NIBSC Scientist - NMR Spectroscopist

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Short info about job

Salary: £38,684 per annum, plus benefits

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1245 2825103

Fax: +44-1343 4484863

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job NIBSC Scientist - NMR Spectroscopist. Terms and conditions vacancy

We have an exciting opportunity for an NMR Spectroscopist to join Technology, development and infrastructure within the NIBSC division.

With circa 1300 staff based in two main locations and peripatetically across the UK and abroad, we enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices.

A centre of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a global leader in the characterisation, standardisation and control of biological medicines. NIBSC plays a major role in assuring the quality of biological medicines worldwide through the provision of biological reference materials, by testing products and carrying out research. Our expert scientists also provide advice on a routine basis and in response to emergencies.

Purpose of the role:

The principal duty of the NMR spectroscopist will be to provide control work on bacterial polysaccharides used in vaccine production (Hib, MenC, pneumococcal, typhoid etc.) to the ISO17025 standard within UKAS accreditation. The job holder will prepare and run NMR samples, be able to manipulate the resultant spectra within the Bruker TopSpin software and interpret the data to characterise novel products. The operator should be able to successfully trouble shoot any problems, and provide support for development of standards in this area. The job holder will offer support for colleagues in other departments requiring NMR analysis (e.g. Biotherapeutics and Bacteriology). Implementation of novel pulse sequences and experiments will be undertaken as required to extend the capability of the instrument.

Person requirements:

Qualifications, Licenses and professional memberships:

  • Educated to a doctoral level in biological sciences or related discipline, or equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience

Applicants appointed to this role will be required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring check and animal rights connections check in addition the standard BPSS checks.

For more information on this role please download the job description and person specification here

Closing Date: 10 September 2017 Contract Duration: 12 months

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other question please contact [email protected]

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

Our process requires that you apply through our careers site, where you will be asked to complete your application and answer some competency based questions. Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role score and then scored on their competency answers so please ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description.

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Andrew Mcguigan, Resourcing Manager, [email protected], in the first instance.

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commission at:

[email protected]

Civil Service Commission, Room G/8, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ

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