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banah UK Ltd

  • 1B Letterloan Road,
  • Macosquin,
  • Coleraine,
  • Co. Londonderry ,
  • BT51 4PP

Phone: +44 28 7034 4349  

Research and Development Lab Supervisor

Location: Coleraine

Salary: £25,000 - £35,000

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  • Added
    1 week ago
  • Closing Date
    8th Feb 2017
NIJF-11012017-1

Job Summary

Employer
banah UK Ltd
Job Location
Coleraine
Salary
£25,000 - £35,000
Closing Date
8th February 2017
Employment Type
Permanent Full-Time
Sector
Engineering   Pharmaceutical & Science  
Job Role(s)
Research and Development Lab Supervisor
Research Analyst
Researcher
Minimum Experience
2-3 yrs
Qualifications
Third Level Degree
Employer Type
Company
Contact
banah UK Ltd

About the job

Job Title: R&D Supervisor
Reporting to: Director of Research and Development

Purpose: Under direction, supervise, assign, review and participate in the day to day project management and task allocation of the R&D/QC laboratory, ensuring work quality, development of and adherence to established policies and procedures; providing training on proper laboratory test procedures and sample collection processes; care and maintenance of laboratory equipment; and making significant technical contribution to the development of novel cements and binders for the construction industry. Working as part of the research team the successful candidate will participate in the development of new products, enhancement to existing products and contribute to the maintenance of collaborative partnerships that will assist the company to grow in a profitable manner.

Key Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this position. The successful applicant may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set out below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Work with the Director of Research and Development to plan, prioritise, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of staff responsible for QC and R&D activities within the lab.
  • Oversee the organising, implementation and monitoring of research activities to ensure they are carried out to a high standard and brought to a successful completion.
  • Provide detailed input to the research team to help build understanding of the chemistry in geopolymer and alkali aluminosilicate systems, develop new geopolymer products and continuously improve the company’s current offering.
  • Take responsibility for the day-to-day running of the laboratory while making significant technical contributions to ongoing product development.
  • Participate positively in existing external relationships which the company has with universities, institutes or other organisations and seek new relationships for the purpose of acquiring new knowledge and/or gaining access to technology in order to improve and develop the company’s product range.
  • Participate in the scoping and writing of research proposals for funding bodies.
  • Perform routine and complex laboratory analyses, recognising and correcting errors.
  • Oversee maintenance and calibration of in-house test equipment and assist in the selection of new equipment.
  • Participate in the presentation of the company’s products to stakeholders through the use of visual presentations and attendance at trade shows, addressing all scientific related questions.
  • Work with potential customers to assist in the development of end products that perform to the required standard.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of results and data and prepare publications of conclusions stemming from company research and development projects for the management team and relevant external parties.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the R&D budget and be accountable for expenses related to development projects.
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies as required.
  • Continuously update knowledge of relevant scientific research techniques and participate in continuous professional development activity.
  • Provide support and mentoring to junior technical staff.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Company quality control policies and procedures, monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures, make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures.
  • Work to and maintain health and safety procedures and general policies.
  • Ensure the laboratory is well stocked, resourced and maintained.
  • Conduct large scale concrete trials using heavy equipment.
  • Any other duties, within reason and capability, to meet the needs of the company as determined by the Director of Research and Development.

For a full job description, personnel specification and application form PLEASE CLICK ON THE DOWNLOAD APPLICATION PACK BUTTON

Closing date for returned application is before 5:00pm on the 8th February 2017.

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banah UK Ltd

  • 1B Letterloan Road,
  • Macosquin,
  • Coleraine,
  • Co. Londonderry ,
  • BT51 4PP

Phone: +44 28 7034 4349  

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Research and Development Lab Supervisor

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