KTP Associate – Analytical Product Development Scientist

  • Job Reference: A7991
  • Date Posted: 19 July 2021
  • Recruiter: University of Plymouth
  • Location: Paignton, Devon
  • Salary: £28,000 to £32,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £4,500 personal development budget
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 27 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and talented Scientist to work on an innovative collaboration between ADSL (Advanced Development & Safety Laboratories Limited) and Plymouth University.

The Role:

This is a very interesting and challenging role for a recently qualified Scientist to work on a joint project under Knowledge Transfer Partnership, between ADSL and the University of Plymouth. The key objective of this role is to develop and embed a scientific method to certify the purity and quality of Cannabidiol (CBD), to ensure it is a clean and safe ingredient to be used in the development of new innovative nanotechnology-based formulations. This will enable improvements in stability, shelf life and enhance health benefits.

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will have a good first degree with a minimum 2.1 (Hons) in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Toxicology or similar.  A higher degree in a complementary discipline or equivalent experience is essential.  A post graduate qualification such as a PhD in a topic related to Bioscience, Biotechnology or Nanotechnology would be desirable. 

Evidence of familiarity with analytical techniques is essential. You will also have experience in designing modifying and optimising scientific methodologies and running experiments. Experience of new product development and innovation for the health, wellbeing and supplement markets particularly using emulsions and gels is desirable, as is experience of working in industry is desirable as is an understanding of legislation and regulation. Experience of developing training materials and scientific data sheets and the delivery of training would be advantageous.

You will be highly numerate with well-developed statistical skills. You will need to be methodical and tenacious with a proven ability to lead a project from the scientific perspective. You will need to span all areas in the business and liaise with regulatory bodies and customers and will have excellent communication skills and work well within a team. Ideally you will an interest and enthusiasm for medicinal natural products and Phyto chemistry with the ability to contribute to and work within QA systems. 

The Company:

Formed in 2008 and with full ISO 17025 accredited facilities, ADSL’s fully qualified, independent team of Chartered Chemists, Toxicologists, Microbiologists and Regulatory experts specialise in formulation and testing services within the cosmetic and household goods Industry. Their exceptional expertise and complementary skills in manufacturing, process controls, industry regulation, health and safety, marketing, and project management enable them to support customer every step of the way to see their product through to successful market launch.

University of Plymouth:

The University of Plymouth continues to succeed internationally and globally with our alumni present in over 100 countries contributing to economies and cultures through their chosen careers, while our research has global impact which influences policy, contributes to economic and cultural prosperity and transforms lives. The university’s origins are rooted in exploration and discovery and today plays a key role in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of Plymouth. You will be working with Dr Richard Billington, Associate Professor of Biology, Professor Richard Handy, Chair of Environmental Toxicology and Dr David Jenkins Associate Professor of Nanomaterials and Devices.

Closing Date: 8 August 2021

Interviews will be held week comm. 30 August 2021

To apply, visit Plymouth University website www.plymouth.ac.uk/jobs for full details and to complete an online application. (Ref: A7991)

For further information please contact Dave Marshall – d.marshall@plymouth.ac.uk