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Scientist

The Scientist carries out a range of experiments and standard laboratory activities and provides data and reports supporting the development of the relevant  products. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct experiments as directed by Product Transfer and Process Development Manager, and demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles, concepts and methodology governing the work performed
  • Analyse results, performing simple statistical evaluations, noting any unusual results in routine data
  • Ensure accurate, concise and up-to-date records of experimental data are maintained in laboratory notebook
  • Write internal technical reports as required, describing the results and conclusions from experiments
  • Deliver presentations as required
  • Correctly operate, understand and be able to troubleshoot all equipment/instrumentation necessary to support work
  • Perform literature and supplier searches as required
  • Determine availability of required equipment and materials
  • Contribute new ideas to solve technical problems/questions and methods used regularly
  • Manufacture reagents for internal R&D purposes
  • Manufacture reagents for pilot trials
  • Design and perform molecular assays and provide detailed lab book records
  • Familiarise self with background scientific literature relevant to the job as recommended by the Product Transfer and Process Development Manager.
  • Write up Standard Operating Procedures or Reagent Formulation Protocols
  • Support investigations in non-conformances and carry out corrective and preventive actions under the guidance of the Product Transfer and Process Development Manager and/or the QA Manager
  • The Product Transfer Team is a small team and the Associate Scientist will be required to deputise and cover the responsibilities of the Technician role in the event of their absence or support on an ad-hoc basic during busy periods as required by the Product Transfer and Process Development Manager.

Person Spec

Practical Abilities:

  • Competence in using computers for data processing and reporting of lab results
  • Ability and experience in proper handling, recording and analysing of scientific experimental data
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise written communications including reports, experimental write-ups and presentations

Knowledge/Experience:

  • A degree in a biological science
  • Good technical skills and experience in following laboratory procedures and processes
  • Ability to learn and apply new experimental techniques
  • Experience in initiating literature searches

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate experimental results in group settings as appropriate

Organisation/Administration:

Confidence to suggest improvements in methodology and solutions to practical problems within own speciality area