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BAT UKIS LOOKING FOR A SENIOR TECHNOLOGIST-DEVICE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY 

SENIORITY LEVEL: Junior Level

FUNCTION: Research & Development (R&D)

LOCATION: Southampton

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Permanent

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

What are the key objectives and expectations from this role? 

The Senior Technologist role is chiefly responsible for the execution of assigned tasks using laboratory equipment and expertise across a range of projects and activities within the New Categories product development portfolio to support the delivery of the commercial vision of a product in the R&D pipeline.

What is the direct impact of this role on the team or organization?

This role will utilise experience of laboratory base product testing and broad scientific principles to assist a team in executing an element of a product development plan, whilst using this team experience to build out personal capabilities to expand technical knowledge of New Category products.

Reports to:

Principal Device Technology Manager

Geographic Scope:

Global

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Working safely within a laboratory environment with escalation of issues with workstream delivery to the peers
  • Problem solving and proactively solution orientated approach to tasks
  • To have accountability for the delivery of assigned activities across a portfolio of projects and activities within the New Categories product development portfolio
  • Operation of lab-based test equipment and methodologies bespoke to inhalation products, in order to perform assigned tasks and produce data in the required time frames
  • To evaluate data produced concisely, understanding reasoning behind data points out of trend and presenting of data in correct format
  • To store all generated data and reports in line with BAT policies
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all data, technology, and compositions BAT intellectual property
  • To assist and work closely with the Product Developers within the team with a focus on upskilling personal breadth and depth of technical knowledge in new categories product development
  • To have awareness of best practices and compliance using technical knowledge and broad scientific principles to ensure effective delivery of an appropriate given task.

CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?

  • Are you interested in product development?
  • Do you want to learn how a fast-moving consumer goods company working at the cutting edge of technology develops concepts and product focused pipelines?
  • Are you practical and ambitious?

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Ability to deliver on time, in full data packages
  • Broad experience of product testing approaches and data interpretation
  • Ability to work in a laboratory for the physical testing of vaping products, working with controlled substances, electronic devices, and wet chemistry applications
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and work independently with other teams
  • Ability to plan and prioritise tasks based on business need.

BENEFICIAL

  • Understanding of mechanical engineering drawings
  • Basic understanding of electronics and software
  • Previous experience with medical devices or laboratory settings.

WE ARE BAT

At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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