Laboratory Stewarding

Job Ref: J29693
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Biotech/Life Sciences, Medical Devices
Job Type: Contract
Date Added: 07 December 2018
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK milton road cambridge cambridgeshire UK
  • £18,500 per Annum
  • Bec Johnston2
  • 01223 235203

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SRG is pleased to be working in partnership with Oval Medical on the following student placement opportunity:

Junior Scientific Officer

The Role

Oval have a vacancy for a Junior Scientific Officer starting Summer 2019 in Cambridge, UK. This is an exciting opportunity to take a 'hands-on' technical role in a friendly and fast-moving Cambridge-based start-up company and to contribute directly to the development of a leading-edge novel technology. It is expected that students will take a full and active role in our project teams and will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to the development of our novel drug delivery technologies. Job Description

Job Title: Junior Scientific Officer Reports to: Senior Scientific Officer or Scientific Officer Location: Unit 23, Cambridge Science Park. Cambridge, CB4 0EY Job Purpose:

  • Support the development and testing of its novel autoinjector technology and testing of novel autoinjector technologies through laboratory-based work and general engineering support activities.
  • Research into and early-stage development of parenteral drug formulations.
  • Development and execution of test programmes, procedures and processes.

Overview of Main Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Testing materials, parts and drug formulations within Oval's laboratory and workshop facilities.
  • Work alongside existing team of engineers and scientists to:
    • Operate inspection equipment, mechanical rigs, manufacturing equipment.
    • Operate analytical equipment including HPLC, UV/vis spectroscopy, rheometer.
    • Identify and characterise anatomy and drug delivery sites with ultrasound or CT scans.
  • Execute test programmes, follow and support the writing of test procedures and test reports.
  • Contribute to brainstorms and team meetings.
  • Source components, equipment and consumables and work with external suppliers and subcontractors to ensure test work and laboratory work runs smoothly.
  • Source appropriate reagents to produce development drug formulations to facilitate device development.
  • Use and support company IT systems and equipment software.
  • Work with and support quality and safe working practice procedures.Any other appropriate duties relevant to the success of the company.

Personal Characteristics:

Oval are looking for self-motivated, proactive and creative students with a desire to learn and a willingness to take on challenges outside of their comfort zone.

  • Self-motivated, energetic and positive nature
  • CreativeOpen, honest, inclusive, personable
  • Adaptable, resourceful and creative
  • A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thrives in an open and less structured environment
  • A desire to learn and a willingness to take on challenges
  • Able to travel if, and when, required

Experience/Skills Required to Fulfil the Role: Completion of 2 years of a recognised degree course. This role would be most suited, but not limited to students on the following courses:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry/Biomedical Science
  • Materials Science
  • Natural Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Science

Qualifications Required: As per entry requirements for relevant degree courses.

Role interface with other departments/communication:

  • Liaise with all internal functions and personnel.
  • Present to appropriate business and technical audiences as necessary.
  • Some travel may be necessary as appropriate to project requirements.

Salary: £18,500 p.a.

How to Apply:

Please write a short paragraph (100-200 words max.) answering the following question, and send this along with your CV/Cover Letter

Question: "How could new drug delivery technologies improve the lives of patients over the next 5, 15 and 30 years?"

Application Deadline: 28th January 2019.

Interviews to be conducted from Mid-February 2019.

If you would like more information in the meantime or would like support with your application then please contact the SRG Recruitment Team on or 01223 234768 (office open hours are from 8.30am to 5.30pm)

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.

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