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ConvaTec Senior Scientist (Physical Testing) in Deeside, United Kingdom

Duties and Responsibilities:• Design, plan and execute Physical testing in support of R&D development activities; Perform testing in accordance with applicable and procedures and guidelines.• Detailed understanding of requirements of method development and validation and an awareness of all relevant guidelines and GLP/GMP regulations. • To be competent in writing shelf-life plans, stability protocols, reports and technical documents for Medical Devices/Pharmaceutical products.• Effective organization of assigned workload; ensures integrity of all data generated and timely/accurate provision of results to GMP standards.• Take responsibility for elements of specific projects and/or areas of the physical testing laboratory.• Ensures upkeep of R&D Development Laboratory records, including methods, procedures and processes. • To troubleshoot issues as they occur in the laboratory and manage deficiencies, OOS’s, non-conformances and failures with respect to equipment, procedures, processes and test methods within the laboratory; identify and implement corrective actions in a timely manner to eliminate or reduce re-occurrence. • To perform routine review of laboratory bench books/data, logbooks, equipment records; verifies/validates spreadsheets.• Data review and interpretation of complex data. • Act as a SME on R&D projects involving physical testing.• Provide technical direction to junior scientists and technicians. Share best lab practices.• Write and approve R&D laboratory testing reports as a Technically Competent person.• When required perform • Provide training and supervise junior staff in routine activities, methods and data interpretation. • Involvement in regulatory inspections; ensures laboratory systems and processes are inspection ready; provide data/expertise during internal and external audits.• Ensures lab compliance with applicable cGMP regulations and SOPs/TD’s.• Ensures lab safety standards are maintained.• Involvement in change control activities and associated actions.• Deputies in the absence of a physical testing supervisor; prioritizes and schedules work activities.

Principal Contacts

The nature of this role will require the individual to interface with a wide scope of contacts at different levels of seniority within the R&D organization; including functional R&D laboratory leads, Quality Management groups and the Sustaining Engineering Group.

Travel Requirements: Minimal (up to 10 days per year)

Language Skills Required:

Ability to communicate effectively in English (verbal and written) is essential.



  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science related subject and experience of Med Device/Pharmaceutical Laboratory work experience.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of compliance with FDA and European regulations relating to Quality Systems (ISO13485:2016, ISO9001:2000, FDA 21 CFR part 820) and GMP Guidelines and Regulation.

  • Ability to interpret data from a variety of sources and communicate information.

  • Demonstrates good analytical and problem-solving skills; identifies inefficiencies and implements solutions.​

  • Experience of working with computerized maintenance/electronic management systems.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and the ability to work well in cross functional teams.

  • SOP, investigation, protocol, and technical report writing skills are essential.

  • Microsoft Office skills are essential.



  • Demonstrates a high level of technical competence involving testing, method development and validation.

  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles and concepts of compliance management, GMP/GLP and good documentation practices.

  • Designs and constructs a series of analysis to understand complex issues and to evaluate new technologies and business opportunities.

  • Competent in the production of high quality, accurate R&D technical documentation in a timely manner.

  • Have an understanding of the role of stability testing within the product development process, particularly as it applies to the development of Medical Devices/Pharmaceuticals.

  • Ability to critically analyse and communicate scientific data.

  • Possess troubleshooting skills and technical aptitude.

  • Provides advice and oversees the implementation of technical solutions.

  • Ability to supervise and create daily work plans for junior staff.

  • A forward-thinking team-player who willingly accepts new challenges and works to tight deadlines.

  • Commands Flexibility - ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and react/respond positively to changes in priority and workload.

  • Accurate with excellent attention to detail.

  • Decisive thinker; ability to make decisions and recommendations using own initiative.

  • Ability to adjust between technical, supervisory, research and administrative roles.

Working Conditions:

  • Working in a laboratory environment with exposure to biological agents, chemicals and reagents.

  • Competent in the disposal of chemicals and reagents in accordance with site and environmental procedures.

Special Factors:

  • Flexible task management and working laboratory environment is essential due to changing priorities.

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