Scientist

Recruiter
TEVA
Location
Runcorn, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
29 Aug 2019
Closes
04 Sep 2019
Ref
1230166121
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Company Info

At Teva Runcorn, we're leaders in sterile manufacturing and we're a growing business which can offer great prospects for future progression. We make sterile products for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as pre-filled syringes and injectable devices for the treatment of conditions like Multiple Sclerosis and organ transplant.

Underpinning all of this is a highly skilled workforce; every single one of our colleagues is degree-educated and leaders in their chosen field. And this is where we have been investing most heavily. We recruit and develop the best talent in the market, and support their technical professional development through structured STEM career pathways.

Today, we employ around 500 people, working in a variety of roles encompassing everything from quality assurance, quality control, manufacturing operations, research and development, engineering, microbiology, and packaging. If you would like to work in our state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing site, a safe, clean, professional environment and have the relevant experience then we would like to hear from you!

Read more about Teva Runcorn here http://our-future

Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Scientist to join our Combination Product and Device R&D Team within our Abbots Park Site.

In this role you will provide laboratory and project support for the development of new and existing drug delivery systems which constitute the medical device aspect of a drug-device combination product. This will include: Performing and documenting laboratory work and ensuring project and shelf-life reporting milestones are achieved within agreed timescales and in compliance with cGxP, HSE and Regulatory requirements. You will also co-ordinate sample management, logistics and calibration/service of equipment within the laboratory whilst contributing to continuous improvement of lab processes.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Planning and performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations;
  • To carry out all work activities in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and regulatory guidelines
  • Sourcing, maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment, for example Tensile / Torsional force tester, Microscopes, Balances, Optical / Probe CMM.
  • Recording and interpreting results to present to senior colleagues;
  • Using computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs/tabulated results;
  • Keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability;
  • Conducting searches on identified topics relevant to the research;
  • Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks.
  • Creating, maintaining and developing laboratory documentation and processes

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Experience in Medical Device / Pharmaceutical Industry laboratory environment or other regulated industry.
  • Experience of physical testing and metrology techniques desirable (Tensile/Torsional testing, dimensional assessment techniques such as CMM)
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data, compile reports and summarise the conclusion of results.
  • Knowledge of cGMP/GLP and ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management Systems
  • Experience/Knowledge of laboratory management/calibration requirements
  • Knowledge of Statistical Techniques, such as hypothesis testing and Gauge R&R
  • Physical test Method Development and Validation
  • Ability to complete tasks on time with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lead and drive a task / package of work to completion
  • Adaptable, with high work standards and attention to detail.
  • Good communicator and team worker.
  • IT literate with experience using Microsoft Office Software and ideally statistical software packages such as Minitab or JMP.

Qualifications
  • Degree qualification in relevant Science and/or Engineering discipline

What We Offer/Company Benefits
  • 24 days paid holiday per year excluding all bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Income protection
  • Plus a number of flexible benefits including: Buy and Sell Annual Leave, Cycle to work scheme, Spouse Life Insurance, Childcare vouchers, Gymflex, Dental insurance, Healthcare cash plan, Eye care vouchers, Teva Your store - Online and in store discounts and cashback

Teva's Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

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