Scientist - 2892

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    Reading, Berkshire

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    Kate Stevens

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    13 weeks

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Up to £18.75 consolidated rate

Research & Development


An opportunity has arisen for a Scientist to work for this international confectionery manufacturer based at their research facility in Reading.

Position Description:

  • Provide high quality customer service always by ensuring effective organisation of assigned workload, integrity of analytical data generated and timely/accurate provision of results.
  • Perform a range of routine analysis using PCR under minimal supervision of a senior member of staff.
  • Perform method validation following protocols.
  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting of lab equipment.
  • Perform transcription checking for factual data (e.g. reagents) and review non GMP projects on LIMS.
  • Be proficient in the use of generic and specific software packages required for the role: Laboratorys LIMS system and Q-Pulse.
  • Provide training in routine activities and methods.
  • Take responsibility as required for elements of specific projects and/or specific areas of general laboratory/sample administration

Skills Required:

  • DNA Extraction, PCR, Polyacrylamide, Gel Electrophoresis

Experience Required:

  • Practical experience in DNA Extraction, End Point PCR, Real Time PCR and Gel Electrophoresis
  • Scientific understanding and ability to conduct chemical analysis in relevant area under supervision
  • Practical experience of working to UKAS standards
  • Educated to Degree in a relevant scientific discipline or equivalent relevant experience in a laboratory
  • Good understanding of basic lab equipment including Balances, Auto Pipettes, Centrifuges, Incubators, Water Baths, Plate Reader, Laminar Flow Cabinets, PCR Machines and Gel Electrophoresis equipment

Education Required:

  • Educated to Degree in a relevant scientific discipline e.g. Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or equivalent relevant experience in a laboratory.

Additional Information:

  • To be Based at Reading until June 2019 when the role and department will move to Wokingham
  • Monday to Thursday - 9:00-5:00PM
  • Friday - 9:00-4:45PM

If you would like to apply for the role, please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

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