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Laboratory Assistant

Within this high-throughput chemistry testing laboratory, you will support and manage daily lab operation, holding a high level of responsibility for general laboratory conduct and ensuring company’s targets are met through effective scheduling and resourcing of daily work tasks.

 

RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Ensure efficient and timely operations, meeting internal commitments and minimising any down time or production delays.

  • Lab equipment/consumables purchasing, technical details discussions and price negotiation

  • Lab administration

  • Project reporting, updating and writing

  • Grant application

  • Measure and present KPIs

  • Planning, both short and long term

  • Ensure all Quality Control testing of finished products and intermediates is performed.

  • Ensure testing of raw materials, intermediates and finished products is performed.

  • Organise Validation and method development and method transfer activities

  • Author, review and/or authorise technical documents not limited to method development, validation, transfer, CSV, equipment

  • Review analytical and experimental work

  • Use of LIMS/LabSolutions/Eupry

  • Develop Specifications and Standard Operating Procedures including safe systems of work and approved for all activities and operations undertaken by Analytical lab staff; ensuring they are as per current GMP guidelines and pharmacopoeial requirements.

  • Drive change management for introduction of new / improved methods and validation of new equipment.

  • Training of new staff and ongoing training of staff in new or improved methods. Ensure training documents are kept up to date.

  • Promote safety within the laboratory areas, leading by example and guiding analysts, ensuring correct signage and maintaining COSHH documentation for safe operations within the lab.

  • Support inspections and audits of lab and related facilities and ensure that any adverse observations and findings are fully evaluated and suitable CAPA’s implemented and closed out in a timely manner to fully address the deficiencies raised.

  • To uphold company procedures and comply with UK chemical regulations at all times.

  • Any other tasks as assigned

 

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of what the general responsibilities will be, and that the job description may be subject to changes according to the requirements of the organisation. You will be expected to complete all tasks within the level of your skill and ability.

SKILLS:

  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Results orientated and organized with the ability to plan and deliver against deadlines

  • Highly self-motivated and ambitious in achieving goals

  • Proven analytical problem-solving skills

  • Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including MS Office skills (analysis & formulas) and PowerPoint, LIMS

  • Ability to form and maintain excellent customer relationships

  • Pro-active, highly professional communication skills

  • Positive, confident and determined approach

  • Self-starter and able to motivate others

  • Flexible and works well under pressure

  • Ability to communicate concise technical information with clarity

  • Good Time Management in a high flow through laboratory

  • Fact finding

  • Flexible approach to changing priorities

  • Attention to detail

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related discipline

  • Line management experience is a plus

  • Knowledge and experience of: purchase budgets, regulation updates and influence it has on the company

  • Experience in a fast paced, high growth environment

  • Produce effective reports to be distributed both internally/externally

  • Strong technical and statistical knowledge

  • a minimum of 3 years’ experience within a laboratory setting, have a flair for motivating and developing your team as well as an eye for identifying potential improvements in the laboratory.

BENEFIT:

  • Agile business with a start-up and entrepreneurial feel

  • Ambitious growth plans

  • Strong salary package including bonus structure

  • Opportunities to further your career within the UK [function] structure

  • 20 days holiday, additional annual leave purchase (up to 3 days)

  • Employee recognition & incentives

  • Pension (3% employer and 5% employee)

  • Company events

WORKING LOCATION: In-person; White City, London

APPLICATION QUESTION(S):

  • Are you comfortable to commute to our working location?

  • Are you eligible for working in the UK?

  • Are you comfortable to travel for business ?

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