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Laboratory Accreditation Assessor in Gloucestershire
A full-time position for a Laboratory Assessor, based north Gloucestershire, has arisen to support a Laboratory Accreditation Scheme, and other laboratory audit programmes.
The position is for someone with strong, proven and up to date knowledge and experience in food compositional analysis, laboratory management and laboratory quality systems (particularly ISO17025); and also proven experience of auditing to recognised standards.
The role requires a substantial amount of travelling (1 to 2 days a week), often out of core hours - predominantly in the UK though overseas travel will be expected to varying degrees throughout the year.
This position will potentially include the provision of a company car. For the right candidate the position can be home based after successful completion of training, but regular working day visits to site will be expected.
Recognised qualifications in, and proven, up to date knowledge and experience of food compositional analyses.
Extensive proven practical experience and technical understanding of up to date standard/recognised food compositional methods and novel/commercial rapid methods, and routine testing activities.
Extensive experience and understanding of the management, technical and quality requirements in ISO 17025 and/or CLAS Standard - acquired by first-hand experience over several years:
a) managing/supervising, at a senior level, accredited laboratory operations and
b) developing and implementing quality systems within laboratories
Proven experience of planning and conducting in house method evaluations/validations, appraising data and compiling validation reports.
Experience of deriving Measurement Uncertainty values and associated statistics.
Trained in principle of auditing with previous proven experience of auditing quality systems against recognised Standards (preferably within laboratory operations) •
Although the above experience and knowledge associated with food compositional analysis is sought, experience/knowledge of microbiology testing activities and associated recognised/standard methods for pathogens, spoilage, indicator organisms would be desirable, but not essential, to potentially support the microbiology laboratory assessment services also provided.
Full and clean driving licence.
Must be eligible to work in the UK, and if not a UK citizen, must not have restrictions for travel and work outside the UK