travel insurance and more

Education, experience and technical skills:

  • Degree in chemistry or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience of line management, coaching or mentoring
  • Project management experience is desirable
  • Experience in a GXP accredited laboratory is advantageous 
  • Expertise in LC-MS/MS 
  • Knowledge of EMA and FDA bioanalytical method validation guidelines


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