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Hot Room Testing Assistant

Merseyside, Port Sunlight
Up to £11.25 per hour
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our global FMCG client - the powerhouse behind brands such as Domestos, Cif, Sure and Persil, as a Hot Room Testing Assistant for a role to last until the end of December 2022. The post will be based from our client's prestigious Research & Development Facility in Port Sunlight, Wirral. The salary is £11.25 per hour.

Working Hours:

30 hours per week over 4 days, Monday-Thursday.

The job requires the staff member to start between 08:00 & 08:15 most days (to fit with the schedule of subject visits times). Whilst there will be flexibility required due to the demands of the programme and different protocols, a typical approximate working pattern could look like:

Week 1 - 5 days of 08:00-16:00 (with lunch break 12:00-13:00)

Week 2 - 5 days of 08:00-16:00 (with lunch break 12:00-13:00)

Week 3 - 3 days of 08:20-16:00 (with lunch break 12:00-13:00)

Please note; the vacancy is only open to females as the role involves taking samples from, and applying products to, female panellists who will be partially clothed.

The purpose of this role will be to perform hot room testing of antiperspirant efficacy on panels of healthy human volunteers in line with the requirements of the Deodorants Research and Development Programme.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform, accurately and reproducibly, the key elements of hot room test protocols, including product applications, sweat collection and sweat weighing; provide accurate documentation of test data
  • Treat panellists according to test protocols; all panellists being dealt with professionally, courteously and according to the CSC Code of Conduct and Clinicals SOPs. This involves application of products to panellist's underarms.
  • Set-up and conduct of hot room tests using menu driven computer applications
  • Organise the recruitment, and complete the screening, of new subjects for the hot room panel
  • Organise and deliver the annual consenting and medical screening update for the established hot room panel
  • Participate in the routine work associated with the various protocols; this involves, for example: labelling test products; use of balances; organising product retains; processing documentation archiving
  • Use of standard computer-based packages to (e.g. Word, JMP and web-based systems) within study preparation and conduct
  • Conduct of Aluminium swabbing detection test

Key Skills Required:

  • Be female, due to the nature of test and the use of female panellists.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work accurately under pressure (e.g. time constraints)
  • Be numerate and literate to GCSE level, or equivalent
  • Experience with computer-based systems, e.g. analysis and data storage systems, would be advantageous.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the self-integrity to be able to conduct the tests in a mature, courteous manner.


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Port Sunlight
CH62 4ZD
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