Forensic Toxicologist - Head of R&D, Method Dev and Quality

Warrington Permanent
  • Company vision to become the UK leader for diagnostic testing services
  • Flat, collaborative culture with clear development opportunities

About Our Client

One of the UK's leading DNA, drug and alcohol testing laboratories who operate to the highest of standards (ISO17025 accredited).

Job Description

As a forensic toxicology toxicologist in this position you will be responsible for:

  • Investigate research and development tasks, developing processes and new techniques.
  • Providing high quality technical, scientific, and regulatory advice, including formulation of new methodologies within the Toxicology team.
  • Preparing proposals and justifications for new laboratory services and instrumentation.
  • Project managing and delivering finished documents to support UKAS ETS requirements and ensure lean implementation of new methods into team workflow models.
  • Planning and executing toxicology project work, leading on method validations and verifications as requested.
  • Developing, implementing, and actively monitoring a comprehensive, effective laboratory quality programme. Ensuring timely and efficient delivery of quality laboratory results.
  • Ensure compliance with GDPR, ISO17025, Lab 51 and ISO9001 in addition to all departmental procedures, policies, and protocols.
  • Training and development of junior members of the toxicology team.

The Successful Applicant

A successful forensic toxicologist operating in this capacity will be expected to have:

  • Degree in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Experience working in a laboratory based ISO17025 environment
  • Experience of method development from idea conception; to a fully accredited laboratory process.
  • LC-MS-MS experience
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of Toxicology instrument maintenance and troubleshooting
  • QTOF experience

What's on Offer

Join an exciting, rapidly expanding company whose vision is to become the UK leader for diagnostic testing services!

They operate in a flat, collaborative culture with clear development opportunities.

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Jonny Allen
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Phone number
+44 172 773 0113

Job summary

Job function
Life Sciences
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Contract type
Consultant name
Jonny Allen
Consultant phone
+44 172 773 0113
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