Job Description

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), is a leading-edge contract
research organisation offering research, analysis and consultancy to a global client
base. We engage with a diversity of start-up companies through to established blue-chip
food and pharmaceutical companies. Our commitment is great science, integrity and
excellent customer focus assuring that we deliver value to our clients.
RSSL also supports our parent company Mondelēz International where we
operate as the Reading Science Centre for Mondelez. This means that we have the
agility and autonomy of being in a small company whilst enjoying the
development and growth of being in a large multinational organisation.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Material
Science Technical Expert to join our team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing expert, technical
leadership and scientific consultancy specialising in physical sciences and
material characterisation.
The role requires in-depth knowledge of rheology and particle
characterisation which is underpinned by hands-on experience of particle sizing
from nano to micron range (Malvern Masterziser / Zetasizer), flow/deformation
behaviour of materials and powders (shear cell and rheometers), shape, specific
surface area and dynamic vapor sorption.
This knowledge is used to drive improved technology and translate concepts into
creation of new products, improving production processes and solving
manufacturing problems.
The responsibilities
of the role are to supervise complex projects including a practical input, to
keep abreast of scientific developments, represent and influence at relevant
external industry events and ensure our services remain leading edge across
various industries. Additionally, the role holder will demonstrate
inspirational technical leadership to develop the next generation of physical
scientists using a range of on the job training, coaching and mentoring
activities as appropriate.
Qualification and Role Requirements:
The successful candidate will be a technical
expert in Material Science with extensive experience in rheology and particle
characterisation underpinned by strong academic achievement preferable to PhD. Furthermore,
we are seeking a recognised specialist who meets the criteria of:
Fellow / Membership of relevant professional
History of published work in relevant scientific journals
Recognised industry expertise
Key requirements:
+ Experiencein application of rheology and particle characterisation to food and/orpharmaceutical systems.
+ Deepscientific and practical expertise that supports strategic & tacticalplans.
+ Trackrecord of outstanding research accomplishments.
+ Highlevels of business acumen with strong ability to interpret, deliver andcreate new business opportunities.
+ Professionalstatus – Fellow/Member of relevant professional body and published work inrelevant scientific journals.
+ Provenexperience of authoring technical reports and presenting findings atrelevant symposia.
+ Goodknowledge of laboratory quality and accreditation systems (e.g. GMP/UKAS)
+ Goodknowledge of statistical frameworks (e.g. Minitab, multivariate analysis,process capability assessment)
+ Evidenceof report publication and track record of success.
+ Experienceof laboratory quality and accreditation systems (GMP/UKAS)
+ Experienceof process optimisation and problem solving in manufacturing asdemonstrated by application scientific rationale to providing practicaltechnical solutions.
We pride ourselves on having a high performing and collaborative culture
where we offer support and development to enhance your career and develop your
knowledge and skills.
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive
benefits package within a highly successful International business that offers
financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension,
life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits
Primary Location: EU-GB-England-Reading
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: 1901483
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