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High-Throughput Placement

Job Details

Ref No.: SP07: Salary: Real Living Wage
Team: Science and Engineering Employment Type: Full-time - Fixed term
Location: Sedgefield Deadline: Sunday, 3 March 2019 @ 23:59

The Company

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

The Role

Fixed term for 12 weeks, 37 hours per week

CPI’s Formulation department is providing an opportunity for a summer placement student to join its existing team. The placement opportunity will allow the student to gain hands on experience developing and testing efficient, reproducible and controlled methods for data analysis for various types of experimental data. The role will also involve using software tools to capture data in a structured format to improve existing procedures.

Duties of the role include:

  • Work in a safe manner complying with relevant Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) requirements.
  • Undergo training for use of pipeline pilot software and pilotscript programming language.
  • Create pipeline pilot protocols to standardise analysis of experimental data. This could be data sets from various experimental procedures used in the formulation platform including data captured by the electronic lab notebook.
  • Communicate with scientists effectively to get iterative feedback and ensure analytical tools developed are usable and useful.
  • To formally report software used, methods, calculations and results clearly in a suitable format.
  • Possibility to develop methods of capturing data from lab equipment in a controlled and structured format.

The Person

We are seeking to recruit a candidate who is educated to A level or equivalent in STEM subjects, particularly science and mathematics and currently undertaking a degree in a relevant scientific/technical discipline. The successful candidate should have experience and a keen interest in programming along with a systematic way of thinking. Candidates must have a good understanding of mathematics and data analysis used for scientific analysis together with being able to effectively communicate, problem solve, be willing to learn and gain practical experience. It is desirable that candidates have some knowledge and experience of dataflow programming (LabVIEW, Pipeline pilot).

The Benefits

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

Apply for Job

Please note we do not accept CV’s. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) to fill in the form.

1. Your Right to Work

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

Sorry, but without Proof of the Right to Work in the UK we will not be able to consider your application any further.

2. Download Application Form

Download Application Form

You must complete the application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download).


3. Submit Application Form

Restrictions to your right to work in the UK may affect the progress of your application.

Unfortunately if you require a certificate of sponsorship this is something CPI do not offer and we will not be able to proceed with your application.

If your documentation which grants you right to work in the UK has an expiry date, the end date must exceed the fixed term end date for this post.