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Pet Behaviour Expert - Applied Behaviour job vacancy x 3

Short Term position. Part time and full time options available

Do you have industry experience working as a dog behaviour consultant/trainer? Do you have a degree or accreditation in animal behaviour or similar?

We're looking for 3 people to support our applied behaviour team in support of an exciting new project.

You'll be with us for approximately 4 months full time, but part time and remote working would also be possible.

Find out more and apply here

Please note this is a contractor position

You will

  • Contribute to the development of new methodologies, capabilities, products and/or services alone or  with others using animal behaviour & physiology
  • Manage tasks related to research projects in the field of pet behaviour 
  • Communication project updates
  • Act as a subject matter expert providing advice and technical support to Applied Behaviour projects.
  • Observe dog and cat behaviour to provide recommendations on pet wellbeing.

Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Lead (QSHE) job vacancy

Do you have in-depth knowledge of health, safety & environment legislation and a passion for quality?

We have a great opportunity to join Mars in a leadership role and have the opportunity to influence a number of management  teams on this critical agenda.

You'll develop and deploy the Health Safety and Environmental strategies and to deliver continued improvement to site safety and environmental performance for Waltham Petcare Science Institute and the Mars UK Petcare and Food National Office, with whom we share a site. You'll also lead the Quality Team at Waltham.

Find out more and apply here

You will

  • Be accountable for the development and deployment of  QHSE strategies
  • Be responsible for the engagement and leadership of the management teams and managers on QHSE.
  • Be Accountable for the creation of a roadmap(s) to deliver continued improvement to the quality, safety and environmental performance.
  • Support and coach others to build relevant knowledge and expertise, and ensure compliance with legislation, corporate and relevant standards
  • Work largely through others by building strong and effective teams and advocates

Laboratory Scientist job vacancy - Chemistry

Do you have experience working in a laboratory and carrying out GCMS or LCMS?* If yes, we may have a job for you!

As a Chemistry laboratory scientist, you will be responsible for and carry out a variety of experimental techniques and methodologies to meet the needs of research projects. The data you will produce will contribute to scientific discoveries which will support the creation of new or improved products and services that reach millions of pets across the world through our brands to make a better world for pets.

Find out more and apply here

*Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry 
 Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry

You will

  • Perform methodologies and processes 
  • Provide input during project discussions
  • ​​​​​​Drive and contribute to validation, refinement and troubleshooting of methodologies.
  • Perform method development and troubleshooting on LCMS or GCMS
  • Carry out maintenance of equipment
  • Provide training and support to others on methodologies and ways of working. 
  • Communicate research data to stakeholders
  • Maintain an electronic laboratory notebook
  • Work to drive efficiency and optimal ways of working
  • Contribute to written reports and scientific publications
  • Work in line quality and health, safety and environment requirements.

Trial Support Lab Technician job vacancy (12 month assignment)

We have an exciting job vacancy in our laboratory team as a Trial Support Technician.

Our trial support technician are key in preparation and logistics for research at Waltham to ensure successful implementation of studies in our laboratory. We use the knowledge generated by our studies to support development of innovative products and services, advancing science to deliver Mars Petcare's purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™.

This is an idea role for someone early in their career such as a recent graduate

Please note this is a 12 month contractor position

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You will

  • Prepare laboratory consumables, equipment and solutions for studies
  • Process samples ready for lab analysis
  • Record data
  • Contribute to study meetings
  • Carry out activities to support out laboratory

Laboratory Analyst job vacancy (12 month assignment)

Do you have experience working in a laboratory and processing biological samples for routine analysis? If yes, we may have a job for you!

As a laboratory analyst you'll use your scientific understanding to process and analyse biological samples requiring haematology and biochemistry analysis. The data generated will help inform preventive pet health in support of our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS

This is an ideal role for someone with laboratory experience looking for the next step in their career

Please note this is a 12 month contractor position

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You will

  • Processing and analysis of biological samples for haematology and biochemistry analysis
  • Accurate data recording of results
  • Routine maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of laboratory equipment
  • Maintain stock levels for  consumables
  • Input into project discussions
  • Communicate on project progress 
  • Maintain an electronic laboratory notebook
  • Maintain an record of all samples processed
  • Carry out work in accordance with Quality and health, safety, and environment requirements.
  • Provide assistance and support to the team.

