Job description Posted 28 September 2022

Associate Scientist / Lab Technician - GSK0JP00096990


£16.30 per hour PAYE, £21 per hour Umbrella

12 month contract

Location: Ware, Hertfordshire

Job Purpose:  

  • To provide technical support in the development of drug product formulations and associated manufacturing processes. Conduct duties as listed below, plus any other tasks as requested by team leader or supervisor.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • With supervision, executes formulation and process development activities based on established protocols and procedures
  • With supervision, assists in the manufacture of batches of product as required, e.g. for process development, stability studies or clinical trials
  • Maintains cleanliness in own work area and in communal work areas
  • Operates equipment for which he/she is trained independently with due regard for GMP and Safety
  • Works to GMP
  • Demonstrates timely & reliable recording of laboratory data in LabWare, IDBS electronic lab notebook (ELB) or other suitable systems in accordance with company policy and legal requirements.
  • Performs data management tasks including recording results effectively and in compliance with departmental guidelines in a laboratory notebook or computer with minimal supervision (e.g. tabulating and graphing results). 
  • Performs data lifecycle tasks, including archiving of paper and electronic documentation.
  • Consults with supervisor when difficulties arise that cannot be readily resolved
  • Prepares oral or written summaries of results
  • Attends regular safety training and is fully aware of safety requirements for his/her laboratory/working environment
  • Follows safe Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices
  • Maintains accurate and complete safety records consistent with company policy and legal requirements
  • Recognises potential safety problems and takes action to rectify them

Basic Requirements:

  • Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline or working towards relevant qualification
  • Demonstrates competence in proper handling, recording and analyzing scientific experimental data
  • Has good knowledge of GMP requirements, SOPs and policies
  • Understands the basic principles, concepts and methodology governing the work

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Can learn and apply new experimental techniques