Senior Scientist - Contract Research

£0 per annum
08 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
William Blohm
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Scientist - Contract Research

The role sits within a project based team, developing, validating and running analytical methods across a variety of matrices via the use of a number of instrumental techniques, including chromatography and mass spectrometry. The role will also involve evaluation of new and existing technologies, interaction with clients, interpretation of scientific data, production of comprehensive scientific reports and presentation of data to internal and external audiences. Projects should be delivered on time and to the requirements set by our clients, regulatory bodies and quality system.

Key accountabilities
Provision of scientific leadership within the laboratory
Planning and conducting analytical work using appropriate techniques and in accord with the appropriate regulatory standards
Development and validation of assays, including sample extraction, chromatography and mass spectrometry
Analysis of samples using LC-MS and/or GC-MS techniques
Critical assessment and interpretation of scientific data
Production of scientific reports and peer-reviewed papers
As part of the team, ensure that operational targets are met and exceeded where possible
Presentation of scientific data to internal and external audiences

Candidate specification:

Required knowledge, experience and technical skills

Degree or higher in an appropriate subject
Sound scientific knowledge with practical experience of chromatography and mass spectrometry, including method development
Ability to act as a reference point to assist colleagues operationally and scientifically
Ability to make rational and timely decisions, using knowledge, experience and advice
Ability to interpret, and draw conclusions from, scientific evidence.
Good communicator, able to convey written and spoken information accurately and concisely

Preferred knowledge, experience and technical skills

History of publication within peer-reviewed journals or production of scientific reports
Knowledge of quality systems (ISO 17025 or GLP) is desirable
Essential competencies and behaviours

Attention to detail and time management
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Highly motivated and pro-active attitude
Able to provide leadership within the laboratory
Good organisational skills with the ability to independently manage scientific projects
Understand and conform to any confidentiality agreements in place
Willing/able to learn new tasks and to train and supervise others

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