Associate Scientist 1

Merck RPO
04 May 2021
06 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Your role: we have an exciting opportunity for a talented Associate Scientist 1 to join our Manufacturing department in Glasgow. In this role, you will be responsible for a wide variety of routine tasks to support manufacture of client product, such as cell and virus banks, in a GMP compliant production facility. Duties of the role include working within the manufacturing facility following Standard Operating Procedures to ensure routine production campaigns run smoothly and documentation is completed accurately and in accordance with appropriate scientific and GMP regulatory standards; aseptic manipulation of client product, general housekeeping of laboratory areas, stock control and equipment maintenance. The ability to maintain effective working relationships with support services, scientists and laboratory personnel is key to the success in this role.

Who you are:
  • Educated to minimum of HND level in Biological Sciences / related Subject, or equivalent work experience in a GMP manufacturing facility.
  • Knowledge / experience in cell culture or previous work experience in cleanrooms would be an advantage.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work within a fast-paced environment, with a strong problem-solving ability
  • Must be self-motivated, with high levels of initiative, facing challenges with energy, drive and the need to finish, with a strong focus on quality and safety
  • Demonstrate strong planning and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise effectively, with good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate, ideally with prior knowledge of working with LIMS

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Job Requisition ID: 219162

Location: Glasgow

Career Level: B - Recent University Graduate(

Working time model: full-time

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Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone's health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options.

US Disclosure
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North America Disclosure
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