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

Role: Environmental Fate Scientist

Type: Full-Time

Organisation: Scymaris Ltd

Location: Devon, South West England

Salary: Competitive

Scymaris Ltd is 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.

Analytical Chemistry Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop methods in support of environmental fate studies.
  • Prepare samples for analysis, using a variety of sample preparation tools.
  • Author environmental fate protocols, SOP’s and reports.
  • Assist teams during client visits, internal and 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.
  • Contribute to the most effectual use of instrumentation, completing preventive maintenance; troubleshooting; maintaining equipment inventories.

The ideal candidate would possess the following skills:

  • A degree in Chemistry or Life Sciences subject.
  • Experience of working to GLP requirements (or other quality management system).
  • Enthusiasm in science with a motivation of making contributions in a team environment.
  • Advanced practical knowledge of LSCs, carbon analysis, radio-HPLC/radio-TLC.
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail.
  • Ability to take 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.

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.

Scymaris Ltd is accepting applications from a wide range of industry and academic sectors.

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter to: [email protected].

Sales Support Administrator

Role: Sales Support Administrator 

Type: Full-Time

Organisation: Scymaris Ltd

Location: Devon, South West England

Salary: Competitive

Are you a highly organised, driven individual with excellent communication skills?

Are you looking to join a rapidly growing, dynamic company helping our clients understand the lifecycle of chemicals and the impact this has on the ecosystem?

Reporting into the Operations Process Manager, the Sales Support Administrator, supports the Business Development Director & Chief Executive Officer in developing and submitting proposals for global clients.

The Sales Support Administrator is a busy and varied role, working closely with both Business Development and Operations forming a critical bridge between the two, supporting the integration of new business into the operational workflow.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities within this critical role include:

  • Professionally interact with both current and new clients providing ongoing sales support
  • Deliver technically detailed, accurate proposals within customer defined timeframes.
  • Drive the proposal process from kick-off meetings, through to final document review; co-ordinating proposal governance / sign off, and delivery of the completed proposal.
  • Coordinate and manage proposal input from a variety of stakeholders (Business Development, Marketing, Operations, Science, Finance, Commercial, and Legal teams)
  • Tracking and internal reporting of proposals (Sales Funnel), providing visibility across the business.
  • Ensure proposals are correctly recorded with all necessary info, comments, summaries to allow accurate and timely follow-up.
  • Support the Finance function with forecasting information.
  • Effectively manage the handover process from Business Development to Operations.
  • Manage and maintain a technically comprehensive content library and oversee the ongoing automation of proposal writing process

The ideal candidate would possess the following skills:

  • A positive, can-do attitude with high energy and a desire to learn new skills.
  • A strict eye for detail in written and numerical proposal writing.
  • Highly organised and driven.
  • Knowledge of, and an understanding and experience of a scientific discipline, ideally in a related environmental subject matter.
  • Strong time and project management skills
  • Customer centric (both internal and external customers).
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, supportive (happy to help).
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Able to communicate and influence at a senior level.
  • Resourceful and good communication skills (internal and externally).

The following skills would be beneficial to the role:

  • Experience of working in a Contract Research Organization or business services background.
  • Scientific background, preferably with practical experience in any of the following areas: Analytical chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Fate.
  • Ability to rapidly build a network (internally and externally) to support the proposal writing process.

We offer candidates:

  • Competitive salary
  • Team environment, highly collaborative and supportive culture with personal interest in individual development.
  • Opportunity to work in a world class facility alongside talented staff.
  • Significant opportunity for progression and professional development. Potential career progression into Operations planning and forecasting or Sales and Business Development.
  • The potential to work in a rapidly growing business sector and marketplace where managing and caring for the environment will continue to be an important part of everyone’s future business planning.
  • One of the best office views in the UK.

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.

About Scymaris:

Scymaris Ltd is 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.

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Analytical Chemistry Scientist

Role: Analytical Chemistry Scientist 

Type: Full-Time

Organisation: Scymaris Ltd

Location: Devon, South West England

Salary: Competitive

 

Scymaris Ltd is 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.

To apply for this position please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected]