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Job DescriptionFor 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about. We are seeking a Senior Assistant Scientist 2 for our Method Development Team within the Residue group in the Chemistry department located in Tranent. The method Development Team provides services for developing quantitative analytical methods for the extraction, clean-up and analysis of agrochemicals and veterinary pharmaceutical residues in food and environmental samples. The Residue group is responsible for validating developed methods in accordance with Good Laboratory Practise (GLP). The successful applicant will take responsibility for conducting method development of drug and agrochemical residues in complex matrices. These projects require the method development of selective extraction methods, chromatographic separation, clean-up procedures ( SPE) and analysis by mass ; You will be highly organised, have an eye for detail and must be able to demonstrate proactive communication and passion for delivering scientific excellence. Furthermore, extensive knowledge of wet chemistry and analytical techniques, combined with an ability to solve technical and scientific challenges is essential. You will ideally have hands on experience with LC-MS/MS and method development for the analysis of small molecules. You will be educated to degree level in chemistry or closely related discipline. A senior assistant scientist is expected to work independently, may supervise junior staff and complete assigned tasks and projects on time. The ability to work as part of a team and to think critically to solve technical and scientific challenges is required. The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Assistant Scientist 2 position. · Degree in chemistry or closely related discipline · Working knowledge of GxPs and industry guidance documents · Experience in liquid/liquid extraction, sample preparation, solid phase extraction (SPE), chromatography and mass spectrometry · Experience in method development of small molecules will be a plus · Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, sometimes on short notice · Proficient using laboratory software applications ( Analyst, Empower) · Skilled in using lab equipment and equipment maintenance · Great organisational skills, excellent communication and team-working ability About Safety Assessment Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to ; Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. About Charles River Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $ billion from $ billion in 2017. At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the develop
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