Job description Posted 29 October 2021

Laboratory Scientist

North Ayrshire

Contract until June 2022

Pay: up to £13 per hour (PAYE)

Shifts - 4 on 4 off ( 2 days followed by 2 nights 12 hour shifts. Shift uplift of £5.58 per hour)

Job Purpose

To complete the required product testing in a safe and compliant way to ensure the analysis generates accurate data to enable product disposition to be assigned.


Key Responsibilities

  • Sample, test, report and validate final products, intermediates, raw materials, and in-process samples to defined procedures
  • Consistently operate to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) standards to ensure compliant product testing
  • Maintain and calibrate a wide range of analytical equipment to ensure continual production of accurate and precise results
  • Utilize theoretical and practical knowledge to aid interpretation of results and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrate proficiency in routine laboratory information systems to interpret and report results
  • Work in a compliant manner to ensure the safety of yourself, others and the protection of the environment
  • Identify, participate and implement Continuous Improvement opportunities
  • Seek, recommend and implement Continuous Improvement opportunities to minimize waste and remove risk from business
  • Complete all actions arising from internal/external audit commitments
  • Order reference standards to support lab analysis and monitor stability cabinet and retain sample operations to ensure no detrimental impact on testing and compliance



Ideal Candidate

  • Degree/HND in appropriate scientific discipline, analytical chemistry or equivalent
  • Technical knowledge and experience of analytical science
  • Relevant experience of working without close supervision
  • Experience of participation in inter-departmental teams working on quality related problems
  • Ability to troubleshoot problem analytical methods/instrumentation and implement solutions
  • Knowledge of GMP, GLP and Regulatory issues
  • High motivation and an ability to operate within a team
  • Ability to escalate issues to Team Leader as appropriate
  • Communication and influencing skills
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (QMS) including GQMPs and GQPs
  • Knowledge of data handling laboratory systems
  • Good knowledge of relevant analytical techniques