R&D Research Scientist - Automation - new job in Middlesbrough, UK

R&D Research Scientist - Automation
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, UK Middlesbrough North Yorkshire UK TS10 4RF
Job Ref: BBBH121536
Sector: Engineering
Sub-sector: Biotech/Life Sciences
Date Added: 21 November 2022
SRG are currently looking for a R&D Research Scientist - Automation to join the team in Middlesbrough.

Job Title: R&D Research Scientist - Automation

Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive DOE

Location: North East England

SRG are currently working with a very well-established organisation which is responsible for technical innovations across the UK in different scientific sectors, including Formulations, biologics and MedTech. They are looking to take on a Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist who has hand son experience with automation within the lab.

The successful candidate will provide technical expertise and input to contribute to the delivery and realisation of projects, acting as technical lead in small and medium scale projects. This will be across a range of fields including drug discovery, pharmaceutics (Formulation), and chemicals (formulations, e.g batteries), so have a background in one of these fields is essential. Your will either have a PhD or experience working in industry in one of the relevant scientific fields mentioned and have experience with automated equipment and developing automation workflows.

The senior position will be looking for a candidate with extensive experience working with automated equipment (including liquid handlers) and you will draw upon a range of technical know-how to provide carefully thought-through advice and expertise to a range of stakeholders across the organisation. You will be a specialist in your area of discipline and have a team leader mentality, preferably with supervisory experience.


  • To significantly contribute technically, and in the planning/scoping of new automation platforms for the production and characterisation of formulations in line with the business strategy
  • To be the technical lead on projects using automation platforms and high throughput equipment.
  • To write and optimise workflows for automation project work and review them.
  • To lead and direct the maintenance, calibration, safety, and quality, for the effective running of automation platforms.
  • To guide the automation team in the effective use of data analysis for effective automation and train others in their use; design of experiments, statistics, management of large data sets, effective data logging systems.

Essential Requirements:

  • Educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/Engineering discipline plus significant industrial experience. Ideally hold a PhD.
  • Have experience working with automated equipment such as liquid handlers, high throughput screening equipment etc.
  • Be able to maintain, calibrate, and understand the safety for the effective running of automation platforms.
  • Have a background in either pharmaceuticals, drug discovery, chemical R&D, or nanopharmaceuticals.
  • For the Senior role, you need to have experience supervising junior scientists and have a team leader mentality.

SRG are the UK number 1 recruitment company specialising in the science, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, renewable, biotech, chemicals, and medical devices sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to Natalia at

Carbon60, Lorien, SRG - the Impellam Group STEM Portfolio is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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21/12/2022 14:16:21
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Contact Consultant:
Natalia Santoro

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