Associate Scientist in Portsmouth, United Kingdom at Pall

Date Posted: 1/24/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: LAB000179

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.

Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.

Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.

To learn more about Pall, please visit


Our SLS Laboratory is looking forward to welcome

Associate Scientist


Position Objective:

This is a unique chance to work for a
large and dynamic global organisation. An opportunity has now become available
for an Associate Scientist to join the Validation Laboratory team in Portsmouth.  In this role you will be assigned
responsibility for laboratory projects, generating test data to specified
protocols.  You will play a key role in
our SLS Lab team supporting our customers in the Biopharmaceutical industry who
use Pall products in the sterile filtration of their drug products.

In this role the Associate
Scientist will:

Test work

•      Perform
routine assignments with guidance and direction from others. Write test

•     Test

•      Review
job request, relevant safety data and fully understand requirements in   accordance  with laboratory SOPs

•      Determine
availability of required equipment and materials – prepare or order required   materials

•      Review
timelines and discuss schedule conflicts or modifications with laboratory   management (and project manager, where necessary)

•      Document
preparation appropriately using datasheets or laboratory notebooks

•      Performing

•      Assemble
test apparatus

•      Correctly
operate, understand and be able to troubleshoot all equipment/instrumentation   necessary to support testing

•      Perform
test work according to laboratory request requirements. Record raw data
directly   onto datasheets or into laboratory notebook. Immediately notify
laboratory management   of any test delays, problems or deviations

Test completion

•      Disassemble
and clean test equipment and work area

•      Record
any remaining test information

•      Create an
accurate and timely laboratory report reflective of the laboratory request   requirements. Report hours spent on project

•      Responsibilities
specific to Validation Laboratory

•      A member
of a team of approximately 18 scientists working in the Validation Laboratory   performing test work to support customers in the Biopharmaceutical industry.

•      The role
requires generation of test data using microbiological and biopharmaceutical   process-related test methods to specified protocols.

•      An Associate
Scientist will be expected to document non-conformances and initiate   exception
reports in a timely manner as well as participating in investigations as

Associate Scientist will typically be allocated responsibility for completion
of up to six tests each week in addition to undertaking general laboratory
support activities:

stocks of consumables and raise purchase requisitions as required. Ensure
certificates of conformance are received, checked and filed for all relevant

storage areas for customer test samples (pharmaceutical products), dispose of
samples via the appropriate waste stream as required.

with equipment calibration and maintenance, autoclave validation, maintenance
of stocks of Pall test articles, environmental monitoring, and completion of
applicable documentation.

other members of the team to complete their defined responsibilities when


Supporting activities

•      Understand
how various laboratory systems (including purchasing, calibration, materials
inventory) are maintained. Responsibility for maintenance of such a system may
be assigned

•      Assist
with general laboratory housekeeping

•      Develop
technical contribution

•      Attend
training courses as required

•      Follow
assigned work schedule and meet expected target dates

•      Attend
customer audits as required

Job Requirements


The successful applicant
will have:

•     Degree or
equivalent in Science (Microbiology/Biology) or the equivalent work experience
that provides knowledge and exposure to fundamental theories and concepts.

•     Use
existing procedures to solve standard problems; analyse information and
standard practices to make judgements

•      Knowledge
of fundamental laboratory techniques and measurement methods

•      Exchange
straightforward information, ask questions and check for understanding

•      Practical
ability to perform test work and execute work instructions

•      Good
written and verbal communication

•      Conversant
with PC based programmes

Interested? Join the PALL Team!

If you would like to
explore this exciting opportunity further and find out more about the role we
have to offer, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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