Vacancies and Training

This section is intended as a resource for members seeking or promoting employment, training and/or professional development in the field of toxicology.
If you would like to submit a vacancy, or any item that would be of interest to the Group, please e-mail the advertisement or web link to ltg.committee@gmail.com along with a brief summary of the position and candidate specification.
Please consult the advertisements below for appropriate format. All posts are subject to the discretion of the LTG Executive committee.


RPS Group

Technical Specialist - LC

Bedford

We’re looking for an experienced LC Chemist to support our expanding UK laboratories. This is an important role within our Business, with responsibility for all technical aspects of the LC team. Reporting direct to the Laboratory Manager, you will be responsible for developing, validating and implementing new methods in some of the most challenging matrix types. You will also be responsible for troubleshooting and improving existing methods.
It’s a great time to join RPS – we’re investing in our growth to meet the demands of the market and we need experienced people to help us deliver our goals. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, get in touch today.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for technical performance of methodology within the Liquid Chromatography section of a busy, non-routine environmental testing laboratory.
  • Ensuring that all methods are fit for purpose, robust and employ the most appropriate techniques and instrumentation to maintain competitive advantage within the analytical market.
  • Responsible for the development, optimisation and validation of methods for analysis of a range of trace and ultra-trace environmental contaminants in complex matrices.
  • Applies advanced analytical skills to implement assigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situations needing special attention.
  • Monitor and review new technologies and provide a horizon scanning function for emerging technologies.
  • Develop new methods and analysis suites which ensure differentiation from other laboratories and which make a material impact on the profitability of the business
  • May be required to liaise with customers to provide technical expertise.

Your Experience

  • Significant demonstrable experience (minimum 5 years) working at a senior level within an accredited analytical testing laboratory, ideally within the environmental sector.
  • Significant demonstrable experience of developing, implementing and trouble-shooting sample extraction and clean-up methods for low level analytes in complex matrices.
  • Significant demonstrable experience of developing, validating and implementing analytical methods using single and triple quadrupole LC-MS systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver specific projects and/or tasks to agreed deadlines.
  • Experience of working under laboratory quality assurance programs e.g. ISO 17025, GLP and proven ability to meet external accreditation requirements.

What we offer you

We’ll provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to challenge and develop your skills. You’ll be working in our brand new, purpose-built laboratory facility which uses state of the art analytical equipment. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers while you work on a variety of interesting projects. Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday with the option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year; access to our Company Pension Scheme, Private Healthcare, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, and Professional Memberships

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000+ people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy. Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Mindful that a truly inclusive organization must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the company’s future. Our approach to Diversity and inclusion Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work. ‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: ‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’
More info here: www.rpsgroup.com

Recruitment Agencies

We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.


Liverpool John Moores University - School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Analytical & Forensic Science

  • Location: Liverpool
  • Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Placed On: 9th August 2021
  • Closes: 31st August 2021
  • Job Ref: 3336
  • Info and application: Apply here

The School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences is at the forefront of higher education in Pharmacy, Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, Chemistry and related areas, and has excellent working relationships with law enforcement agencies, forensic and pharmaceutical providers, the NHS and industry. We are looking for a highly professional, enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team.

You will have a PhD in Chemistry or relevant chemical scientific discipline, together with research and teaching experience in an appropriate area of Analytical and/or Forensic Chemistry/Science. Applications will also be considered from candidates with relevant experience as a forensic science practitioner. You will be expected to have experience in the use of analytical instrumentation used the field of forensic chemistry.

You will be expected to contribute to the teaching and administration of the School’s Foundation, BSc and MSc Forensic Science programmes, as well as other relevant undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will complement existing research/teaching activities in the abovearea within the school.

You will be encouraged to develop your own research in conjunction with other members of the School, utilising the world-class research facilities available in the Life Science Building as well as in the James Parsons Building.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Satya Sarker, Director of School, e-mail: S.Sarker@ljmu.ac.uk or Dr Jason W Birkett, Subject Leader in Biomolecular and Forensic Sciences, email: J.W.Birkett@ljmu.ac.uk

The School/ department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.

Closing date: 31st August 2021

LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.

For further information about this vacancy and to apply online please Apply here.


Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS)

Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor in Forensic Toxicology

Overview

Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) was established in 1978 as part of an Arab resolution to form the first Arab university specialized in post-graduate studies, research, and training in security sciences. Since then, the University has played a key role as the scientific body of the Arab Interior Ministers Council (AIMC). As a regional organization, the University holds observer member status in many regional and international organizations’ councils, such as UNODC and INTERPOL.

