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QC Scientist

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Company Details
Industry: Health care
Description: Helena Biosciences is a leading global manufacturer of specialist IVD equipment and novel clinical assays meeting the needs of leading healthcare organisations around the world. The company has a niche speciality in high-tech capillary electrophoresis and haemostasis technologies and reagents designed to automate precision in disease diagnosis. The company is moving forward with key technologies in automation, touch-screen software and ground-breaking clinical assays that hope to revolutionise non-invasive blood testing. The company is looking for intelligent, analytical and dynamic individuals to help progress the company’s success in the global market.
Job Description

Reporting to the QC Manager your primary responsibility would be to undertake relevant Quality Control (QC) laboratory duties in a timely and efficient manor as directed by QC procedure and with reference to the QC Manager.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To perform scientific and associated tasks within the QC department, following QC protocols to provide quality control over the range of Helena Europe Electrophoresis / Haemostasis products.
  2. To assist the QC Manager in the organising of assigned work on a day-to-day basis being aware of the urgency of products and the time taken for tasks to be undertaken to achieve target turnaround times.
  3. To develop and maintain specialist knowledge of the equipment used within the QC department with respect to regular maintenance and first-line trouble shooting.
  4. To develop, maintain and apply theoretical Electrophoresis / Haemostasis knowledge to support routine QC work, external quality assurance participation and research and development opportunities.
  5. To work in accordance to Health and Safety and COSHH guidelines when handling reagents and chemicals used in automated and manual techniques. Complying with all statutory and site safety regulations.
  6. To identify shortcomings or detrimental trends to product performance, raising these with the QC Manager and assisting with appropriate implementation of any resultant action.
  7. To maintain the stock of retained products.
  8. To carry out other duties as directed by the Managing Director, commensurate with the position and status.

Key Skills Required

  • Good laboratory practice.
  • Good Life Science background.
  • Sound knowledge/interest in Electrophoresis and / or Haemostasis.
  • Competent in the use of the Internet and Microsoft Windows programs including Word, Excel Power Point, and other statistical analysis software.
  • Competent mathematician and statistician.
  • Able to work well within a team.
  • Good communicator.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to priority plan.
  • Able to communicate well with all personnel within the company.

This vacancy is permanent, full time Monday to Friday (daytime hours) and based at our Sunderland site.

Salary: Competitive Remuneration Package (negotiable depending upon skills and experience)

CV and cover letter to [email protected]
Employment Type: Full Time
Contact Information
Name: Recruitment team