Manufacturing Scientist

Zoek Pin Edinburgh, Scotland

22000.0000 - 29000.0000

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 16 days ago

Manufacturing Scientist
Permanent
Edinburgh
£25,000-£30,000

Kelly Services, working with a global Biotech company are keen to speak with Manufacturing Scientists to work at our client's site in Edinburgh.
Reporting to the Senior Manufacturing Scientist, the role will involve the culture of human induced pluripotent stem cells, their differentiation to terminally derived specific cell type products, in conjunction with the manufacture of associated cell culture media reagents, all of which are a core part of the business.
This will involve working in our well-equipped modern laboratories following our SOP controlled processes. The role also includes scheduling and tracking manufacture/production runs and reporting back to Senior Manufacturing Scientist.

The Scientist will show initiative and pro-activeness in their accountabilities.
Areas of responsibility
Manufacture/Production
· Work independently and efficiently to carry out high quality cell culture. To include generating, expanding, maintaining, and banking cellular material in a timely fashion using proven manufacturing SOPs
· Ensure that all products manufactured in house are of high quality and consistent across different batches
· Quality and Continuous Improvement
· Processes and feeding back these improvements into SOPs in a controlled manner
· Ensure all manufacturing processes (SOP's) relating to the Quality Management System are
· always used
· Ensure that all laboratory manufacturing work is accurately recorded in appropriate Batch History
· Records as required by the relevant SOP and provides accountability and traceability of the batches
· 5S, lean manufacturing initiatives suggestions for improvements
· Coordinate with R&D on product transfers and improvements
· Aid investigating NCRs & CAPAs to resolution
Facilities and House Keeping
· Performing daily laboratory housekeeping activities, including but not limited to cleaning of laboratories, stock control and waste disposal
· Completion of laboratory notebooks and standard forms in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and good documentation practice
· Preparation and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures
· Assist with managing the day to day running of the lab
Reporting and Communication
· Interact with other members of the laboratory team to provide meaningful exchange of information
· Interact professionally with colleagues
· Provide regular feedback to line manager/other members of the laboratory team
· Assist in the running of the lab
· Coordinating with the leadership team
Health and Safety
· Follow all local health and safety rules
· Communicate and share good practice
· Promote and foster a culture of health and safety compliance
Supply Chain
· Coordinating with Supply Chain for resupply of raw materials, consumable, equipment, shipping requirements, validation, QC, etc
· Ordering of consumables and tracking of stock through the laboratory

The post holder will have the following experience, skills, and attributes:
· BSc/MSc. in a biological science and 2-3 years of relevant post-graduation laboratory experience
· Extensive experience of culturing primary cells and or cell lines with excellent asceptic technique.
· Experience of maintaining/differentiating human stem cells, ideally induced pluripotent stem cells.
· Knowledge of cell-based assays, immunocytochemistry and PCR.
· Ability to learn tasks quickly and become independent.
· Ability to correctly interpret data.
· Excellent organisational and planning skills.
· Computer literate: Microsoft office programmes including word and Excel.

We are looking to speak to driven individuals with a strong team ethic, who can plan and manage time and work effectively and efficiently.

Is aware of their responsibilities to colleagues and to the company, with the aim of achieving the company goals to a consistently high standard

  • Willingness to assist and help others achieve these goals
  • Has a can-do attitude
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Highly numerate.
  • IT literacy - particularly Excel and other analytics tools.
  • Able to deliver work on time and on a regular basis without prompting.
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Able to draw conclusions from and make sense of data.
  • Improvement-focussed.
  • Team-focussed.
  • Collaborative approach

Some paid weekend work is required for this role on a rota basis.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this position, please send a CV or contact the Kelly Scientific Team in Newcastle.

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As an Equal Opportunities employer we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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