Career opportunities with Scymaris

Scymaris offers a range of career opportunities at its base in Brixham, Devon, UK.  These range from part-time seasonal assignments, to permanent posts.  Scymaris places great emphasis on technical, management and training and development of its employees, and experiences strong loyalty and low turnover as a result.

Scymaris are interested to hear from experienced scientists with expertise in Ecotoxicology, Environmental Fate and Analytical Chemistry.

 

Please select the job you are interested in from the list below to learn more.

 

To apply for any of our current roles, please send a CV and covering letter to: [email protected]

 

Notice for Recruitment Agencies: We have a preferred supplier list (PSL) in place. If you are interested in working with us, please send your information to the email address above. Unsolicited CVs will be treated as a gift. We will not be subject to or liable under your terms and conditions for any agency fees.

Environmental Fate Scientist (Study Director)

Role: Environmental Fate Scientist (Study Director)

Type: Full-Time

Organisation: Scymaris Ltd

Location: Devon, South West England

Salary: Competitive

 

Scymaris Ltd are based at the Brixham Laboratory site located in Devon, England where specialized laboratory services have been provided for over 65 years.  We provide high quality aquatic (marine and freshwater) ecotoxicology, environmental fate and analytical chemistry services to the global pharmaceutical, agrochemical and chemical industries.  Our goal is to help our clients understand the lifecycle of chemicals in our environment and the impact this has on the ecosystem.

 

The job holder will work as part of a highly adaptable and trusted team; within the environmental fate department. Key accountabilities and responsibilities within the role:

 

  • As a GLP Study Director at Scymaris you will be responsible for the successful delivery of projects, on time, within budget and in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Utilising your technically sound and proactive communication skills, you will foster close working relationships with our sponsors, and internal stakeholders, ensuring laboratory staff are aware of project timelines and requirements.
  • Working in a talented, trusted and highly adaptable team, your responsibilities will encompass the entire study process from sample preparation all the way through to final report.
  • Study Directors are expected to author and technically review study plans, SOP’s and reports.
  • Assist teams during client visits, external audits / inspections.
  • Work independently and communicate effectively as part of a successful cross functional team.
  • Take ownership of CPD by tracking and understanding emerging technologies and practices; participating in educational opportunities and professional organisations; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks.

 

The ideal candidate would possess the following:

 

  • Desired qualifications; BSc / MSc / PhD in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences or related subject.
  • Minimum of 2 years study direction in a GLP facility.
  • Experience of computer system validation, having practical knowledge of how to apply the principles of data integrity to day-to-day lab activities.
  • Enthusiasm in science with a motivation of making contributions in a multi-discipline team environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of working with radiochemicals (14C and 3H), and working with a range of instruments relating to radiochemicals (e.g. LSC, radio-HPLC, radio-TLC, TopCount, sample oxidisers).
  • Experience of a variety of matrix extraction techniques (LLE, SPE, QuEChERs, general solvent extractions).
  • Extensive hand-on experience and trouble-shooting proficiency in running related OECD environmental fate studies (higher and lower tier) i.e. OECD 209, 301, 314B, 307, 308 & 309.
  • Knowledge of LCMS and GCMS advantageous, but not essential.

 

We offer candidates:

 

  • Competitive salary, with significant opportunities for career development.
  • Team environment, collaborative and supportive culture with personal interest in individual development.
  • World class facilities with the latest analytical instrumentation and laboratory equipment. 
  • Challenging and varied projects, where you can significantly contribute to solving real world issues.

 

This Job Description provides an overview of the principal accountabilities of the post and accountabilities will include but will not be limited to those detailed.  It is anticipated that the content of roles will evolve and change over time and such the balance of duties within the job description will change within the broad remit of the post.

Ecotox Laboratory Technician

Role: Laboratory Technician

Organisation: Scymaris Ltd

Location: Brixham, Devon, South West

Benefits: Competitive salary, pension, friendly and collaborative team approach to working, ongoing training and career growth opportunities.    

 

Scymaris Ltd is based at the Brixham Laboratory site located in Devon, England where specialised laboratory services have been provided to the Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries for over 65 years. We provide high quality aquatic (marine and freshwater) ecotoxicology, environmental fate, plant metabolism and analytical chemistry services to the global pharmaceutical, agrochemical and chemical industries. Our goal is to help our clients understand the lifecycle of chemicals in our environment and the impact this has on the ecosystem.

 

Laboratory Technician responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Routine calibration of laboratory instruments – pH meters, dissolved oxygen (DO) meters and balances. 
  • Routine water quality testing of laboratory supplies and tanks, including pH, DO, alkalinity, hardness.
  • Procurement of laboratory supplies and stocking of the laboratory.
  • Assisting where required in fish and invertebrate husbandry.
  • Maintain equipment and work area in optimum condition
  • Where appropriate, work with others to develop and write SOPs in the instance of new or improved processes.
  • Assist teams during client visits, external audits / inspections.
  • Compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
  • Compliance with health, safety, environmental and quality standards and procedures.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

  • Prior experience in a science or technical work environment a plus
  • Educational qualifications. Minimum of GCSE in Maths, English and a science subject (BSc required for progression to study director role).
  • Experience of working as part of a team where success was achieved by a combination of individual and team performance

 

The ideal candidate will possess:

 

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills paired with the ability to work in a fast pace environment to deliver results.
  • Energetic and proactive with a close attention to detail
  • Strong interest in science and environmental issues and willingness to continuously learn
  • Preferably, knowledge or experience of working to GLP (or other quality management system).
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a successful cross functional team.
  • Ownership of personal actions and responsibilities. Enhances department, organisation and individual reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
  • Positive attitude, employing excellence in scientific services at the forefront of daily tasks.
  • The role is lab based and will require some out of hours and weekend working to an agreed rota.

