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Scientific Translator - Spanish / English - Biochemistry / Biology


Job Description

Our Client provides specialist Intellectual Property translation and information services. They have a dedicated division providing translation, documentation and localisation services to the medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, engineering and telecoms industries.

They are now seeking a Scientific Translator - Spanish mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of English and at least a degree qualification in Biochemistry OR Molecular Biology

This position is a full-time permanent role and will be office based in the Home Counties.

Job Purpose

Translators are responsible for producing complete and accurate translations in accordance with client specified requirements. Translators generally dictate their work. Translations are subject to independent proofreading and then returned to the original translator for validation (the "approval" process)

Key Responsibilities

  • The accurate and complete production of translations of documents primarily patents and other related linguistic tasks (including ad hoc proofreading and approval as required).
  • Daily checking of forthcoming work schedules and liaison with Translation Coordinator
  • Liaison with the allocation team and production team as required
  • Review of each job ticket for specific translation order requirements
  • Clear dictation of translations
  • Drawing customer's attention to flaws in source text
  • Resolution of individual text queries
  • Use of research methods to resolve queries
  • Assistance to production staff as required
  • Signing of certificates
  • Attendance at notary as necessary
  • Input to Sales team as necessary
  • Approval of own work after proofreading
  • Checking other translators' work when resource planning demands
  • Cover for colleagues' approvals as required

Qualifications / Experience

  • Spanish mother tongue level, excellent knowledge of English and at least a degree qualification in biochemistry OR molecular biology
  • A PhD and additional language qualifications are also desirable
  • Previous translation/proofreading experience / specific industry or research sector knowledge & experience / knowledge of other languages / experience in intellectual property is desirable but not essential
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Accurate language/grammar abilities
  • Research ability
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability/desire to work as an individual, but as part of the wider translation team
  • Proven translation ability desirable / Ability to prioritise work / Communication skills (liaison with other departments) / IT skills - use of email, internet, archive, database, translation software e.g. Trados desirable
  • Sound judgement
  • Willingness to take responsibility for allocated workload
  • Willingness to assist colleagues - by covering their tasks occasionally or by helping to assist with queries
  • Ability to plan and prioritise continually changing schedule

In return our client is offering a competitive package including a basic salary of between £30,000 and £40,000 per annum (salary is negotiable and more may be available for an exceptional candidate) plus comprehensive benefits.

Please e-mail your C.V to Lorraine Roger, Director, Atom Recruitment Ltd...... click apply for full job details

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