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Company: Mondelēz International
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Food, Beverage


Location: Reading
Salary and Benefits: Competitive
Closing date: 27/07/2019

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) is a leading edge science consultancy offering research, analysis and teaching to our clients globally, primarily food and pharmaceutical companies. We do with passion, integrity and service to exceed expectations and deliver enhanced value to our clients. Not only that but we're supporting our parent company – Mondelēz International.

Purpose of the role

RSSL Functional Ingredients laboratory performs a range of analyses for of food, pharma and healthcare companies and supports Mondelez research and innovation.

The role provides technical direction and managerial responsibilities in this laboratory and plays a key role in ensuring projects are performed and supervised effectively within agreed timescales and to appropriate quality standards. It focuses on routine and investigative analyses of products and method development and validations using chromatography techniques. It'll manage and train junior members of the team, involve client contact and administrative support for laboratory management.

Main responsibilities


  • Provide high quality customer service by ensuring effective organisation of workload, integrity of analytical data and timely/accurate results.
  • Provide Technical direction within own area of expertise for the team.
  • Perform a range of analysis using liquid chromatography techniques independently.
  • Design and perform complex method development and validation protocols.
  • Perform maintenance and troubleshooting of lab equipment.
  • Provide Technical direction within own area of expertise for the team.
  • Perform data checking and provide interpretation of results for routine testing.
  • Generate certificate analysis or external interpretive reports.
  • Expert user of generic and specific software packages required for the role.
  • Provide training and supervise junior staff in routine activities and methods and interpretation.
  • Take responsibility for elements of specific projects and/or specific areas of general laboratory/sample administration and assign housekeeping tasks.
  • Work in different laboratories if required.

Communication & Influence

  • Liaise with clients, business development and line management to ensure effective communication of project proposals and results.
  • Participate in client/stakeholder meetings as required.
  • Deliver internal presentations across groups and to technical stakeholders.
  • Manage small projects or defined areas of larger projects.
  • Work as part of an efficient analytical team.

Leadership and supervision

  • Supervise a team of Scientists and Technicians.
  • Plan own workload and plan routine projects for junior staff.
  • Train junior staff as required.


  • Work to the highest standards of safety and quality by ensuring that appropriate COSHHs, risk assessments and SOPs are understood and followed.
  • Complete assigned quantity actions in a timely manner, including review and approval.
  • Write and approve SOPs and Test Methods.
  • Generation and approval of Risk Assessments and COSHH.
  • Understand and provide technical regulatory leadership in client audits.
  • Maintain a clean, tidy and safe working environment.
  • Understand and work to the requirements of GMP and UKAS.
  • Ensure training records are accurate.


Candidate requirements


  • Educated to Degree or PhD in a relevant scientific discipline or equivalent relevant experience in a laboratory.
  • Excellent understanding of liquid chromatography.
  • Scientific understanding and ability to independently conduct chemical analysis in relevant area.
  • Accountable, honest, hardworking and able to work efficiently in a team.
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet customer/business requirements.
  • Well organised and capable of working on multiple activities concurrently.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Good verbal and written skills with the ability to communicate with client's and colleagues.
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and quick to learn.
  • Able to organise own work and others to maximise output.
  • Computer literate in standard MS office applications.
  • Ability to deliver projects/work within tight timescales and ability to motivate and mentor junior scientific staff.
  • Technical credibility to develop good working relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Ability to problem solve and plan resources to maintain workflow in delivery of projects.
  • Extended experience of working in LC-MS.
  • Analytical Project management.
  • English fluency (written and spoken).


  • Good knowledge of laboratory quality systems and accreditation systems (GMP/UKAS).
  • Experience of working for or with a CRO.
  • People Management.

We offer an attractive benefits package including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.


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