Senior Research Scientist
Kelly Services, working on behalf of a Global Scientific company are actively recruiting for Research Scientists to join the team on a permanent basis. Specialising in oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular, and metabolic disease Drug Discovery, our client are seeing significant growth.
The Research Scientist will perform procedures and will provide training and mentoring for other members of the team in the conduct of in vivo scientific studies for client and internal research in strict compliance with welfare, legislative, health & safety requirements and company SOP's/ Policies.
- Demonstrate a high-level competency in a broad range of in vivo techniques from basic (e.g. dosing via common routes & reporting clinical signs) to surgical skills (e.g. aseptic technique, suturing, anaesthesia, analgesia) and more advanced techniques (e.g. orthotopic surgical implantation of tumour cells / fragments).
- Early detection of signs of ill health/loss of condition via clinical observations for prevention of premature decedents.
- Ensure knowledge of the care and welfare requirements for species housed within CBUK are current and in-line with expectations of Home Office legislation (e.g. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA)
- Expert on the main provisions of project licences, particularly the adverse effects expected for each protocol, the control measures, humane endpoints specified and the methods of killing specified in licences.
- Champion a culture of care at your establishment acting as a mentor, coach and role model for all those who care for and use animals.
- To be responsible for appropriate records, including helping the establishment licence holder to keep suitable records of the health of the animals (under the supervision of the Named Veterinary Surgeon); which animals are held, of the source and disposal of animals.
- To perform and provide training on experimental procedures in line with current regulatory and/or legislative requirements and to agreed company standards and productivity.
- To be responsible for the generation and provision of high-quality data production and reports to respective Study Directors. In addition, the monitoring and quality control of data production by junior team members.
- May participate and provide training in general unit sanitation, husbandry and cage washing to demonstrate linear approach to essential facility requirements.
- To be an effective, proactive team member possessing a range of practical skills and demonstrating flexibility at all times.
- To proactively identify potential problems associated with the experiments and identify viable solutions that can be discussed and agreed with the Head of Technical Operations and other team members.
- To review and maintain SOP's, working in association with QMS systems to ensure high quality is maintained.
- The position may involve other duties appropriate to the role, such as NACWO, NTCO, PPL holder.
- Proactive upkeep of personal training records
- Highly skilled and will provide training /mentoring to other members of the team in.
- animal handling & husbandry
- welfare assessment (including the use of appropriate terms for the recording of clinical signs)
- basic skills (e.g. dosing via common routes, aseptic techniques & reporting clinical signs)
- advanced skills (e.g. orthotopic surgery, new model development and necropsy)
- Accurate record keeping for legislative, regulatory and scientific purposes. Will be key in ensuring quality data provision to Study Directors.
- Highly knowledgeable about the work being undertaken and with the Home Office Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
- Proficient in the use of computers including experience of MS office suite of programs and advanced user for LIMS System "Study Log".
The Successful Candidate:
- Attention to detail and highly organised.
- Flexible attitude to work and fully capable of working without supervision.
- Ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple and varied tasks.
- Demonstrate initiative and proactively generate ideas.
- Ability to work to tight deadlines and to value the importance of teamwork.
- Ability to coach, train and mentor team members
- Demonstrated accountability and responsibility for own work
- Demonstrated supervisory experience in a scientific setting
The Successful candidate will hold a Minimum of A-Levels or BTEC National Diploma in Animal Care (or related area), Degree in Animal / Biology or IAT equivalent or PhD desirable.
Significant relevant experience particularly in oncology, but other disease models within industry or academia are acceptable.
Personal Licensee Holder (Modules A to C)
To apply, please send your CV or contact Kelly Scientific in Newcastle
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