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Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Operations Manager to join the management team of Dermal Technology Laboratory (DTL), located on the Keele University Science Park in Staffordshire, UK.   We are seeking an experienced scientist/manager to manage and develop the operational activities of the technical and scientific staff in DTL.

The successful candidate will lead a growing team, currently consisting of eight graduate-level scientists and will be responsible for managing all aspects of planning and workflow for the laboratory; maintaining the laboratory quality systems to GLP, whilst ensuring maximal efficiency and throughput to meet client expectations and deadlines.

More specifically the responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the laboratory,
  • Plan and deliver in vitro dermal absorption studies to optimise the throughput of the laboratory whilst maintaining the highest standards,
  • Motivate a team of scientists, personally managing, developing and reviewing performance of direct reports,
  • Continually review operations to ensure competitive advantage, integrity of scientific data and study delivery dates are met/exceeded,
  • Maintain/deliver high quality relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure key study and scientific deliverables are achieved,
  • Maintain a high level of competency in the conduct of laboratory techniques,
  • Ensure laboratory procedures and staff comply with/work to company quality, GLP and safety standards,
  • Assist with regulatory audits and knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements.Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Desired Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree or higher in a Biological or Biochemical science,
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a GLP regulatory environment,
  • At least 10 years’ experience in managing a minimum of 5 staff, including their training and development and performance of a diverse group of scientists in a collaborative environment,
  • In-depth knowledge of analytical techniques, equipment and the regulatory processes which encompass GLP,
  • Experience in strategic planning and resource allocation with a flexible attitude to adapt to client/business requirements,
  • Extensive experience within a commercial scientific laboratory, with a demonstrable track record of scientific/technical achievements,
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Desirable
  • Experience with in vitro dermal absorption models,
  • Provide technical leadership for analytical techniques including LSC, HPLC and ICP,
  • In-depth knowledge of test material formulation and incorporation of radiochemicals into formulations.Please quote post reference: DTL OM2017 and your salary expectations for this role.
  • Closing date for applications: 31st July 2017
  • DTL will offer you a highly competitive salary, a flexible approach to working and excellent working conditions.

Please send applications to Professor Jon Heylings via enquiries@dermaltechnology.com

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Study Director

Study Director

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a proven Study Director to manage in vitro percutaneous absorption studies as part of the scientific team at Dermal Technology Laboratory (DTL), located on the Keele University Science Park in Staffordshire, UK.

The successful candidate will lead and manage both regulatory and research studies. You will deal directly with our clients and be responsible for the communication and reporting of study data. The role demands a commitment to produce high quality work under strict time pressures and a flexible approach to getting the job done.

More specifically the responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the technical and scientific performance of in vitro percutaneous absorption studies,
  • Provide clients with a specialist expertise interface to discuss the design of bespoke studies and the outcome, evaluation and interpretation of the data,
  • Design, manage, interpret and report studies to meet GLP, defined cost, delivery and quality expectations,
  • Maintain/deliver high quality relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure key study and scientific deliverables are achieved,
  • Continually review operations to ensure competitive advantage, integrity of scientific data and study delivery dates are met/exceeded,
  • Prepare SOPs and peer review of studies conducted in the group to ensure the quality and consistency of approach and that the interpretation of the data reflects the outcome of the study,
  • Awareness of the different guidelines, which pertain to different sectors of industry (such as those regulating chemicals, pesticides, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals) in order to effectively influence the customer, or their representative, on matters of study design and interpretation,
  • Coordinate any analytical phases of a study using one of DTLs external collaborators.Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Desired Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree or higher within a Biological or Biochemical science,
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a GLP regulatory environment,
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Study Director,
  • Knowledge of the principles and practical aspects of techniques used in percutaneous absorption,
  • An extensive knowledge of the use of LC and radiochemical analysis, computers and regulatory processes which encompass GLP,
  • Extensive experience within a commercial scientific laboratory, with a demonstrable track record of scientific/technical achievements,
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Desirable
  • Experience with in vitro dermal absorption models,
  • In-depth knowledge of test material formulation and incorporation of radiochemicals into formulations.Please quote post reference: DTL SD2017 and your salary expectations for this role.
  • Closing date for applications: 31st July 2017
  • DTL will offer you a highly competitive salary, a flexible approach to working and excellent working conditions.

Please send applications to Professor Jon Heylings via enquiries@dermaltechnology.com

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Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician

Job Description

We are looking to recruit an experienced laboratory technician to join our team of laboratory scientists at Dermal Technology Laboratory (DTL), located on the Keele University Science Park in Staffordshire, UK.

The successful candidate will join a team of laboratory scientists conducting the technical experimental phases of in vitro dermal absorption studies in a GLP laboratory. The role demands a commitment to producing high quality work under strict time pressures and a flexible approach to getting the job done.

More specifically the responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake in vitro percutaneous absorption studies under the supervision of the Study Director, thereby providing data for the safety assessment or efficacy of chemicals and formulated products, following dermal contact.
  • Assist the Study Directors and Formulation Scientists with the conduct of studies in order to complete them within timescales, , while maintaining an efficient flow of work across the group as a whole,
  • Conduct experimental phases of studies, ensuring that all work is performed to the highest possible quality and GLP standards and provide data to the Study Director in a format suitable for incorporation into reports.
  • Maintain equipment, SOPs, housekeeping and safe working practices in compliance with GLP and relevant legislation.Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Desired Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree in a Biological or Biochemical science,
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in a GLP laboratory environment,
  • Knowledge of the use of analytical equipment and computers
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Desirable
  • Experience with in vitro dermal absorption models,
  • Knowledge of the principles and practical aspects of techniques used in percutaneous absorption.Please quote post reference: DTL LT2017 and your salary expectations for this role.Please send applications to Professor Jon Heylings via enquiries@dermaltechnology.com
  • Closing date for applications: 31st July 2017
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Laboratory Assistant

Laboratory Assistant

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a technical laboratory assistant to work as part of a team at Dermal Technology Laboratory (DTL), located on the Keele University Science Park in Staffordshire, UK. The successful candidate will provide laboratory support activities and assist in the running of in vitro percutaneous absorption studies, under the supervision of a Study Director or other Technicians.

Role Accountabilities

  • To assist the Study Directors and Technicians in the planning and conduct of studies by preparing equipment, materials and other laboratory services in a timely manner.
  • Conduct laboratory duties under supervision, ensuring that all work is performed to the highest possible quality and GLP standards. Assist in the maintenance of equipment, laboratory standards, SOPs, housekeeping and safe working practices in compliance with GLP and relevant legislation.
  • Provide support activities in the laboratory, including equipment calibration and preparation, to ensure studies run to time.The role will include developing knowledge of the principles and practical aspects of techniques used in in vitro percutaneous absorption and knowledge of the use of analytical equipment, computers and regulatory processes which encompass GLP.   Closing date for applications: 31st July 2017
  • Please send applications to Professor Jon Heylings via enquiries@dermaltechnology.com
  • Please quote post reference: DTL TA2017 and your salary expectations for this role.
  • DTL will offer you a flexible approach to working and excellent working conditions. This position may be filled via an apprenticeship scheme.
  • The role demands a commitment to producing high quality work under strict time pressures and a flexible approach to getting the job done.
  • A junior Laboratory Assistant working in in vitro percutaneous absorption requires relevant A-levels (or equivalent) in biology and/or chemistry and a willingness to learn laboratory techniques, including handling of biological tissue.
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