Formulation Support Technician

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  • Location

    West Lothian, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Scientific and Pharmaceutical

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum + Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Lisa Meikle

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Our client are looking for a Formulation Support Technician based in Livingston on a contract basis, initially for 6 months.

Job Purpose:
This role reports to the Manager, Formulation Development and will be required to provide support for the three key areas Clinical Manufacturing, Development materials management and providing assistance within the Formulation Laboratory. The ideal candidate will therefore have a pharmaceutical background and have ideally gained experience within a cGMP, FDA and MHRA regulated environment.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

1. Assist scientists in clinical manufactures and other GMP activities
2. Cleaning of rooms and equipment
3. Set up of rooms/equipment for clinical manufacturing
4. Execution of GMP documentation (training will be provided)
5. Compliance with GMP (training will be provided)
6. Manage inventory
7. Disposal of expired materials and ordering excipients, capsules, reagents, laboratory consumables etc
8. Receive, label and process materials for development use
9. Manage the cleanliness of the laboratory
10. Sampling of raw materials for development use
11. Assist scientists in technical batch manufactures and other formulation laboratory activities
12. Perform analysis/testing in support of formulation development activities

Person Profile: Formulation Support Technician

The ideal candidate will be:
* Composed cool under pressure and energised by challenges
* Has demonstrable integrity and trust can present the facts in an appropriate and helpful manner keeps confidences and admits mistakes
* Makes good decisions based on analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement
* Accomplished at setting priorities

Personal Situation
Flexible and able to work extended hours when required. Specific Job Skills:

* Direct experience within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
* Able to communicate well via written media with specific emphasis on report writing
* Able to work with minimal supervision
* High attention to detail

* Experience in at least one of the following areas: Clinical Manufacturing, Formulation Laboratory or Production environment
* Experience of a cleanroom environment
* Have knowledge and experience of working within a cGMP/GLP environment

Computer skills: Must be competent in the use of MS Office, particularly Excel and Word,
e-mail and internet
Literacy and Numeracy: Must be competent in writing reports both for internal use and for clients/customers. Must be competent in the interpretation of analytical data.