Internship - Centre for Chemical Safety and Stewardship

Job overview

  • 57096
  • UK - England - Yorkshire
  • York
  • Clinical and Scientific
  • Fixed Term Contract, Full Time
  • Full Time Day
  • Fera
  • Specialist Services
  • Not specified
  • Jan 31 2019

Vacancy Description

Becoming an Internship - Centre for Chemical Safety and Stewardship with FERA Science Ltd:

The placement will be within Fera’s Centre for Chemical Safety and Stewardship (CCSS). CCSS generate human and environmental safety data so that chemical companies (e.g. agrochemical or animal health) can demonstrate the safety of their products for registration in Europe.  This placement will be based in the analytical chemistry Team, whose role is to apply wide range of chemistry-based techniques to enable the successful validation of sample analysis methods. (e.g. soils, water, sediments, tissues etc).

Required Skills;

It is anticipated that the candidate will get involved in a comprehensive range of activities, however the core responsibility will be the development of new service via the following activities:


Application of a wide range of chemistry-based techniques to enable the successful validation of sample analysis methods.

  • Conduct work to Good Laboratory Practice system in compliance with standard operating procedure

  • Conduct sample extraction and clean-up of samples using a variety of wet chemistry

  • techniques.

  • Be responsible for laboratory facilities (which include daily equipment checks, instrument maintenance and general laboratory housekeeping)

  • Perform laboratory procedures using standard laboratory equipment

  • Assist others in all aspects of laboratory and field studies in compliance with the relevant study plans

  • Operate analytical instrumentation such as HPLC, GC and mass spectrometry.

  • Maintain accurate written and computer records and ensure data integrity within digital and paper based systems

  • Calculate and reporting results to external and internal clients

Specific Requirements of the role:

A strong interest in the development of analytical methods, preparation of quality documents and an ability to plan, manage and deliver work under supervision.  Operate in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant facilities.  Good collaboration and communication skills.

About FERA Science Ltd

Fera is a joint venture partnership between Capita and Defra, working proactively to improve global food security, sustainability and safety. As a national and international centre of excellence for interdisciplinary investigation and problem solving, we work on plant and bee health, crop protection, sustainable agriculture, food and feed quality and chemical safety in the environment.  Join our ambitious team here and you’ll help respond to the most pressing challenges in the industry.

Capita Plc are the UK’s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through quality solutions, tailored to our customer’s needs, we’ve helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too.

What’s in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration – with colleagues, customers and clients – is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you 23 day’s holiday increasing over length of service, company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts. At our York office, you will also benefit from onsite gym / free parking / nursery facility etc.

You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential – whatever that means to you.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process – click apply now. We understand you might have some questions before taking the step to apply – you can contact our Recruiter for guidance.

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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