Analytical Operations Manager (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
Full Time
  • Join an Agile Company Providing Boutique Consulting Services
  • Share Your In-Depth Knowledge of TGA within a Growing Team
  • Own Customer Service from Sample Receipt to Reporting Results



Our client is an Australian-owned contract research and consulting laboratory located in the Lower North Shore area of Sydney. Their business delivers high-quality analytical laboratory services to clients across a range of industries, which are related to pharmaceuticals.

The close-knit team covers the end-to-end process from sample receipt, through preparation and analysis, and culminating in the delivery of a formal report of the laboratory’s results. This will require someone who is hands-on with sample preparation and also readily able to adapt to meet the demands of working within a customer-centric company delivering services within its niche areas of expertise.



Due to business growth, our client is looking for an Analytical Operations Manager; and, aligned with the company, someone able to facilitate the delivery of high-quality analytical services to its growing customer base—your contributions to the team will be meaningful from Day 1.

The principal activities associated with this exciting role include: –

  • Develop, optimise, and validate sound chromatographic methods that ensure utmost compliance with the client’s defined requirements;
  • Perform chemical analyses of pharmaceuticals (and other related samples), which includes physical and wet chemistry tests;
  • Take ownership of assigned projects from receipt of the customer’s sample through to reporting of the results, as well as addressing any issues that arise;
  • Maintain the ongoing compliance of the activities undertaken within the Pharmaceutical Analysis Laboratory with the principles of GMP &GLP;
  • Issue value-added reports, which satisfy customers’ expectations of a specialist consultant;
  • Assist in the mentoring of analytical laboratory staff and their professional development ;
  • Manage the laboratory operation and laboratory staff;
  • Keep all records in accordance with the requirements of relevant regulatory bodies (e.g., TGA); and
  • Support the integration of new business by actively improving the analytical capabilities of the company.

The above is not a comprehensive list, as the dynamic nature of this boutique consultancy shall require adaptability and a passion for the scientific services it provides.



  • Bachelor degree, preferably in chemistry or pharmaceutical science;
  • Highly proficient in the use of HPLC/UPLC, which includes experience with method development and validation, ideally with pharma/GMP/QA experience;
  • Familiarity with using chromatography data systems (i.e., Empower™ & Chromeleon™) to operate laboratory instrumentation;
  • Demonstratable competency to undertake sample preparation, as this is a critical process prior to any subsequent analysis using HPLC;
  • Proficiency with MS Excel & Word is a prerequisite;
  • Prior experience with LC-MS/MS use and method development will be highly regarded;
  • Experience with meeting TGA requirements, ideally including participation in prior audits, is highly desirable;
  • Proven capacity to make responsible decisions on assigned matters and also the ability to consult, recommend, and advise in speciality scientific areas;
  • Capability to troubleshoot and solve problems that can and do arise within a busy analytical laboratory;
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills are of paramount importance to this role; and
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, especially those honed from prior responsibility for supervision of a small team, shall be well regarded.



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the above requirements.

If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity then send a message to: –

[email protected]

Or call Dr Daniel Turner on 0415 573 220 (9 am–5:30 pm AEST)—please SMS after hours for him to call back at a mutually convenient time.



On behalf of our client and CS Executive Group, we thank you in advance for the time you are taking to apply for this role.

Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence our recruitment team receives on a daily basis, we shall only contact those applicants considered suitable for shortlisting as candidates.

Accordingly, should you be unsuccessful with your application, please note your details have been captured to our Talent Pool database that may mean you are contacted in the future for similar opportunities to this.