Test Substance Controller

Full Time
Analytical Chemistry
Brixham Devon
Competitive

Scymaris Ltd are 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 Analytical Chemistry Team, 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:

• Follow standard operating procedures (SOP’s), maintaining accurate and up to date records.

• Commit to ongoing training opportunities.

• Responsible for the research sample lifecycle from sample dispatch through to the disposal or return of the material to clients.

• The job holder will be trained as a deputy radiation protection supervisor in the handling, administration and disposal of radiochemical test substances (14C and 3H).

• The job holder will be trained as a Biological Safety Officer in the handling, administration and disposal of imported soils.

• Conduct the identification, data capture, and resolution of discrepancies during sample receipt and highlight to any responsible client and study personnel.

• Conduct all work in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and specifically regulations Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), or master service agreements governing the work in which they are involved.

• Coordinate with operational teams with dispensing and management of test items.

• Manage and plan individual workload in collaboration with the team so that deadlines are met.

• 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.

• Maintain chemical inventories and interact with suppliers as required.

Candidates should possess the following skills/qualifications:

• GCSE OR A Level OR equivalent experience in a scientific discipline such as Chemistry OR Environmental sciences.

• 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., use of balances, pipettes, standard preparation, standard laboratory equipment.

• Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.

The ideal candidate will possess:

• Experience with interpreting safety data sheet (SDS information), OR laboratory sample receipt OR general administration experience would be beneficial.

• Exceptional organizational and communication skills paired with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

• Energetic and proactive with a close attention to detail.

• Strong interest in science and environmental issues and willingness to continuously learn.

• Knowledge or experience of working to GLP (or other quality management system).

• Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a successful cross functional team.

• Ability to learn new skills, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.

We offer candidates:

• Competitive salary and company pension

• Employee Assistance Program supporting wellbeing, mental, financial and physical Health. Including employee perks and discounts

• Team environment, collaborative and supportive culture with personal interest in individual development.

• Unparalleled facilities with the latest analytical instrumentation and laboratory equipment.

• Significant opportunity for professional development in the areas of; regulatory compliance, training in the use of technical apparatus, training in quality systems, Good Laboratory Practice, (GLP), & data integrity.

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.

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter to: careers@scymaris.com. The closing date for applications is 25th November 2022.

This is to help our global client base better understand the impact of their chemicals in the environment. Due to continued growth Scymaris can offer truly exciting and impactful job opportunities, and unrivalled training & development support.

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