lab technician in blackpool

18 July 2019
kennedy bartlett, randstad cpe
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£ 6 - £ 10 per hour
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blackpool, north west
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£ 6 - £ 10 per hour
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kennedy bartlett, randstad cpe

job description

Are you looking for a new role? Do you have degree in science and want to work with a leading orthopaedic brand? If the answer is yes, this job is for you!
As a Lab Technician, you'll perform wide variety of testing, formulation and technical investigations, as well as supporting our client's core products. You'll also undergo various lab tests to formulate new products and contribute to the company's profitable growth.

Duties & Responsibilities
* To contribute to cross functional projects encompassing product design changes, compliance and vigilance investigations, stability studies or other relevant subjects.
* To perform a variety of laboratory testing including analytical, formulation, and mechanical-based methodologies.
* To generate high quality written work including maintaining an up to date lab book, writing protocols and reports, and managing raw data (recording, referencing and storing).
* To report the outcomes of all testing using appropriate formats and proactively present these to project leaders and managers along with scientific interpretations and recommendations for follow up work.
* To maintain the highest technical standards in laboratory areas, treating equipment with respect and ensuring maintenance, calibration, validation, HS&E and general housekeeping are maintained at all times.
* To proactively identify, develop and validate new methods and equipment as required for project delivery and core business improvement.
* To possess intimate hands-on knowledge of core business products including orthopaedic bone cements, drug-device combination products and bone substitutes testing and training. To maintain a high degree of laboratory presence to apply strong technical guidance and expertise.
* To develop a basic understanding of orthopaedic surgery/surgical techniques relating to the company's products and marketing materials.
* To create project plans for assigned technical work programs and proactively to communicate these milestones and lead-times to the project leaders and managers.
* To manage personal workload and assist the wider group managing conflicts and bottlenecks.
* To co-ordinate external suppliers and partners and to develop commercial and technical
* To demonstrate a working knowledge of the orthopaedic landscape and keep up to date with industry news and trends.
* To be responsible for compliance of lab books, raw data and reports in accordance with all relevant procedures.
* To follow the Project Control and Design Control processes
* To implement and adhere to all local, corporate and industry procedures relating to product development. For example risk management, FMEA, HS&E, COSHH/Chemical handling, regulatory, quality.
* To follow and promote company HS&E and quality standards to enable the site to achieve and maintain excellent results.
* To carry out such further tasks that may be delegated to me by my immediate manager.

* Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Formulation, Bioscience, Polymer Science or related subject.
* Confident using MS Office
* Essential to demonstrate technical skills acquired in a relevant scientific role
* Desirable you have knowledge of the medical device or closely related healthcare industry
* Desirable to have experience working in a production/manufacturing environment.
* Application of Lean management techniques would be highly advantageous

* Good at problem solving together with various analytical skills.
* To have numerical reasoning, and verbal reasoning abilities
* Working knowledge of Design Controls procedures
* Have a positive outlook
* Mature nature
* Good communication skills

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.