Job Vacancy: Junior Technologist

Job Vacancy: Junior Technologist

 

BACKGROUND TO THE SITUATION

Position Profile
An exciting opportunity has arisen with Aqdot for a Junior Technologist to join the group. This key role will be a fundamental part of the organisation’s growth strategy. The Junior Technologist will report into the Process & Technology Lead/Regulatory & Innovation Lead and will support and lead key manufacturing, process development or product changes and innovation

TITLE: Junior Technologist

LOCATION: Unit 2 Iconix Park, London Road, Cambridge CB22 3EG with potential travel to manufacturers located in the UK, Europe and RoW

REPORTING LINE: Regulatory & Innovation Lead or Process & Technology Lead and Head of Operations as required

ROLE: Support and Deliver Manufacturing and Process Development Changes / Support
and deliver product regulatory and Innovation changes

Reporting to the Process & Technology Lead / Regulatory & Innovation Lead, the Junior Technologist will have the following responsibilities:

• Strong technical skills in chemistry/chemical processes to operate in a lab and plant environment; hands on chemistry/laboratory knowledge to test, run, trial processes, run analytics

• Support, and or lead, product development/integration, customer delivery and product & process introduction.

• Strong working knowledge of fundamentals; Mass/Energy balance, Process KPI’s, basic processing technologies (synthesis, isolation, drying, PSD adjustment etc) and process engineering principles.

• Ability to collate, create, understand, interpret, and use process and analytical data to drive process improvement and efficiency gains – attention to detail.

• Supports manufacturing issues and technically troubleshoots to ensure continuity of supply

• Supports / leads implementation of changes into the supply chain

• As required works closely with R&D and commercial leads ensuring customer needs are met ensuring smooth introduction into the operations team

• Working directly with relevant teams to integrate new production processes or improvements with existing or new manufacturers.

• Ensure quality processes are adhered/enforced to maintain GMP for processes and supply chain

• Ensure safe working practices within lab and manufacturing environments.

PROFILE:

Experience

EXPECTED:

• Graduate / 1-2 years experience in a relevant Industrial Chemistry, Production, Process Development or Technology

• Strong academic background in industrial chemistry, process engineering or similar

• Ability to create, interpret and use datasets to develop knowledge based solutions.

• Project delivery / skills to adhere to self and project timelines and deliverables

• Ability to work across cross functional teams, bringing ideas and delivery together

• Keen attention to detail ensuring robust processing adhering to quality aspects

• Deep practical understanding of H&S

• Strong People and Leadership experience

DESIRED:

• Hands on laboratory/manufacturing/production based experience

• Experience/Knowledge of process and product development (technology transfer and scale up would be an advantage)

• Knowledge of current and new chemical process unit operations

• Knowledge/Experience of analytical techniques, e.g. HPLC.

Functional leadership

• Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels; verbally, in writing and in a group setting.
• Ability to work well in inter-disciplinary teams.
• Demonstrates and promotes openness; welcoming; listening to and accommodating others’ input.
• Excellent team worker.
• Strong influencing and interpersonal skills, at all levels and across all functions within and outside the organisation.
• Flexible, attention for detail.
• Result focussed, Reliable/consistent, Structured/Organized
• Pro-active, sharp/critical/challenging
• High degree of emotional intelligence.
• Seeking responsibility and accountability.

General leadership / Team

• Supports development and implementation of the broader company strategy
• Leads project and development activities
• Builds successful, technical and commercial relationships with key Aqdot partners
• Goals and delivery orientated with a strong customer focus

Likely Background & Personal Characteristics

• Alignment with the Aqdot values.
• A keen desire to grow and excel in a production or process development role and seeking an opportunity to grow the company.
• Inquisitive nature, wanting to understand and drive new product concept developments. With an understanding of the dynamic interaction between product and process requirements.
• Strong “can do” approach high energy, passion, resilience and commitment to drive growth.
• Strong interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders of all levels, in addition to external partners.
• Is of the highest integrity, honesty and courtesy.

Qualifications

• A science/engineering background qualification, e.g. HND / Masters Degree from a technical College / University.
Or
• Equivalent industrially gained, and demonstrated, experience in a lab/production/FMCG environment

TO APPLY:

Please send your CV to info@aqdot.com.

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