Associate Scientist 2

Posted 12 Mar 2020

Glasgow, Scotland - United Kingdom

Req Id 203988


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Your role: As an Associate Scientist II, working within our Molecular team, you will be responsible for the performance of routine and custom GLP/GMP studies and good housekeeping, equipment maintenance and stock control to ensure the smooth running of the laboratories. The Molecular team performs a wide variety of assays to support development and manufacturing processes within the pharmaceutical industry, making scientific observations and completing documentation to the required industry standards. Responsibilities include working within the laboratory following Standard Operating Procedures and relevant compliance regulations to ensure routine studies are completed on time and accurately recorded to meet appropriate scientific and GLP/GMP regulatory standards.


Who you are:

  • Educated to minimum of HND level in Molecular Biology or associated Biological Science discipline
  • Previous experience working within a scientific laboratory role.
  • Ideally have prior experience working to GLP/GMP in a similar working environment
  • Have knowledge/experience in PCR, Gel electrophoresis, Nucleic acid extractions, DNA sequencing and Southern blotting
  • Ability to priorities own workload and work within a fast-paced environment
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Must be highly self-motivated, with strong initiative, facing challenges with energy, drive and the need to finish
  • Will have a strong focus on quality and safety
  • Demonstrate strong planning and organisational skills, and the ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate, ideally with prior knowledge of working with LIMS

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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