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Scientist I (Indicative Salary Grade SG7)
Great Britain & Ireland
South East & London
The RSSL pharmaceutical laboratory performs a wide range of analytical contracts for a variety of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and supports Kraft research and innovation. This position will be responsible for performing a range of standard testing and specialised GC analyses in the pharmaceutical laboratory to GMP quality standards. This position will require hands-on experience of various GC configurations and equipment maintenance/repair as well as sound data processing and basic interpretation skills. Contractual obligations may expand responsibilities to include the use of LC, dissolution and stability testing and classical analytical chemistry. This is a local role based at the RSSL site in Reading and it constitutes a support function for the Pharmaceutical laboratory. This role is classified as SG7.
Undertake a range of routine and investigative analyses, primarily by GC but may also include LC and classical analytical chemistry methods. Work as part of an efficient analytical team. Work in an organised manner within tight deadlines to ensure that analysis is completed within expected time scales. Take responsibility as required for either specific projects and/or specific areas of general laboratory and/or sample administration. Gain necessary competence in the use of the Laboratory�s LIMS system to process analysis. Able to assist with the training and development of junior staff. Help maintain a clean, tidy and safe working environment. Assist and contribute to the maintenance of RSSL�s quality systems. Contribute to Kraft�s Innovation and Research projects, as required. Contribute to RSSL�s Emergency Response Service (ERS). Will be expected to work in different laboratories if the demand is required. Assist with client queries as appropriate and represent RSSL in a professional manner at all times. Learn and expand on analytical techniques.
- Educated to Degree / HNC level in the relevant scientific discipline or relevant laboratory experience with proven practical laboratory skills in GC. - Evidence of flexible and adaptable working behaviours to meet customer/ business requirements. - Computer literate with good, verbal and written communication. - Working knowledge of GMP highly desirable. - Dextrous and co-ordinated. - Able to work as part of a team. - Able to take responsibility for projects. - Customer orientated. - Able to organise own work to maximum output. - Ability to be able to problem-solve. - Working knowledge of GMP
Key Performance Indicators
The Job Holder�s main challenge is to perform standard analysis accurately to agreed timescales. The Pharmaceuticals Laboratory is a busy and varied laboratory and the Job Holder must take responsibility for his/her own work and interact efficiently with other members of the team. Success in this role will be measured through a balance of qualitative and quantitative performance measures. These will form part of your annual objectives. - Flexibility to meet section goals. Departmental KPI�s for adherence to service level agreements. - Contribution to timely clearance of audit observations in area of responsibility. - Feedback from quality survey questionnaires on work, service and timescale parameters. - Contribution to the maintenance and progress of quality and health and safety procedures as measured by the number of outstanding quality/EHS actions. - Contribution to the identification and implementation of new technology and/or process efficiencies. - Feedback from staff and colleagues on their development, motivation and training.
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Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is Friday 8th April 2011.
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