Scientist I – Metals Job at Mondelez International Reading
Mondelēz International’s Reading Science Centre provides unique opportunities in the provision of scientific analysis, research, consultancy and training to its parent company and the wider food and pharmaceutical sectors. Operating as Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), we apply leading-edge science with integrity and service to exceed expectations and deliver greater value to our clients.
In RSSL we are customer focused, science led and results driven. The RSSL Metals laboratory performs a wide range of analytical analyses for a variety of food, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and supports Mondelez research and innovation.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Scientist I – Metals.
This role is key in performing a range of routine and investigative analyses ensuring that projects are completed effectively and meet the customer’s contractual agreements. Perform chemical analysis and report work in accordance with the quality standards. This role focuses on the analysis of products using techniques such as Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS).
Working as part of an efficient analytical team, you will provide high quality customer service at all times by ensuring effective organisation of assigned workload, integrity of analytical data generated and timely/accurate provision of results.
Perform a range of routine analysis using ICP-MS, ICP-OES and AAS under minimal supervision of a senior member of staff.
Method validation following protocols, basic maintenance and troubleshooting of lab equipment.
Transcription checking for factual data (e.g. reagents) and review non Good Manufacturing Practice projects on LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)
Be proficient in the use of generic and specific software packages required for the role: Laboratory’s LIMS system, Q-Pulse
Will be expected to work in different laboratories if the demand is required.
Quality Environment Health and Safety :
Provide training in routine activities and methods, supervise and train junior members of the team as required and ensure training records are accurate
Work to the highest standards of safety and quality by ensuring that appropriate Control Of Substances to Health Regulations (COSHH), risk assessments and Standard Operating Procedures are are understood and followed
Understand and work to the requirements of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), maintain a clean, tidy and safe working environment.
This could be the opportunity you are looking for if :
Educated to Degree in a relevant scientific discipline or equivalent relevant experience in a laboratory (required)
Sound understanding of basic lab equipment and metals techniques e.g. ICP-MS, ICP-OES and AAS (preferred)
Practical experience in sample preparation (e.g. ashing, microwave digestion, hotplate digestion) and analysis using ICP-MS, ICP-OES and AAS (preferred)
Scientific understanding and ability to conduct chemical analysis in relevant area under supervision (required)
Experience of working in a regulated environment (preferred)
English fluency (written and spoken) (required)
We pride ourselves on having a high performing and collaborative culture where we offer support and development to enhance your career and develop your knowledge and skills.
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful International business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.
Please be aware that this role may require handling of materials that may contain chemicals, solvents and allergens, and the appropriate protective wear will be supplied.
RSSL website: https://www.rssl.com/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RSSLServices
LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/107107
About the Company
Company: Mondelez International
Company Location: Reading