Job Description

Formulation (Lab) Technologist

Orion Group are looking for a Formulation (Lab) Technologist for our Multinational Medical Devices Client based in the Lancashire area on an initial 12-month contract.

Main Responsibilities of the role

Support business projects as per departmental and company strategy
Support investigations and execute actions as part of the CAPA process
Conduct lab based testing as required
Support execution of annual stability programme
Conduct investigations into laboratory failures and raise issues with test results to appropriate level of management
Adhere to the Change Control and Design Control requirements
Support commercial enquiries
Ensures that all activities are carried out in compliance with all regulations and laws governing business and quality operations
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all local, national, international and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance
To contribute to cross functional projects encompassing product design changes, compliance and vigilance investigations, stability studies or other relevant subjects
To perform a variety of laboratory testing including analytical, formulation, and mechanical-based methodologies
To generate high quality written work including maintaining an up to date lab book, writing protocols and reports, and managing raw data (recording, referencing and storing)
To report the outcomes of all testing using appropriate formats and proactively present these to project leaders and managers along with scientific interpretations and recommendations for follow up work
To maintain the highest technical standards in laboratory areas, treating equipment with respect and ensuring maintenance, calibration, validation, HS&E and general housekeeping are maintained at all times
To proactively identify, develop and validate new methods and equipment as required for project delivery and core business improvement
To possess intimate hands-on knowledge of core business products including orthopaedic bone cements, drug-device combination products and bone substitutes testing and training
To maintain a high degree of laboratory presence to apply strong technical guidance and expertise
To develop a basic understanding of orthopaedic surgery/surgical techniques relating to the company's products and marketing materialsDesired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Formulation, Bioscience, Polymer Science or related subject
Ideally previous experience of working in a laboratory in either a company or academic environment
Ideally previous experience in protocol and report writing and data analysis
Working knowledge and experience in the application of Lean / process excellence methodology for problem solving
Able to deal with constantly changing requirements and priorities
Application of Lean management techniques would be highly advantageous
Use of Microsoft office tools for communication and reporting
Working knowledge of Design Controls proceduresOur role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment