Scymaris Ltd is based at the Brixham Laboratory site located in Devon, England where specialized laboratory services have been provided for over 65 years. We provide high quality aquatic (marine and freshwater) ecotoxicology, environmental fate and analytical chemistry services to the global pharmaceutical, agrochemical and chemical industries. Our goal is to help our clients understand the lifecycle of chemicals in our environment and the impact this has on the ecosystem.
The job holder will work as part of an experienced team; within the chemistry department, initially on a supervised basis and subsequently on an unsupervised basis as they learn to manage their work priorities to meet expected deadlines. Key accountabilities and responsibilities within the role:
· Maintain chemical inventories and interact with suppliers as required.
· Follow standard operating procedures (SOP’s), maintaining accurate and up to date records.
· Ensure sample receipt is affected in an accurate and timely manner. Liaising with customers to ensure correct information is available.
· Operation of laboratory equipment including calibrating equipment; preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, maintaining equipment inventories.
· To support a positive culture of safety to help the laboratory meet all health and safety requirements.
· Contribute to the success of projects by delivering results on time, to the highest possible standard, proactively engaging with colleagues where appropriate.
· A flexible working style is imperative and the job holder will be expected to work closely with their supervisor and other team members to deliver projects where priorities can change.
· This is an exciting opportunity for any candidate that has a genuine interest in Science.
· In time the individual will help with developing and validating analytical methods in support of ecotoxicology, environmental fate, physical chemistry, and standalone studies.
Preparing samples for analysis, using a variety of sample preparation tools.
Author analytical method protocols, SOP’s and reports.
The ideal candidate would possess the following skills:
· Positive, can-do attitude with desire to learn new skills.
· Enthusiasm in science with a motivation of making contributions in a multi-discipline team environment.
· Experience of chemistry practical work. e.g. Titrations, standard preparation, GCSE or A-level practical work.
· Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.
· Desired qualifications; Relevant A-levels or 5 GCSE's A*- C (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science.
We offer candidates:
Significant opportunity for progression and professional development such as; training in the use of technical apparatus, conducting sample preparation tasks, methodology for sampling, use of laboratory instrumentation, lab operations, training in quality systems, Good laboratory practise, (GLP).
This Job Description provides an overview of the principal accountabilities of the post and accountabilities will include but will not be limited to those detailed. It is anticipated that the content of roles will evolve and change over time and such the balance of duties within the job description will change within the broad remit of the post.