The vision of NAUSS is to be the premier institution in educating the next generation of Arab experts and leaders in security sciences. To achieve this vision, the University has recently announced its new strategy 2019-2023, where many initiatives have been launched. These initiatives include establishing many centers of excellence in areas such as Cybercrimes & Digital Investigation and Forensic Sciences. Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the University currently offers post-graduate programs in many areas such as Forensic Sciences, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Counterterrorism, Nuclear Security, and Financial Integrity.

Position Details

  • Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
  • College: Criminal Justice
  • Department: Forensic Science
  • Work Location: NAUSS Headquarters in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Open Until Filled: Yes
  • Duties:
    • Undertake teaching tasks and related activities including preparing lectures, assignments, and reports, and grade exams and assignments.
    • Handle students’ academic issues by providing academic advice.
    • Undertake administrative duties as required.
    • Lead/participate in research projects.
  • Education, Experience & Skills:
    • PhD Degree from an accredited institution in relevant academic discipline.
    • Significant experience as a faculty member in a recognized university.
    • Significant laboratory experience in research and testing of biological samples for the presence of alcohol, drug abuse, and toxins.
    • Expertise in the forensic toxicology techniques such as GC-MS, LC-MS/MS and Quadrapole Time of Flight MS.
    • Expertise in the interpretation of analytical and forensic data.
    • A substantive record of research and scholarship including publications in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques appropriate to teaching the courses assigned.Ability to advice, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students.
  • Remuneration and Benefits: NAUSS offers a competitive package, commensurate with rank and experience, including accommodation, 45 days annual vacation, annual round-trip airfare to home country, medical insurance, and end of service benefits.

Application Procedure

Kindly submit your application to: https://careers.nauss.edu.sa

For further information on this position, kindly contact the Recruitment Department at: careers@nauss.edu.sa or the Head of Forensic Science Department at: kmasoud@nauss.edu.sa.


RPS Group

Extraction Chemist

rpsgroup.csod.com/requisition/733
rpsgroup.csod.com/requisition/552

We’re looking for Extraction Chemists to support our expanding UK laboratories. These are permanent roles which will suit applicants with prior experience of working in a commercial laboratory, ideally dealing with environmental and food testing.

Salary range is £20k-£22k and you will be part of the Extraction Development scheme which includes regular performance reviews.

We are also looking for Graduate Extraction Chemists to support our expanding UK laboratories. These are permanent roles. In this position, you will start on a base salary of £17,000 but as part of the Extraction Development scheme you can see your salary rise in regular 6 monthly increments to £22k through regular performance reviews.

This is an important role, being responsible for the preparation and extraction of samples, covering a wide range of environmental contaminants in different sample types. Working under a Senior Analytical Chemist, the Extraction Chemist will manage their own workload and collaborate closely with colleagues in a small team to ensure that work is completed on time and to the required standards of quality.

It’s a great time to join RPS – we’re investing in our growth to meet the demands of the market and we need talented people to help us deliver our goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Follows established quality procedures to perform various types of sample extraction and preparation.
  • Maintains a working stock of consumables and chemicals, which are essential to perform daily activities and tasks.
  • Responsible for conducting a range of laboratory checks, including calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • To work as part of a team to ensure that all other routine laboratory tasks are completed to ensure that the Laboratory operates smoothly.
  • Assists in other areas and performs other tasks as directed by the Laboratory Manager or his/her delegate.

Skills and Experience

You’ll have:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of basic laboratory skills and techniques, including use of pipettes, balances, syringes, titrations, dilutions etc.
  • Good time management skills, attention to detail and ability to cope under pressure.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, seeking advice where necessary.
  • Understanding of Quality Control/Quality Assurance processes and their importance within a laboratory environment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as part of a team.
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills.

Ideally you may have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Chemistry or closely related subject.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.
  • Previous experience of working in a laboratory, especially working with environmental contaminants.

The job may involve the following possible hazards:

  • Manual handling;
  • Handling chemicals and solvents;
  • Handling samples that are potentially biohazardous;
  • Handling of foods, including nuts

All job offers are subject to a basic criminal history check and health check relevant to the role being applied for.

What we offer you

We’ll provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to challenge and develop your skills. You’ll be working in our brand new, purpose-built laboratory facility which uses state of the art analytical equipment.

We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers while you work on a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) with the option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year; access to our Company Pension Scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships, and RPS Affinity Scheme.

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000+ people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Mindful that a truly inclusive organization must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the company’s future.

Our approach to Diversity and inclusion

Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are.

Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work.

‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace:
‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

Recruitment Agencies

We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.