Scientist I - Analytical

Permanent | Southampton, ENGLAND | about 1 year | Deadline: 03 Oct 2017
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Scientist I - Analytical
The Analytical Development Centre (ADC) comprises approximately 28 staff and provides fundamental analytical science leadership and applied analytical science expertise to GR&D and Product organisations' work programmes.  The information and guidance provided to the business must be delivered to standards of quality and design to protect the integrity of work programmes and to withstand scrutiny by external assessment bodies and regulators
To provide advice to peers, as part of a R&D project team, on the application of analytical technologies. To undertake analytical studies, in support of projects,  that  are delivered and reported in compliance with agreed technical and quality standards.   To support the interpretation of results in respect of internal and external reporting and project decision making.

  • Application of technical knowledge as part of R&D project team in support of internal and external reporting and project decision making
  • Leading interactions with peers in identification of analytical requirements at project level, developing joint solutions with R&D peers and keeping stakeholders informed of progress thorough formal and informal communication
  • Supporting the development of novel analytical technologies and approaches as part of an internal ADC project team
  • Approach to task is by selection of appropriate means learned from knowledge and experience and thorough understanding of the principles and concepts of good laboratory practice and quality standards.
  • Ability to address new problems from first principles.
  • Implementing the principles of ‘Best Practice’ and ensuring technical teams are adhering to defined processes.
  • Provides appropriate information into Operational planning process
  • Understands, promotes and applies their responsibilities under the EH&S policy
  • Budget – provides information into forecast, plan & track of revenue and capex. Adheres to financial processes and guides less experienced colleagues in adhering to these processes.
  • Provides appropriate leadership to project teams on analytical science and provides coaching to external peers on analytical data to ensure that all scientists within ADC always deliver scientific output of appropriate integrity
  • Integrated member of R&D project teams and cross-functional teams to provide expert input on analytical science and evaluation of resulting scientific data
  • Participant in reports and other publications, named author on collaborative
  • Leads peers in scientific / technical problem analysis and resolution
  • Analyses technical capability and identifies opportunities to improve / enhance, including external scientific engagement opportunities.
  • Interprets output of stakeholder engagement, makes technical recommendations and evaluates implementation.
  • Explores cutting edge technologies and investigates and recommends opportunities to apply these to research and development challenges
  • Professional/academic achievement in Chemistry or a related physical science at first degree level.  Active membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry at MRSC level (preferably at CChem level) and evidence of pro-active continuing professional development
  •  relevant technical experience resulting in thorough knowledge and application of best technical practice, analytical method development and validation using complex instrumental analysis techniques (including GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, HPLC/MS, HPLC/MS/MS, ICP/MS) with associated high level problem solving skills
  • Evidence of maintenance of current technical awareness and knowledge of all relevant aspects of analytical science and technology
  • Some record of communication of research, including peer reviewed publications
  • Evidence of competency in the effective application of formal and informal management, project and business tools and processes
  • Demonstrable leadership skills, including evidence of effective change management and the development of others
  • Must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Experience of working in an ISO accredited and/or GLP compliant laboratory is preferred
  • Good communication/leadership skills
  • Demonstrated people development skills
  • Provides scientific direction to ensure correct identification of stakeholder scientific needs and design of appropriate scientific capability and standards.
  • Tracks scientific integrity to assure their work meets appropriate scientific and quality standards
  • Functional improvement is a direct result of successful delivery of Line of Sight leadership activities
British American Tobacco ( is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.
Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.
If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.
British-American Tobacco (Holdings) Ltd

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