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Analytical Scientist - 10 month contract

Coleford, Gloucestershire

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Overview & Job Purpose

The Technical Services Team provides a range of analytical methods to assist R&D with nutritional claim substantiation, due diligence, labelling and ingredient stability. As an analytical scientist, you will work both with a team, and independently, to undertake a range of routine and investigative analyses.
The quality and consumer experience of our products is critical to market success, so this role can have a major impact on BU success via ensuring product claims and physical stability are maintained.

Key Responsibilities, Scope for Decision Making, KPIs

  • To assist and support the delivery of new products, claims and technology development programmes that contribute to the growth requirements of the Business using chemical analysis
  • Conduct analytical testing of samples submitted for routine testing
  • Conduct analytical assessment of raw materials
  • Conduct analytical testing of samples as part of stability testing protocols
  • To accurately record results of analysis within LIMS in order to track and report product performance
  • Planning/Organizing prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently
  • Assistance with the development and updating of SOPs and laboratory documentation
  • Support any external or internal audits where required
  • To support the laboratory operation in line with calibration and maintenance requirements
  • To ensure all laboratory work is carried out in accordance with GLP to support laboratory accreditation and in line with COSHH and H&S procedures
  • To participate in internal and external Quality control programmes and proficiency testing
  • Work with the Senior Analytical Scientists to explore technologies / methodologies and analytical method development to deliver the agreed programme on time and on budget

Primary Interactions

  • Internally: R&D – Senior Analytical Scientists, Analytical scientist, Junior Analytical Scientist and trainees, Project Managers/leaders, Developers, Regulatory, Microbiology Scientists, Sensory, TDMS, Quality, Technical Managers and BU Marketing and CI teams.
  • Externally: Third party laboratories, Co-packers and bottlers

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Degree in Analytical Chemistry, Food Science or related subject with chemistry content.
  • Demonstrates practical experience in a related industry or university.
  • Good knowledge of analytical methods including GC, GC/MS, HPLC, HPLC/MS, IC, HunterLab Colourimeter, and UV-Vis spectroscopy.
  • Good knowledge of GLP & COSHH.

Key Competencies & Skills

  • Demonstrates “Our Yatte Minahare Way”
  • Methodical worker able to accurately report results to key stakeholders
  • Good communication skills
  • Seeks continuous improvement.
  • Language skills: fluent English.