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Study Manager - Ecotoxicology/Environmental Fate

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for an additional Study Manager to assume GLP Study Director responsibilities either immediately or after suitable training, to work on all aspects of the ecotox studies.  We are particularly interested in candidates who have a background in analytical chemistry or who have worked on Phys/Chem studies as this forms an important part of the work undertaken at Chemex.  A wide range of analytical instruments are available to support ecotoxicology studies or run stand alone chemistry studies. As a Study Director, you will be responsible for ensuring that the technical team working on these tests follow the test protocols to the required scientific and regulatory standard. You will review and approve the study data and will be the single point of study control and have overall responsibility for the scientific, technical and regulatory conduct of studies allocated to you as well as for the interpretation, documentation and reporting of results. As a Study Director you will be familiar with conducting work in compliance with GLP although you may not have worked on these specific study types before. The candidate should have a proactive attitude towards internal and external customer satisfaction and the highest standards of scientific quality and regulatory compliance. You will typically be educated to degree level in a related scientific discipline or have experience within a busy contract research environment in a study management position.   If you don't necessarily have such qualifications and experience but believe that you can show that you have a clear scientific understanding we would also be interested to receive your application as full training will be available.

This is a permanent full-time postion – Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.  Salary negotiable dependent upon experience.

To apply please send your CV and letter of application to the Manager of Ecotoxicology by e-mail to:   Successful candidates for interview will be reviewed as soon as applications arrive.


Laboratory Technician

Job Description

Chemex are recruiting a laboratory technician to work on a range of general laboratory activities in their busy laboratory at Cottenham, near Cambridge. This will include maintaining test organism cultures, breeding laboratory fish, preparing reagents, cleaning glassware and assisting the scientists on routine laboratory tests.

No specific qualifications are necessarily required although a good interest in environmental science or higher qualifications will be looked at favourably. Full training for this permanent position will be provided. The ability to work responsibly as part of a team and with a flexible approach will be the primary prerequisite.  

Please apply by email with a covering letter and CV explaining your interest in the role to the Manager of Ecotoxicology : 

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) permanent position with some weekend work on a rota (overtime paid). Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.  There may be the chance to progress to more specialized positions subject to satisfactory completion of training and roles becoming available.


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