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It is estimated that 21 million people in the UK live with allergic disease. But there remains a huge gap in healthcare services for those affected by this disease of the immune system. Our mission is to raise the profile of allergy at all levels, with a vision for everyone affected by allergy to receive the best possible care and support.

Our dedicated free Helpline is there for people who need our help and support. Our free Factsheets provide information that is often badly needed to explain the symptoms and triggers that people with allergy are dealing with every day of their lives.

We are the leading national patient charity for people living with all types of allergy. We work with government, professional bodies, Healthcare Professionals and corporates towards our vision and to help improve the lives of the millions of people with allergic disease.

From time to time we look for people to join our team at Allergy UK as we continue to develop the services we provide for people living with allergy. 

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Allergy UK. Charity No: 1094231. Company No: 4509293. Registered in Scotland - Charity No: SC039257

Please note, as we’re a charity, we try hard to keep costs down and that includes in administration. If you apply for a job and don’t hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time and we thank you for your interest in Allergy UK.

Please find current vacancies below:

Scientific Advisor - Product Testing

The Role

Allergy UK is looking for a Scientific Advisor with scientific expertise in microbiology and aerobiology, validating test data on products that may be efficient at reducing allergens from the indoor environment.  This is a contract position for eight hours per week.

You will be reviewing test data provided by a third party testing facility and writing a report to advise whether the results of that test data are valid, or otherwise, against our relevant testing protocols.

You will have as a minimum a Master’s degree in microbiology, knowledge of testing procedures and how to assess product performance and allergen thresholds, including understanding reduction of allergens and other aspects, knowledge of laboratory good working practice (ISO 17025 standards) and containment of hazardous substances, knowledge of how to appraise protocols for testing the range of appliances/products in the endorsement programme, and the ability to design and write test protocols to international standards, e.g. IEC, AHAM.

For the full Role Profile please download here

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Recruitment@allergyuk.org expressing your interest in this role.