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Lab Assistant

Role Purpose

-Assist to deliver successful projects for market launch

Scope

This is a fast and dynamic role to assist implementing assigned delivery projects and initiatives from proof of principle feasibility to successful launch into market.

Accountabilities

- Strong knowledge of laboratory techniques for working at the bench

- Working knowledge of the technology, manufacturing, performance and analytical techniques required in their product area

- Understanding of product development process as it pertains to R&D functions supported by the R&D Research Associates, support the technical content of technical product dossier ensuring that all sections are complete and consistent

- Responsible for the maintenance of his/her laboratory equipment and working space

 Read, understand and apply SOP protocols with regards to:

Proper operation, standardization & maintenance of lab equipment;

Maintaining accurate laboratory notebooks and results;

Following the safety and good housekeeping requirements;

Maintaining supplies inventory and order items when needed;

To be responsible for ensuring that all development activities on assigned projects conforms to legislative, Health and Safety and Environmental requirements, including the adoption and tracking of laboratory best practices;

- Participate in projects and teams, carrying out e.g.:

Production of lab samples and samples for consumer testing;

Performance Tests;

Analytics Tests;

Stability Tests;

Support to industrial trials;

Specification setting;

Product Scale up with Supply Chain;

- Conduct performance and analysis evaluations of competitive products;

- Suggest improvements on the products, methods or management of the laboratory;

- Present the results of their work to Research Associates or Managers, using the appropriate format and mentioning any issues or unusual results;

Key Challenges

- Continuously develop and expand technical expertise;

- Adapt to fast paced work environment;

- Be a good team player, networker and be able to build strong relationships;

- Act and think in an entrepreneurial way;

- Deliver set objectives despite challenging objectives and timeline;

Skill and Experience Required:

- Technical expertise and curiosity with the ability to develop and access new technologies;

- Technical and scientific experience in technology/method development and/or analysis in a Research & Development environment;

- Experience/expertise in applying technical know-how to development of consumer products is advantageous;

- Experience of working with factories and/or external 3rd parties;

- Ability to understand basic requirements during practical implementation of innovation including in a manufacturing set/up is essential;

- Good understanding of basic physical and chemical principles;

- Ability to turn functioning prototypes into finished products;

- Basic understanding of Supply issues;

 

Technical/Professional qualification required:

- Must be qualified as laborant;

- Good knowledge of English is necessary, fluency in English is advantageous;

- Microsoft Office (intermediate level);

Personal Attribute

- Good organizational and coordinating skills that can be applied in laboratory environment;

- Good awareness of Good Laboratory practice including aspects of safety and quality;

- A bias for action. Focussed to ensure that experimental programmes meets objectives;

- Good risk awareness and open communication to ensure that threats to experimental programmes are addressed;

- Good analytial and interpersonal skills;

- Accurate work style;

- A desire to better understand the consumer to deliver new benefits through technologies;

- Good planning and organisational Skills;

- Entrepreneurial and self-motivating but willing to work and contribute as a member of a team;

- Openness to change and ability to think of novel solutions;

- A consistent self - starter; result orientated and highly committed to deliver;

- Open minded, a creative and lateral thinker;

- A good and proactive communicator within the team;

- The ability to form productive relationships within and outside their team to maximize mutual learning exchange;

- Good understanding of the consumers & competition;

- Willingness to travel internationally.

Equality

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law. 


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