Analytical Chemistry Scientist

Role: Analytical Chemistry Scientist

Type: Full-Time

Organisation: Scymaris Ltd

Location: Devon, South West England

Salary: Competitive

 

Scymaris Ltd are based at the Brixham Laboratory site located in Devon, England where specialized laboratory services have been provided for over 65 years. We provide high quality aquatic (marine and freshwater) ecotoxicology, environmental fate and analytical chemistry services to the global pharmaceutical, agrochemical and chemical industries. Our goal is to help our clients understand the lifecycle of chemicals in our environment and the impact this has on the ecosystem.

 

The job holder will work as part of a highly adaptable and trusted team; within the analytical chemistry department. Key accountabilities and responsibilities within the role:

 

  • The position principally involves laboratory-based work where you will assist in the development, validation and implementation of varied analytical methods, in support of aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology, environmental fate, physical chemistry and residue studies.
  • Working in a talented, trusted and highly adaptable team, your contributions will encompass the entire study process from sample preparation all the way through to final report.
  • You will prepare samples for analysis, using a variety of sample preparation techniques such as SPE/LLE/ASE.
  • You will have demonstrable working knowledge of LC and GC instrumentation.
  • Assist teams during client visits, external audits / inspections.
  • Author analytical method protocols, SOP’s and reports.
  • Work independently and communicate effectively as part of a successful cross functional team.
  • Take ownership of CPD by tracking and understanding emerging technologies and practices; participating in educational opportunities and professional organisations; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks.

 

The ideal candidate would possess the following:

 

  • Desired qualifications; BSc / MSc in Analytical Chemistry or related subject.
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience working within an established quality management system e.g. ISO, GMP (preferably GLP).
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrable experience utilising a wide range of analytical instrumentation in a regulated environment with an appreciation for preventative maintenance.
  • Experience of computer system validation, having practical knowledge of how to apply the principles of data integrity to day-to-day lab activities.
  • Experience of Sciex® and or Thermo Fisher Scientific® LCMS triple quadrupole mass spectrometry instrumentation, including Analyst and or Xcalibur/TraceFinder software platforms respectively.
  • Positive attitude, employing excellence in scientific services at the forefront of daily tasks.

 

We offer candidates:

 

  • Competitive salary, with significant opportunities for career development.
  • Team environment, collaborative and supportive culture with personal interest in individual development.
  • World class facilities with the latest analytical instrumentation and laboratory equipment. 
  • Challenging and varied projects, where you can significantly contribute to solving real world issues.

 

This Job Description provides an overview of the principal accountabilities of the post and accountabilities will include but will not be limited to those detailed. It is anticipated that the content of roles will evolve and change over time and such the balance of duties within the job description will change within the broad remit of the post.

Fish and Invertebrate Husbandry Technician

Role: Fish and Invertebrate Husbandry Technician 

Organisation: Scymaris Ltd

Location: Brixham, Devon, South West

Benefits: Competitive salary, pension, friendly and collaborative team approach to working, ongoing training and career growth opportunities.    

 

Scymaris Ltd is based at the Brixham Laboratory site located in Devon, England where specialized laboratory services have been provided to the Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries for over 65 years. We provide high quality aquatic (marine and freshwater) ecotoxicology, environmental fate, plant metabolism and analytical chemistry services to the global pharmaceutical, agrochemical and chemical industries. Our goal is to help our clients understand the lifecycle of chemicals in our environment and the impact this has on the ecosystem.

 

Laboratory Technician responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Routine calibration of laboratory instruments – pH meters, dissolved oxygen (DO) meters and balances. 
  • Routine water quality testing of laboratory supplies and tanks, including pH, DO, alkalinity, hardness.
  • Procurement of laboratory supplies and stocking of the laboratory.
  • Working with and maintaining the seawater and freshwater facilities, food preparation and feeding, breeding, monitoring of health and care of fish stocks and other related activities as required.
  • Keep high quality records of breeding, general husbandry and animal supply
  • Working with and supporting other scientists in a GLP facility principally with fish and fish embryos for regulatory ecotoxicology studies.
  • Maintain equipment and work area in optimum condition
  • Where appropriate, work with others to develop and write SOPs in the instance of new or improved processes.
  • Assist teams during client visits, external audits / inspections.
  • Compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).
  • Compliance with health, safety, environmental and quality standards and procedures.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

  • Prior experience in a science or technical work environment a plus
  • Educational qualifications. Minimum of GCSE in Maths, English and a science subject (Additional qualifications desirable).
  • Experience of working as part of a team where success was achieved by a combination of individual and team performance

 

The ideal candidate will possess:

 

  • Experience and confidence to successfully maintain freshwater and seawater aquaria within the present regulatory framework ensuring the highest practical and ethical standards
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills paired with the ability to work in a fast pace environment to deliver results.
  • Energetic and proactive with a close attention to detail
  • Strong interest in science and environmental issues and willingness to continuously learn
  • Preferably, knowledge or experience of working to GLP (or other quality management system).
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a successful cross functional team.
  • Ownership of personal actions and responsibilities. Enhances department, organisation and individual reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
  • Positive attitude, employing excellence in scientific services at the forefront of daily tasks.
  • The role is lab based and will require some out of hours and weekend working to an agreed rota.