Associate Scientist in Portsmouth, United Kingdom at Pall

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job ID: LIF003780

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.

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Our SLS Laboratory is looking forward to welcome a

Associate Scientist


Position Objective:

This is a great opportunity to work for a large and dynamic global organisation. An opportunity has now become available for an Associate Scientist to join the Microbiology Test  Laboratory team in Portsmouth.  In this role you will be assigned responsibility for laboratory projects. Generation of test data to specified protocols. You will play a key role in our 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:

Project work

Perform routine projects and testing with minimal supervision. Write test reports.

                Test preparation

•                Review job request, relevant MSDS 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 test

•                 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 Microbiology laboratory

•        A member of a team of scientists working in the Microbiology Laboratory performing test work to support internal R&D customers for the Biopharmaceutical industry.

•        The role requires generation of test data using microbiological and phage test methods to specified protocols.

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

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

o               Maintain storage areas for customer test samples, dispose of samples via the appropriate waste stream as required.

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

o               Assist other members of the team to complete their defined responsibilities when required.

Supporting activities

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

•                Assist with general laboratory housekeeping

•                Assist with training of new staff as required

•                Attend training courses as required

•                Follow assigned work schedule and meet expected target dates

Job Requirements


The successful applicant will have:

•                Degree or equivalent in Science/Engineering,  plus relevant work experience

•                Work independently and provide scientific analysis of data  (able to apply a working knowledge of scientific principles)

•                Identify issues within a project and propose solutions based on current practices 

•                Use independent judgment for individual daily tasks but typically requires some degree of supervision

•                Knowledge of fundamental laboratory techniques and measurement methods

•                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!

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