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Associate Scientist (Analytical)
Cosham, Hampshire
Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Temporary
Start Date:
Job Reference: 213131
Added: 22 Sep 2020
Job Description

An exceptionally exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Scientist (Analytical) to work for a leading, global company in the Life Sciences Industry.

The successful applicant will be assigned responsibility for laboratory projects as well as generation of test data to specified protocols.

Project work

  • Perform routine projects and testing with minimal supervision. Write test reports.

Test preparation

  • Review job request, relevant MSDS and fully understand requirements in accordance with laboratory SOPs
  • Determine availability of required equipment and materials - prepare or order required materials
  • Review timelines and discuss schedule conflicts or modifications with laboratory management (and project manager, where necessary)
  • Document preparation appropriately using datasheets or laboratory notebooks

Performing test

  • Assemble test apparatus
  • Correctly operate, understand and be able to troubleshoot all equipment/instrumentation necessary to support testing
  • Perform test work according to laboratory request requirements. Record raw data directly onto datasheets or into laboratory notebook. Immediately notify laboratory management of any test delays, problems or deviations

Test completion

  • Disassemble and clean test equipment and work area
  • Record any remaining test information
  • Create an accurate and timely laboratory report reflective of the laboratory request requirements. Report hours spent on project

Responsibilities specific to Analytical Laboratory

  • A member of a team of scientists working in the Analytical Laboratory performing test work to support internal R&D and external customers for the Biopharmaceutical industry.
  • The role requires generation of test data using analytical test methods to specified protocols.
  • An Associate Scientist will typically be allocated responsibility for completion of tests each week in addition to undertaking general laboratory support activities:
    • Monitor stocks of consumables and raise purchase requisitions as required. Ensure certificates of conformance are received, checked and filed for all relevant items.
    • Maintain storage areas for customer test samples, dispose of samples via the appropriate waste stream as required.
    • Assist with equipment calibration and maintenance, autoclave validation, maintenance of stocks of Pall test articles, environmental monitoring, and completion of applicable documentation.
    • Assist other members of the team to complete their defined responsibilities when required.

Supporting activities

  • Understand how various laboratory systems (including purchasing, calibration, and materials inventory) are maintained. Responsibility for maintenance of such a system may be assigned
  • Assist with general laboratory housekeeping
  • Assist with training of new staff as required
  • Attend training courses as required
  • Follow assigned work schedule and meet expected target dates

Qualifications / other requirements

  • Degree or equivalent in Science/Engineering, 0-3 years relevant work experience
  • Ability to work independently and provide scientific analysis of data (able to apply a working knowledge of scientific principles)
  • Identify issues within a project and propose solutions based on current practices
  • Use independent judgment for individual daily tasks but typically requires some degree of supervision
  • Knowledge of fundamental laboratory techniques and measurement methods
  • Practical ability to perform test work and execute work instructions
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Conversant with PC based programme
  • Work safely and comply with the company's health, safety and environmental (HSE) policies and procedures. (Mandatory- Do not Remove)
  • Adhere to general laboratory rules and maintain laboratory cleanliness
  • On occasion may need to start or finish work earlier or later depending on test requirements
  • Hold current passport as may need to travel to other Pall locations for training or assist with test work
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