Assistant Scientist

Posted 4 days ago by Capita

Role Assistant Scientist
Location York YO41 1LZ
Salary 18k

About the role:

We are seeking Assistant Scientists to join our organisation on a full time permanent basis. As an assistant analytical chemist, you will be responsible for the preparation and extraction of samples for analysis of chemical residues/contaminants in food and feed stuffs. The team works closely with the other research teams in the programme and staff may be expected to redeploy according to changing work demands. Please note, this role may require long periods of standing.

What you will do:

  • Prepare samples ready for analysis using established techniques according to standard operating procedures
  • Extract and clean-up samples in preparation for analysis
  • Be aware of and follow the appropriate quality assurance and safety procedures
  • Support sample prep during busy periods
  • Log samples onto the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and prepare samples when required

Your experience will include:

  • Practical IT experience, Microsoft Office packages such as Word and Excel
  • Previously laboratory experience, preferably within an environment of analytical chemistry
  • Ability to keep clear written records
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions efficiently
  • Self-motivated and have an ability to develop good working relationships
  • A methodical approach to work and attention to detail

About FERA Science Ltd

Fera is a joint venture partnership between Capita and Defra, working proactively to improve global food security, sustainability and safety. As a national and international centre of excellence for interdisciplinary investigation and problem solving, we work on plant and bee health, crop protection, sustainable agriculture, food and feed quality and chemical safety in the environment. Join our ambitious team here and you'll help respond to the most pressing challenges in the industry.

What next?

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now. We understand you might have some questions before taking the step to apply - you can contact for guidance.

Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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