R&D Scientist
United Kingdom, Scotland, Glasgow
6d ago

Job Title : Research and Development Scientist

Hours : 35 hours per week

Salary : Competitive

As a Research and Development Scientist you will be responsible for assisting with the development, validation and implementation of Sanger Sequencing / Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) / Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) within SGS Vitrology.

You will be required to assist the Department Managers / Study Directors / Scientists in scheduling the department workload, ensuring that all work is performed in compliance with GLP and GMP.


Provide regular updates to Department Managers / Study Directors / Scientists regarding the status of ongoing projects and studies, including any deviations, non-conformances and out of specifications immediately.

Perform all laboratory work and data analysis and reporting in a timely manner and to a high standard, and in accordance with all relevant procedures, Study Plans and SOPs.

Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

Assist other Study Directors / Scientists in any investigation and / or corrective and preventative actions (CAPAs) processes as required and provide technical laboratory support in conducting investigations and troubleshooting.

Perform all relevant Quality Control checks in accordance with the requirements of GMP.

Ensure all work is performed in accordance with relevant health and safety procedures and that all risk assessments relevant to the work being performed (COSHH, GMO etc) are read and understood prior to undertaking work.

To prepare and or review documentation within areas relevant to your expertise.

To assist in generating relevant risk assessments within areas relevant to your expertise.


SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do.

We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

At SGS, we have an open corporate and international culture, we offer a dynamic work environment in a leading global company.

Our high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company.


Scientific background and laboratory skills relevant to Sanger Sequencing and / or NGS in particular and general Molecular Biology (including Real Time PCR)

Good communication skills, verbal and written

Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team and interact productively and constructively with colleagues

Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline including practical laboratory modules (e.g. BSc Hons in a biological science)


Experience of working in a GLP / GMP environment, or equivalent

Writing and word-processing skills

Higher degree, e.g. PhD, in relevant discipline

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