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Capita Resourcing
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Location: Yorkshire
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Contact: Capita Resourcing
Category: Environmental Jobs

Job Title: Environmental FATE Scientist

Location: York

Competitive Salary & Benefits

About the role

As an Environmental Fate Scientist you will be responsible for the planning, performance, and depending on experience Study Direction, for GLP regulatory studies into the environmental fate of agrochemicals, industrial chemicals, veterinary medicines and pharmaceuticals. This role may involve either the direct or functional management of staff.

About Capita | FERA

Capita FERA is part of Capita plc, the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, with 68,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.

Capita entered a Joint Venture with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and FERA provides scientific services to government and commercial customers, such as food retailers and manufacturers of crop protection products, in the UK and overseas.

FERA Science Ltd specialises in translating scientific knowledge into practical applications, such as helping to ensure food safety and quality 'from farm to fork', sustainable crop production, environmental management and conservation. It also plays a key role in the UK's ability to respond to, and recover from, emergency situations affecting the food chain and rural economy.

What you will do:

  • Perform the role of Study Director for regulatory fate studies according to international guidelines for a range of chemicals including veterinary medicines and pesticides

  • Perform regulatory and/or research based laboratory studies into the fate of chemicals in environmental compartments

  • Develop Study Plans and or bespoke research plans using international guidelines and regulatory guidance, study outlines and client-supplied information

  • Perform and manage regulatory studies

  • Develop proposals including costs and timeframe for new studies/customers

  • Produce reports and communicate results to customers.

  • Contribute to running and maintenance of GLP system

  • Review audit reports and submit responses to QA assessors

  • Review client comments and submit responses

  • Prepare and issue final reports.

  • Interact/communicate with customers as necessary.

  • Contribute to the development of the Team / Programme's scientific and business strategy

  • Train junior staff as required

    Your experience will include:

  • Experience of laboratory-based environmental fate studies
  • Performance of regulatory studies with GLP compliance
  • Experience of radio-labelled biodegradation studies in environmental matrices (soils and sediments) and/or adsorption studies
  • Experience as a GLP Study Director
  • Experience of developing extraction/analytical methods for organic chemicals in environmental matrices
  • Knowledge of internationally recognised guidelines for regulatory studies
  • Understanding of the environmental fate and behaviour of organic chemicals
  • Technical knowledge in one or more areas of regulatory science relevant to Fera and its customers

What's in it for you?

At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 23 day's holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now.

Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

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