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Associate Scientist 2 Development Services (Virology

  • Internship
  • Glasgow (Glasgow City)
  • Teaching

Job description

A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


The Virology team perform a wide variety of assays for the detection of infectious virus to support development and manufacturing processes within the pharmaceutical industry.  All Virology assays use live cell cultures for virus detection, with the primary detection methods being examination for cytopathic effects, haemadsorption, haemagglutination and immunofluorescence. This is a laboratory based position in which the successful candidate will inoculate and maintain virus detection assays that are required to characterise product or material safety and/or support the manufacture of biological products. The successful candidate will make scientific observations and complete & maintain all documentation to the required industry standards.


The Role


Works within the laboratory following Standard Operating Procedures and relevant compliance regulations to ensure routine and custom studies are completed on time and accurately recorded to meet appropriate scientific and GLP/GMP regulatory standards

Trains and mentors newer members of staff

Performs assay validations according to the relevant protocols

Maintains Laboratory SOP books ensuring removal of superseded versions (where appropriate)

Performs peer review of raw data records as required

Maintains stock control in the laboratory and order consumables and reagents through i-procurement

Informs relevant personnel immediately when any deviation has occurred during routine testing and acts according to instruction to raise a deviation

Carries out housekeeping and equipment checks as appropriate to ensure that laboratory compliance is maintained at all times

Performs environmental and personnel monitoring activities, updating electronic records both promptly and accurately 

Proactively implements improvements to laboratory processes and procedures to improve efficiencies and reduce waste

Actively reviews and improves working documents (Protocols, Technical Specifications, SOP’s, batch records and workbooks) via document control

Ensures a safe and healthy work environment at all times by not only complying with but actively embracing health and safety policies and procedures, ensuring the safety of yourself and others within the workplace

Actively maintains a clean, tidy and safe work environment


Who you are:


·  HND or higher qualification in Biological Sciences or a related subject
·  Proven experience in a scientific laboratory role, ideally within a contract testing laboratory environment.
·  Previous experience working in a regulated environment (GLP/GMP) would be advantageous



What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Job Requisition ID:  213694

Location:  Glasgow

Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)

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US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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