Senior Scientist

We are looking for a Senior Scientist to join our Laboratories team, where you will be part of a leading international FMCG organisation manufacturing cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. We are offering a salary of £25,000 - £32,000 along with a generous benefits package including 25 days holiday plus Bank holidays. BCM Laboratories are a centre of excellence for chemical and microbiological testing of pharmaceutical and beauty products. Offering excellent customer service and technical support to our customers and building long lasting partnerships. We are a large laboratory that covers a range of different chemical and microbiological testing, including method development and validation, stability, starting materials, release and import testing. We carry out testing to support our internal factory customers as well as external contracts. Due to the variety of testing within the laboratory we are looking for someone who is flexible and happy to work across different areas of the laboratory as workload and priorities change. Full training is provided for all relevant tasks. The Senior Scientist role is a permanent role Monday to Friday with flexible office working hours. As the Senior Scientist you will be responsible for: Supervising, mentoring and training other laboratory staff and providing technical expertise to other areas of the business where necessary. Providing the appropriate technical knowledge and sound judgement to interpret data and regulatory requirements in order to make appropriate quality decisions and recommendations to customers and cross functional teams. Proactively communicate any problems and delays to projects and escalate through appropriate routes. Ensuring all testing complies with GMP and the relevant regulatory requirements. Supporting a positive culture of safety to ensure the laboratory meets all health and safety requirements. Supervising other members of staff and deputise for Team Leader where appropriate. To be successful in the Senior Scientist role you will have: A degree level education within a relevant field.
• Experience in developing analytical methods for GC, HPLC or ICP. Knowledge of method validation in accordance with ICH Q2 is also desirable. At least 3 years' experience working in a GMP testing laboratory. A sound knowledge of pharmaceutical and cosmetic testing. Strong analytical thinking and problem resolution skills. As the Senior Scientist you will be entitled to: A competitive salary based on experience ranging from £25,000 - £32,000 25 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays On-site parking with site security Opportunity to be part of an international company (Fareva) Onsite subsidised Café Cycle to Work Scheme Defined contribution Pension scheme Life Assurance Employee Assistance Programme Rewards for long serving employees (holidays and vouchers)

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