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Research Scientist

LOCATION: 

0, LEC, GB

JOB CATEGORY:  R&D
REQUISITION NUMBER:  195646

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

 

Laboratory Research Scientist – Analytical Chemistry

£24,945-£31,182 (dependent on experience)

Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire, UK

 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

In this role you will:

  • Require scientific expertise in analytical chemistry to plan and execute laboratory projects and develop new laboratory capabilities to support the current and future research needs.
  • Provide technical expertise in analytical chemistry to input into project plans, experimental design, data analysis and troubleshooting to ensure successful progression and completion of projects.
  • Communicate research findings through written reports and scientific publications and presentations to key internal customers and stakeholders.
  • Provide training to other laboratory users in experimental methods specific to analytical chemistry.
  • Provide laboratory ownership for the analytical chemistry laboratory areas by ensuring that methods and techniques are carried out safely, accurately and that data generated from the lab is of robust scientific quality by all who work in that lab.
  • Finally, that within the laboratory consumables and equipment are maintained to a high standard. Active input into continuous improvement in ways of working within the lab are identified and shared with the rest of the laboratory research scientist team.

 

 

To do this role you’ll need:

  • A degree within the field of analytical chemistry or associated chemistry subject is essential.
  • A Masters or PhD in a relevant scientific subject is desirable.
  • Experience of working in industry is preferred.
  • Proven ability to communicate scientific messages with accuracy and clarity.
  • Experience of oversight and teaching others in experimental techniques is highly desirable.

 

In return we offer:

  • A range of benefits: company bonus, health insurance, flexible working and more…
  • The typical career path for this role is to a senior research scientist level (T2); with enhanced input into scientific direction of the research program here at Waltham. More broadly, Mars has a global network of laboratories and an established laboratory management structure.

     

We know its important to you to find out as much about us as possible, so following a review of your CV the first stage will be a telephone interview with the hiring manager and a chance for you to ask lots of questions. This is likely to be in December 2018. If successful you will be invited to an interview day in front of our panel which will be scheduled for early 2019. Don’t worry you’ll have plenty of time to prepare.

Closing date: 21/12/2018

To open up a dialogue, please click on the APPLY button below. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 


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