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R&D Calibration Specialist - SRG

Posted: 4 August 2017

Closing: 1 September 2017

An opportunity for an experienced Calibration Scientist to join a global leading Medical Device company. Experience in a Pharmaceutical or Medical Device organisation highly advantageous.

Job Title: R&D Calibration Specialist
Vacancy type: Permanent
Area: North West
Salary: £27,000-£35,000 depending on experience.

SRG are working with a leading global medical device company who as a result of internal promotion have a requirement for a R&D Calibration Specialist responsible for laboratory instrument calibration, maintenance, services, validation and troubleshooting.


This is an exciting opening for a Calibration Scientist to join a successful and reputable market leader, based at the global centre of excellence for their leading products. A competitive package including pension and bonus scheme is on offer.


• Provides expertise to equipment calibration and validation systems compliant ISO13485 standards.
• Support equipment qualification activities; review documentation and compile reports.
• Approval of equipment calibration records and reports.
• Support and compile Non-Conformance reports, laboratory investigations and change controls.
• Supervise calibration contractors on site and provide technical assistance as required.
• Write and approve laboratory reports in a timely manner.
• Advise and support other R&D functions in equipment related issues as a Subject Matter Expert.


• Strong knowledge of laboratory equipment calibration, servicing and maintenance requirements.
• Commands strong technical and problem solving skills and strong technical documentation skills.
• Experience in training small groups of staff.
• Eligibility to work in the UK

The ideal Calibration Scientist will be degree qualified or equivalent in Chemistry or a related subject and must have appropriate skills together with underpinning knowledge. Previous experience of working in a GMP regulated pharmaceutical/Medical Device environment would be highly advantageous.

SRG are the UK number 1 recruitment company specialising in the science, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, renewable, biotech, chemicals and medical devices sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It’s this combination that makes us different. We’re committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to Jenni Bates at For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Jenni on 0161 868 2222.

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: Instrument Calibration, Instrument Validation, Equipment calibration, equipment validation, equipment troubleshooting, instrument troubleshooting, Servicing, EQ, IQ, OQ, PQ, Medical Devices, ISO13485, GMP, Laboratory, Quality Assurance