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Trainee Scientist - Reagent Manufacturing



Trainee Scientist - Reagents


If you would enjoy being part of an exciting new project where you can see your ideas come to life in a brand new medical device then this could be the role for you!

The ideal step into industry where you will be supported by some of the most talented Reagent Scientists in Scotland, let them take you on an exciting journey and allow them the opportunity to show you how to build a rewarding career within a great company!

Role responsibilities

  • Ensure raw material and consumable availability for new and existing processes, creating documentation where required and communicating with Supply Chain
  • Support the design, execution and analysis of experiments for improving reagent manufacturing operations.
  • Work in collaboration with R&D to introduce new processes to manufacturing and roll out effective training
  • Provide feedback and evaluation support to R&D to aid delivery of suitably robust processes and test methods.
  • Prepare process buffers and stock solutions to allow reagent manufacturing and validation schedule to be met.
  • Manufacture assay reagents safely, efficiently in line with schedule and current SOPs and WIs to meet strip production requirements.
  • Evaluate performance of raw and in-process materials at critical stages of manufacture and carry out final formulation testing.
  • Support the purchasing of appropriate equipment and the validation activities for the manufacture and testing of reagents.
  • Schedule routine calibration, maintenance and running of laboratory and analytical equipment and support external supplier maintenance activities as required.

Person specification

  • Minimum of Masters Degree level qualified in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
  • Experience working within a laboratory environment in academia or industry setting following good lab practices and confidence to work without supervision.
  • Ability to create and follow complex experiment instructions and accurately record data and outcomes.
  • Good at problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Computer literacy, data analysis interpretation skills and good attention to detail.
  • Good communication, personal task management skills and high self-motivation.
  • Can work well within a group environment.
  • Knowledge of in-process testing and characterisation techniques such as electrochemical, fluorescent and particle analysis methods (e.g. Flow Cytometry, Dynamic Light Scattering).
  • Knowledge of coupling chemistries and protein conjugation and their manufacturing techniques at varying scales such as FPLC and TFF/Hollow fibre filtration.
  • Knowledge of Micro/nano-particles and their function in immunoassays.

Next Steps

Apply in the first instance online or by contacting Nichola Price at or on 0141 270 5135.

Equal Opportunities

FPSG is committed to equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

We are Disability Confident and neurodiverse aware. If you have a disability, please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with your recruitment process

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