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Assistant Scientist

Technology 信息技術

Software Engineer

GCSE/Scottish Standard Grades A-Level Postgraduate or above 碩士或以上 Undergraduate or above 學士或以上 Intermediate apprenticeship 學徒

PSW Apprenticeship 學徒 華語工作 Contract 合同制 Full-Time 全職 Internship 實習 Part-Time 兼職


Warthill, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Assistant Scientist As an analytical chemist you would be responsible for the preparation and extraction of samples for analysis as well as the determination of residues in foodstuffs and environmental matrices by GC or LC-MS. In addition, you will contribute to instrument maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, and to deliver training as required. Role Accountabilities: Accountable for the various steps in the analysis of chemical residues in accordance with SOP's and meeting the appropriate quality criteria. Contributing to the data reported to external customers meeting deadlines effectively and efficiently. What you'll be doing: Extract and clean-up samples in preparation for analysis. Instrumental analyses using established methods and novel techniques. Support sample prep during busy periods - log samples onto the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and prepare samples when required Report chromatographic data for timely delivery to accreditation standards. Contribute to instrument maintenance and repair, training others as required. Be aware of and follow the appropriate quality assurance and safety procedures. Write and work from Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) to defined quality standards. Deliver training to internal staff and external delegates. Contribute to and / or write customer reportss required What we're looking for: Knowledge of wet chemistry techniques. Experience of sample extraction and clean-up. Knowledge of LC-MS or GC-MS theory and practice. Experience in GC or LC-MS (instrument set-up and/or data processing. Good IT skills and the ability to pick up the use of bespoke software to a high level. Ability to learn and implement new laboratory techniques. Flexible and adaptable approach to work. Self-motivated and have an ability to develop good working relationships with colleagues and other team members across the program. Good organisational and time management skills, have the ability to work on multiple projects A methodical approach to work and attention to detail. Shows ability to effectively troubleshoot. Experience of operating within a quality system (e.g. UKAS or GLP) The role may require long periods of standing About Fera Science At Fera, we're making the world a better, healthier and safer place. We're a joint venture partnership between Capita and Defra and we're working proactively to protect the world we live in and the food we eat. Fera is a national and international centre of excellence for interdisciplinary investigation and problem solving across plant and bee health, crop protection, sustainable agriculture, food and feed quality and chemical safety in the environment. Join us and contribute to delivering world-class science for the future. Fera are part of Capita Plc, a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We're supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We encourage an open, honest working environment where everyone can be true to themselves and people are valued for their differences. We're always challenging each other to learn and improve, because we know when we work together, we can deliver better outcomes. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you'll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions. What's in it for you? Competitive basic salary 23 days' holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeksand plenty more Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform This role is based at our world class research facility in York, UK. You will have access to amenities such as a gym, subsidised nursery and restaurant. What we hope you'll do next: Choose 'Apply now' to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. We're an equal opportunity and Disability Confident employer, which means we recruit and develop people based on their merit and passion. We're committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment process and working environment for everyone. If you need the job description or application form in an alternative format (such as large print or audio), or if you'd like to discuss other changes or support you might need going forward, please email Iqbal at or call and we'll get back to you. For more information about equal opportunities and process adjustments, please visit the Capita Careers website