Senior Scientist - Microbiology

Posted 04 Apr 2022

Glasgow, Glasgow - United Kingdom

Req Id 242505



A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. 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.


The Role: 


Working in our Microbiology team in Glasgow, you will provide oversight to ensure projects (including custom work) are carried out with the appropriate scientific and regulatory standards while ensuring on time delivery and compliance to quality standards (GLP / GMP). You will be responsible for providing scientific expertise to advise and support routine GLP / GMP operations, as well as leading scientific discussions during investigations and client meetings. You will maintain an in depth understanding of our services and technical principles as well as advances in the field.


The ability to maintain effective working relationships with development services, sales and laboratory personnel is critical for success in the role.


Other duties include training and mentoring of other members of the team; writing and approving GMO risk assessments; writing protocols/SOPs/workbooks and progressing Change Controls for new service introductions; monitoring assay performance and advising/implementing improvements where necessary; maintaining regulatory studies in taking the role as Study Director or Responsible Scientist and may also support lab processes.


Who you are:

  • You have a minimum of BSc. in Microbiology or associated Biological Science discipline with significant and proven experience in a scientific laboratory role, ideally within a GLP / GMP contract testing laboratory environment.

  • You are strongly focused on quality and safety

  • You have good communication and interpersonal skills

  • You have strong planning and organisational skills

  • You are self motivated with strong initiative and drive

  • You have a good standard of written and spoken English and are 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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We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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