Laboratory Scientist - Does Formulations/ Harrogate, UK

Recruiter
Covance
Location
Harrogate
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
12 Mar 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

We are currently recruiting for a Laboratory Scientist I to join our Toxicology Analytical Department in Harrogate. It is an exciting opportunity that will offer you the chance to become part of an exceptionally talented staff community that helps to bring the miracle of medicine to the market sooner.

Job Summary:

Laboratory Scientist will ensure the accurate preparation of a wide variety of formulations. They will assist in the daily operation of the department. Laboratory Scientist will supervise and train junior staff and take on additional supervisory roles when necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Full participation in Company Quality Programme.
- Should have the attitude and capability to perform any supervisory role that is required and act as a deputy to the area supervisor in their absence.
- To undergo training in relevant modules of departmental programmes and to attend any other training recommended by the Manager.
- To ensure full compliance with GLP/SOPs at all times.
- To resolve any problems which may prevent efficient operation of studies and to liaise with supervisors and the Manager where necessary.
- To abide by company/departmental safety regulations at all times and to ensure that the staff of the department comply.
- To supervise and train junior staff and to ensure their work is of the correct standard.
- To ensure operational areas are maintained in a clean and tidy state.
- To assist in the planning and scheduling of studies.
- To ensure that good communication and working relationships are maintained within the department and with the department's customers.
- To be aware of resources of the department such as stores requisitions and outside purchasing.
- Ensure time-sheets are accurately completed to ensure accurate study financial records.
- To respond constructively to QA comments and to convey these comments to the relevant personnel.
- To carry out method development work and the setting up of studies, liasing with Study Directors and clients when necessary.
- To carry out any duties not specified but might reasonably be expected of a Laboratory Scientist 1.

Education / Qualifications

- BSc (Hons) in Chemistry or Equivalent
- A Level standard or equivalent education required, including Maths and Science
- GCSE grade A-C standard or equivalent in 5+ subjects including Maths, English and Chemistry Required: For Competent
- Promotion from Lab Tech 2 on completion of relevant training modules and satisfactory performance/appraisals , preferably a minimum of 1-2 years previous TAS experience

Experience

- Not essential if direct Graduate entry.
- 1-2 years relevant operational experience will be needed for lesser qualification entry.

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