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Clinicals Technician (Hot Room)

Merseyside, Port Sunlight
Up to £12.29 per hour
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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We are currently seeking an interim Clinicals Technician (Hot Room), to work with our global FMCG client, renowned for brands such as Dove, Sure, Persil, and Simple, and become an integral part of their fast-paced FMCG environment.

The position is based at our client's scientific Research & Development facility in Port Sunlight Village, Wirral easily accessible by train and car. This is a full-time temporary role to run for 6 months. Compensation for this role is competitive, paying up to £12.29 per hour, depending upon experience.

Working Hours:

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

The job requires the staff member to start between 08:00 & 08:15 most days (to fit with the schedule of subject visits times).

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 is to perform hot room testing of antiperspirant efficacy on panels of healthy human volunteers in line with the requirements of the Deodorants R&D Programme as part of the Deo Clinicals hot room team.

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.

Additional Information

Port Sunlight working environment:

  • Free onsite parking
  • Staff shop discounted products
  • Working in state-of-the-art laboratory and pilot plant facilities
  • Free parking onsite
  • 5 mins walk to train station serving Liverpool & Chester
  • 20-minute drive from Liverpool city centre/30-minutes' drive from Chester
  • Disabled parking
  • In the heart of picturesque Port Sunlight village
  • There are also several site clubs available to join covering a range of topics including Book Club, Running, Choir, Pool, Genealogy and much more.
  • The sites have three catering outlets which provide a range of hot and cold food and drinks daily.
  • In addition there are a range of vending machines and cold-water dispensers around the site accessible throughout the day.


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Company info
Manpower UK Ltd
C/O Unilever HPC
Port Sunlight
CH62 4ZD
United Kingdom

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