Become a Senior Scientist with Fera Science and make your contribution to the UK's Biosecurity and Food Safety!
With a heritage stretching back over 100 years, we built our reputation on delivering science for the public good against threats including plant pests, diseases and chemicals that have a global impact on our food security and natural environment.
We respond to key challenges facing our society and the implications that this will have. Original thinking...applied. We're hiring innovative scientists across our Food Safety Programme.
As a Senior Scientist you will be an experienced analytical chemist with a demonstrable knowledge of modern sample extraction and clean-up techniques and mass spectrometric (LC & GC) techniques wanting to take the next step in your career. You will be reporting to the contaminants team manager and be responsible for the development, validation and improvement of accredited methods for the analysis of contaminants in food and environmental samples. What you'll be doing:
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At Fera, we're making the world a better, healthier and safer place. We're a joint venture partnership between Capita and Defra and we're working proactively to protect the world we live in and the food we eat. Fera is a national and international centre of excellence for interdisciplinary investigation and problem solving across plant and bee health, crop protection, sustainable agriculture, food and feed quality and chemical safety in the environment. Join us and contribute to delivering world-class science for the future.
Fera are part of Capita Plc, a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We're supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We encourage an open, honest working environment where everyone can be true to themselves, and people are valued for their differences. We're always challenging each other to learn and improve, because we know when we work together, we can deliver better outcomes. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you'll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions.
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