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Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) is a cutting-edge Contract Research Organisation (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and food sectors. Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving clients from across 60 countries. 

In 2019, we’ve been recognised as OBN’s Best CRO, Women in Business Enlightened Employer and Business of the Year award winners.

Enriched by our parent company Mondelēz International, our diverse team includes 22 nationalities from 300 members, creating a family feel as we strive towards our mission of science enhancing lives.

How you will contribute

You plan and execute experiments and apply your fundamental understanding to analysis of results. You also plan and implement projects, taking corrective measures when necessary and communicate effectively with others in your functional area and across the organization globally.

You will be responsible for performing a range of analyses to ensure that projects are completed effectively, and time, and which meet customers’ expectations. Under supervision, you will set up new analytical methods using existing technology and instruments and plan and implement new experiments, providing data for validation. To succeed in this role, you will use your strong teamwork skills to collaborate with others to perform analyses and report work in accordance with analytical standards, ensure effective organization of your assigned workload, and assess the integrity and accuracy of the analytical data generated.

Maintaining a clean, tidy and safe working environment is crucial in your role, so you will use the laboratory’s best practices in your work. You will use your knowledge of generic and specific software packages (such as analytical instruments and statistics) and deliver technical reports and presentations to internal groups. In addition, you will train and mentor junior team members in analysis and laboratory programs and provide administrative support for laboratory management.

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:

  • Consumer science at a senior level with emphasis on the fast-moving consumer goods area
  • Applying sensory and consumer research in a fast-moving consumer goods, client-side commercial environment
  • Line management, leading teams and coaching and mentoring others
  • Partnering with clients and stakeholders as individuals and teams and building relationships
  • Using negotiation skills effectively to resolve conflict
  • Communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, and good organizational development skills
  • Maintaining a safe working environment for self and others

This role at Scientist II predominantly focuses on investigative analysis of unknown compounds in pharmaceutical products using Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (LC-MS), performing spectral analysis to determine the structure of the compound in question.

As part of RSSL's Pharmaceutical Chemistry team, it supports a fast-paced, experienced and rapidly growing group of scientists in conducting raw materials analysis to GMP standards.