Senior Research Scientist

Location
Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
Salary
£28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted
22 Dec 2016
Closes
19 Jan 2017
Ref
00062729
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This life sciences company develops natural bioactive compounds into novel antimicrobial solutions to human and animal health-related problems and takes these solutions to the market where they can be used.

Responsibilities:

- Carry out research and development projects in natural product biotechnology both independently and under supervision of senior staff members.
- Transfer of methods from lab scale to small pilot and production scale.
- Guide innovation and modification of processes, methods and equipment.
- Conduct laboratory analysis procedures and quality control procedures as required.
- Manage inventory for R&D projects.
- Maintain appropriate records.
- Write technical reports and specifications, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as necessary.
- Assist in production and support production staff when required.
- Liaise with third parties including customers, suppliers and project partners.
- Plan, research and manage own programme of work.
- To undertake some supervision duties of research facilities.

Requirements:

Essential Requirements:

- A Degree or equivalent qualification in Chemistry or related discipline. Candidate without formal qualification but >5 years relevant experience would also be considered.
- Computer literacy (familiarity with Microsoft Office as a minimum).
- Demonstrated diagnostic and problem solving skills.
- Experience with process development and implementation.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable:

- 5 years experience in organic chemistry.
- Experience in formulation science.
- Experience working in a multidisciplinary team of Chemists, Biologist and Biochemist.
- Hands on experience of chemical extraction and purification techniques.
- A postgraduate qualification in Chemistry or related discipline would be desirable but suitable and relevant industrial experience will also be considered.
- Analytical experience using a variety of techniques
- Experience working on a small pilot scale.
- Experience working in a regulated environment.

Costs incurred by applicants for travelling to any interview granted will not be covered.