Research Scientist

  • Location
    Reading, Berkshire
  • Category
    Science - Research and Development
  • Job type
    Temporary
  • Industry
    Science
  • External Reference
    JN-052020-129556

Research Scientist


Location: Reading


Duration: 6 months


Salary: Competitive


Description:


The successful candidate will be expected to qualify and validate the effectiveness of this approach relative to the company products and reference chemicals, confirming the accuracy and sensitivity of the techniques relative to known reference cultures, and establish the relationship relative to traditional microbiological techniques. Part of the work will be the development of a referential data base (to aid the identification of organisms from essentially a chemical `fingerprint`) with the expectation that key data will be shared externally via cross industry collaborations and publication.


Responsibilities:



  • To be trained in the operation of the equipment, sample preparation, analysis and data handling-, and subsequently be able to train others.

  • To generate statistically robust data for the validation of the technique, reference spectra library and comparison to traditional techniques.

  • To validate sample separation approaches and recovery data for the company products and reference chemistries.


Required skills and qualifications:



  • PhD in Microbiology, Bioanalytical, or a closely related discipline, with a proven lab focus and quality data generation.

  • Demonstrated skill in handling data ideally in the arena of bioinformatics, chemical spectral analysis and associated statistical analysis (PCA/MCA) and associated software.

  • Critical thinking & problem-solving skills, being able to break down problems into actionable technical learning plans and delivery using current scientific method.

  • Turning data into learnings and influencing project direction.

  • Collaboration- mature, professional, constructive behaviour within multifunctional teams both internally and with external partners.


In this role you can expect to learn how to work effectively within a global, multifunctional team. Developing and applying new capability to solve tough technical challenges within an FMCG company. Further development of technical leadership skills in a highly application driven role.


TO APPLY - Please apply with a up to date CV.

Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered.

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Please apply with your CV to: Paulina Nahaczewska