Biological Imager

Job reference: 136505BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Research and Development
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Secondment
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Biological Imager
Fixed Term 3-6 months


Global Brands Research manages cohorts of human volunteers and conducts consumer and clinical studies in order to build insights, test new ideas, technologies and products. We provide data that supports business decisions and generate brand equity in the innovation and new product development domain. We conduct testing with consumers in their homes as well as conducting scientific and clinical trials within our own Research Centre and with partners around the world. We ensure that our pipeline of innovation delivers real results, that our customers love. Working as a Biological Imager, you will take images of human volunteers over several months to quantify the performance of our internally developed skin care products. You will also work with partners to validate new imaging devices that volunteers can use in their homes.

Key Responsibilities
Capture facial images of human volunteers on a skin cream intervention study over several months using a Newtone ColorFace®
• Capture skin images that are suitable for use in PR and advertising
• Supply quality images to Newtone for image analysis in order to quantify the size of the benefit
• Validate in home skin diagnostics e.g FitSkinTM
• Develop a strong working relationship with external partners
• Document activities, catalogue and store all images so they can be easily accessed

A bit about you…
Thorough understanding and working knowledge of photography equipment and techniques including studio lighting and macro photography
• Knowledge and experience in using image software packages to organise and edit images for example Adobe Lightroom
• Able to build relationships, gain trust and communicate clearly with study volunteers (members of the general public)
• Able to work and deliver at pace with excellent attention to detail
• Ideally interested in new biological imaging techniques. Technically minded with the willingness and ability to solve problems

A bit about us…
At Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global Brands, we believe in being PIONEERING, INSPIRATIONAL and CONNECTING with people. Our market leading brands such as No7, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions all over the world. We put the consumer at the heart of everything we do using real time insights to activate brands and products on a global scale. With a passionate and innovative approach to Beauty and Healthcare, we are shaping the future of health and wellbeing for everyone. We are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores globally, helping people live happier and healthier lives.

What we can offer you:
We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition. We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:

• Competitive Salary & annual discretionary bonus plan
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
• Generous staff discount scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym and Canteen
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

If you have any queries about this role, please contact lorin.everall@boots.co.uk

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

To learn more about our functions, explore our brands and find opportunities all over the globe please visit: https://globalbrandscareers.wba.com/