Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) is a cutting-edge Contract Research Organisation (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and food sectors.
Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving clients from across 60 countries.
In 2021, we’ve been recognised as Employer of the Year and Business of the Year at the Thames Valley Business Awards, and in past years have achieved OBN's Best CRO and Women in Business Enlightened Employer.
Enriched by our parent company Mondelēz International, our diverse team includes 22 nationalities from 300 members, creating a family feel as we strive towards our mission of science enhancing lives.
About the team :
The DNA and Protein team provides analytical support primarily to clients in the food industry, providing a variety of services that encompass biological analytical methods, notably including allergen testing and meat / fish speciation.
Working with this team will mean doing vital work that keeps food standards high and ultimately keeps consumers safe.
Position summary :
The role at Senior Scientist I is to provide technical direction and managerial responsibilities within the DNA & Protein laboratory.
It will play a key role in ensuring that projects are performed and supervised effectively and accurately within agreed timescales and to appropriate quality standards.
It will manage and train junior members of the Sample Prep and PCR team, and undertake client contact as required.
Scientifically, it will focus primarily on routine and investigative analyses and method development and validations for food products using techniques such as (Real Time) PCR, Gel Imaging Equipment, ELISA, and PAGE to UKAS ISO17025 standards.
Primary Accountabilities :
What you will bring
Travel requirements :
There is no regular need to travel for this role. There may be occasions where team members are required to attend and / or present at external conferences and functions.
There may also be times where there is a business requirement to work at the main RSSL site in Reading.
Work schedule :
09 : 00 - 17 : 00 Mondays to Thursdays
09 : 00 - 16 : 45 Fridays
Company : Reading Scientific Services Limited
No Relocation support available, however for candidates voluntarily moving internationally some minimal support is offered through our Volunteer International Transfer Policy