Vacancy for Higher Scientific Officer in the Biologicals Team

This exciting and interesting role puts you at the heart of the important work of the VMD’s Biologicals Team where you will be responsible for the assessment of quality and safety data for applications for variations and renewals of Marketing Authorisations for biological/immunological veterinary medicinal products.

Job Title

Higher Scientific Officer in the Biologicals Team


HSO Higher Scientific Officer

Office base

Addlestone, Surrey

Salary & Pension

£32,557 per annum with Pension Scheme

Annual Leave entitlement

Commencing at 25 days


Your work will help the VMD ensure that applications are determined in accordance with the defined targets contributing to the VMD meeting its published standards. Your work also plays a major role to help assure the continuing quality, safety and efficacy of veterinary medicines.

Therefore supporting the VMD’s aim to protect public health, animal health, the environment and promote animal welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines.


  • applying analytical and problem–solving skills quickly to assimilate scientific and other information, identify issues, draw conclusions, and make recommendations when preparing scientific reports relating to the evaluation of the benefit/risk of applications
  • communicating scientific issues, in writing and face-to-face, with clarity


You must have a degree in microbiology, immunology or other relevant biological or science-based discipline.

How to apply

You must make your application via the Civil Service Jobs Website where you will find a full job description including salary details.

Closing Date

18 August 2021