As a Development Scientist within our Microbiology Division you’ll report to the R&D Group Manager and be supervised by the Senior Development Scientist for Purchasing Support. You’ll work to evaluate new or replacement raw materials for use in Culture Media and Supplements as part of the Purchase Authority process. This role has no budget or line management responsibilities.
You’ll be part of a team of employees who share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.
As a Development Scientist you will be jointly accountable for the following, in the area of prepared and dehydrated culture media and associated products:
- Contribution to and understanding of the New and Replacement Raw Materials Purchase Authority (PA) system.
- Execution and planning of small PA projects in agreement with internal customer requirements
- Interpretation of internal inspection plans and accurate implementation of microbiological and chemical practical techniques
- Execution of PA projects to agreed schedules ensuring timely delivery
- Production of high quality laboratory reports to the specified format for PAs in a timely manner
- Drawing conclusions from the data that are appropriate to the aims of the PA project
- Presentation of information regarding PA projects in an appropriate style for use by various internal customers e.g. QA, Marketing, Purchasing and QC
- Assisting in managing the workflow of PA projects, ensuring priority is given to the most critical activities
- Producing progress reports in accordance with project timetables
- Fulfilling the responsibilities of the position as defined in the Thermo Fisher Scientific Health, Safety and Environmental policies and associated Codes of Practice and actively promoting Health and Safety awareness
- Have a degree or equivalent in microbiology or a microbiology related topic
- Competent in basic scientific techniques
- Experience of techniques used in microbiology laboratories including microbiological testing of food or clinical samples would be desirable but not essential.
Proficiency with office software packages including Excel and Word is required.
Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 10th February 2017