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Higher Scientific Officer

Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)

Location: Addlestone
Salary: £32,557 per annum + 25 days Annual leave + Pension Scheme
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st July 2021
Closes: 18th August 2021
Job Ref: 126779

Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3LS

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is responsible for ensuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines in the UK.

We have a vacancy for a Higher Scientific Officer in our Biologicals Team based in Addlestone, Surrey.

This exciting and interesting role puts you at the heart of the important work of the VMD’s Biologicals Team where you will be responsible for the assessment of quality and safety data for applications for variations and renewals of Marketing Authorisations for biological/immunological veterinary medicinal products.  You will also support other scientists and veterinarians in the assessment of more complex applications.

The work will help the VMD ensure that applications are determined in accordance with the defined targets contributing to the VMD meeting its published standards.  The work also plays a major role to help assure the continuing quality, safety and efficacy of veterinary medicines.

You must have a degree in microbiology, immunology or other relevant biological or science-based discipline.

Have experience of:

  • applying analytical and problem–solving skills quickly to assimilate scientific and other information, identify issues, draw conclusions, and make recommendations when preparing scientific reports relating to the evaluation of the benefit/risk of applications.
  • communicating scientific issues, in writing and face-to-face, with clarity.

You must make your application via the Civil Service Jobs website, where you will find a full job description including salary details.

The closing date for applications is 18th August 2021

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate is an Equal Opportunity employer.

No Recruitment Agency, Newspaper or Publication calls please.

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