Laboratory scientist job vacancy (Bioscience) - 6 month contract ASAP start

Do you have experience in carrying out cell culture, cell based assays, immunoassays, microbiology techniques, DNA extraction or PCR? If yes we may have a job for you!

We're looking for someone to join our laboratory team on a 6 month contract!

You'll be responsible for carrying out a variety of experimental techniques and methodologies to meet our research needs.

The data produced will contribute to scientific discoveries which help advance pet health in support of our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS

Find out more and apply here

Please note this is a contractor position

You will

  • Perform a variety laboratory methodologies & processes 
  • Support validation of new methodologies and contribute to refinement of current ones.
  • Carry out maintenance of equipment
  • Provide training and support to others on  methodologies and ways of working.
  • Communicate research data and project progress to stakeholders
  • Maintain an electronic lab notebook 
  • Work as a team to drive efficiency.
  • Contribute to reports and publications 
  • Work in accordance to quality, health, safety and environment requirements. 

Senior Statistician job vacancy (24 month contractor position)

Do you want to design efficient scientific experiments? Are you excited to be challenged by a variety of projects with complex data sets?

We are looking to recruit a Senior Statistician to the Data Analytics team. The role will help shape research projects that drive innovation alongside other stakeholders as well as report on progress, results, experimental design, and statistical analysis

Find out more and apply here

Please note this is a 24 month contractor position

You will

  • Perform experimental design and statistical analysis for experimental scientific research studies.
  • Communicate results to stakeholders.
  • Peer-review scientific work for a diversity of stakeholders.
  • Train and educate the research team on statistical methodologies.
  • Advocate the purpose of data-driven research and working to high scientific standards.

Pet Unit Specialist job vacancy 

Are you a team player, passionate about animal research? Would you enjoy a hands-on role working with cats and dogs? Are you keen to join us in using science to drive our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS

If yes, then we look forward to hearing from you! Our Pet Specialist roles play a key part in delivering our research program and every day, you get to work with our cats and dogs.

Find out more and apply here.

You will

  • Deliver the tasks for our research studies including collecting data or biological samples from our pets (e.g. faeces or urine).
  • Provide care for our dogs and cats through animal husbandry and training, using positive reinforcement.
  • Work safely and to a high quality.

Veterinary Nurse Specialist job vacancy

Are you a veterinary nurse with experience in general practice? Looking for a job slightly different?

We have an amazing vacancy for nurses that want to join us in delivering on our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. We offer a stable work pattern, with no night or on call work, and with direct day to day contact with our pets, so you can keep your clinical skills up to date.

In this role, you will deliver and support the provision of veterinary care to our pet population. This underpins the effective and efficient delivery of the science programme at Waltham.

Apply here

Multiple roles available

You will:

  • Deliver routine and non-routine veterinary care for one or more pet units.
  • Triage veterinary and animal health related queries.
  • deliver routine veterinary related tasks. For example weighing of animals, adjusting dietary requirements and delivering preventative treatments such as vaccinations.
  • Collection of health and research data from our dogs and cats (e.g. bodyweights, oral health assessments).
  • Perform animal health checks.
  • Identify and act upon continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Support cat/dog breeding programmes.
  • Deliver veterinary treatments and responding to veterinary queries during core hours at weekends.

No role for you just yet?

Why not meet some of our experts here or discover the wide range of roles across Mars and ask an associate a question here.

At Mars, the world we want tomorrow is inclusive and diverse. No matter the visible or invisible differences, we have long been committed to fostering an environment where everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. Read about our approach to I&D here.

Find out how our associates are living with purpose at home as well as at work here.


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