Synergy Scientific Solutions

Our People

The passion, dedication, and expertise of the Synergy team means we consistently deliver excellent results for every one of our clients.

Synergy teams are fully integrated into your business, embracing our core values and culture as well as your own. Everyone on the team has a training and development pathway and regular cross training and upskilling ensures the teams remain agile. Thanks to this agility we can quickly redeploy our teams into new projects with reduced downtime.

  • Recruitment and onboarding
  • Objective setting
  • Training and development
  • Scheduling of work
  • Performance management
  • Absence management
  • Wellbeing and welfare
Our People

Our Services - Deploying Scientific Teams

Synergy works with clients across the scientific industry including pharmaceuticals, biotech, medtech, chemicals, clinical research, biopharma, biologics, agri-science, and sensory. 

Synergy is an onsite Scientific Services provider. By using our clients’ existing processes and infrastructure we can identify process ownership areas to be managed by Synergy under a Statement of Works (SOW) agreement. By doing this, we reduce workload for your core permanent staff so they can focus on strategic science and accelerating project delivery. We also save our clients a significant amount of management and training time as our teams are fully employed by us, removing any co-employment risk.

Our highly skilled teams are integrated within your working environment and work with your systems, adhering to your standard operating procedures; this allows you to maintain visibility and control, with the freedom to check in with our team as much or as little as you’d like. Most of our staff are on permanent contracts and we strive to upskill and cross train our teams so that they are motivated and feel invested in whilst our customers benefit from workforce stability and high engagement. By investing in cross training your business will benefit from agility and can help to reduce challenges from peaks and troughs of resourcing demands. 

Very simply, an SOW is a contract that captures the details of the services that we will deliver for a particular client. As a Scientific Services Provider (SSP), we are not just providing a full-time equivalent (FTE). Details will include pre agreed costs, all deliverables and any KPI’s that will be used to measure success. By providing meaningful metrics, and strategic weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting, we provide you with tangible data and insights on our team’s performance. We focus on establishing the right framework at the start of any project to ensure our clients expectations are clear.

By engaging with our Synergy Scientific Services team, you gain access to a tailored, bespoke solution, aimed at resolving your onsite challenges. You can expect high standards of quality and compliance, health and safety, and technical excellence from our teams. The passion, dedication and expertise of our team means we consistently deliver results for each one of our clients.

Our Services - Deploying Scientific Teams

Synergy Governance

Whichever service level you chose, Synergy provides full governance. The senior team has a strong background in industry and understands the technical specifications for each workflow. We typically create a governance structure that addresses key stakeholder information at point of need.

Our teams are multi-functional and by introducing a programme of engagement and development it means we can promote from within and extend the team to maximise skillsets.

  • Formulation and product chemistry
  • Method development and validation of testing
  • Analytical methodology – large and small molecule
  • Stability testing of clinical supplies for drug substance and drug product
  • Set-up and analysis of finished product stability samples
  • Finished goods testing
  • Excipient, packaging, and post-packaging support

  • Bulk organic synthesis
  • Complex conversions from raw to intermediate product and then from intermediate product to finished good
  • cGMP procedures and safe handling techniques
  • GMP batch records, label documentation, check sheets, change control, and lab notes
  • Maintenance of mechanical and processing equipment to GMP compliant maintenance programmes
  • Support all operations via first to third shift schedules
  • Generate, manage and report on operational performance data
Synergy Governance

Our Team

Carol Jennings

Carol Jennings, Director – Synergy by SRG

Carol Jennings

Carol Jennings

Carol Jennings, Director – Synergy by SRG

With a background in Molecular Biology, Carol has over 30 years’ experience of working in the Life Science’s sector, moving from research roles in Neuroscience into Operational management and leadership of scientific services. 

Carol joined the Synergy team in 2020, and was appointed as Head of Synergy in 2021, before assuming her current role as Operations Director for Synergy’s Statement of Work (SOW) services, covering the UK and Europe. 

Carol is a multiple award winner for design, creativity, and technical excellence. Carol is passionate about encouraging young people into science roles within her wider team. 

Jessica Edwards Dowding

Account Manager - Synergy

Jessica Edwards Dowding

Jessica Edwards Dowding

Account Manager - Synergy

Jessica currently works as an Account Manager at Synergy with a strong scientific including a Degree in Genetics, a Masters in Human Genetics, and a PhD in Biochemistry, plus hands-on experience as a Post Doctoral Researcher, a bench-based Scientist, and Lab Manager. She has worked across Scientific Operations for over 10 years. 

Jessica enjoys working in scientific operations as it has the perfect balance of managing people, resources, time and function. Thriving on the variety, she is always seeking new opportunities to learn and further the careers of the people on her team. 

Neil Jones

Account Manager - Synergy

Neil Jones

Neil Jones

Account Manager - Synergy

Neil works as an Account Manager with our pharmaceutical and life science customers across the UK and in Europe, leading and developing Synergy teams to ensure the delivery of high-quality services.

With a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and a wealth of experience in laboratory operations and scientific service management, Neil has a track record of establishing innovative service models and adding value to collaborative projects. Prior to joining Synergy, Neil spent time working in science park management and at the interface between academia and industry, building and managing research facilities and interdisciplinary teams.

Paul Callery

HR Business Partner - Synergy

Paul Callery

Paul Callery

HR Business Partner - Synergy

Paul is Synergy’s HR Business Partner at Synergy with a focus on ensuring Synergy is a great place to work, looking at career development paths, training, and upskilling.

Paul is passionate about the culture of Synergy, continuously looking for new ways to listen, engage and improve, helping our talented employees to thrive.

Tony Blick

Account Manager - Synergy

Tony Blick

Tony Blick

Account Manager - Synergy

 

Tony joined Synergy in 2021, initially leading one of our key scientific service accounts, he has since widened his portfolio of clients with teams supporting a number of UK based scientific programmes, and is now an Account Manager. Prior to joining Synergy, Tony's career cover’s more than 20 years of scientific operations leadership including large scale genomic sequencing pipelines and molecular forensic science services.

Tony is passionate about delivering excellent services to our clients, working in close partnership to complement their wider aims and translating these into our teams delivery and development.