Scientist

Recruiter
Crunchposter Limited
Location
Edinburgh
Posted
11 Sep 2018
Closes
18 Sep 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Scientist
Edinburgh
£19,700 - £23,000 Per Annum (Depending on Experience)

The IOM is a major independent centre of scientific excellence in the fields of occupational and environmental health, hygiene and safety. Our mission is to benefit those at work and in the community by providing quality research, consultancy and training in health, hygiene and safety and by maintaining our independent, impartial position as an international centre of excellence.

The Scientist Role
We are seeking to appoint a Scientist to join the SAFENANO Section in our Analytical Division. The post holder will work on a variety of nanosafety-related consultancy and research projects undertaken by the Section, with a focus on the measurement and data analysis of particulate emissions from processes in the workplace and chemical safety consultation.

The principal technical and administrative duties would include:

* Conducting instrumental measurement surveys and assessing workplaces, as part of a team, to identify and evaluate potential exposures to hazards, using state-of-the-art real-time instruments (e.g. CPC, FMPS, SMPS, DustTrak etc) and sampling devices to gather data on particulate emissions from manufacturing processes and nanomaterial handling activities;
* Analysis and interpretation of measurement data and the contextual observations gathered during site-visits to workplaces;
* Conducting relevant laboratory experiments and analysis in the study of materials safety;
* Supporting CLP and REACH assessments for chemicals.
* Supporting the reporting and preparing MSDS of chemicals for clients.
* Writing client reports and contributing to articles for peer-reviewed publication;
* Contributing to the development of proposals in the pursuit of consultancy and research opportunities;
* Supporting the development and maintenance of the SAFENANO website.

Requirements for the Scientist Role

* HND or BSc in a physical or applied science subject.
* Work experience, within a laboratory environment would be advantageous.
* Experience with data analysis.
* Experience of project- or client-focussed working.
* IT skills: MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
* Accuracy and attention to detail.
* Proven analytical and problem solving capacity.
* Ability to keep a track of a range of activities and demands.
* Creative thinker to improve effectiveness and identify new approaches to solve problems.

Training will be provided and candidates should be prepared to travel overseas.

Benefits

* 34 days holiday, including bank holidays (Leave year runs from 1 st Feb - 31 st January)
* Group personal pension with up to 5% employer contribution
* Income protection and death in service schemes (Applicable, if a member of the pension scheme)
* Flexible benefits platform available for staff

If you feel you are suitable for our Scientist position, please apply now.

Keywords:
Scientist, Laboratory, Chemical Safety, Experiments, Analytical Scientist, Applied Scientist, Research Projects, Chemical Safety, SAFENANO.

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