Location Reading
Discipline: Scientific
Job type: Contract
Salary: ££14.21 p/h (inside IR35)
Contact name: Johanna Cowan

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 4256
Published: over 1 year ago
Duration: 12 months
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2023 23:59

Summary of responsibilities:


  • Responsible for performing a range of sample preparation and processes using basic lab equipment under the supervision of a more senior staff member.

  • Prepare, operate and maintain the equipment for the efficient and effective operation of the experimental workspace while working to the highest standards of safety and quality by ensuring that food safety, quality policies and good laboratory practices are adhered to including risk assessments, SOPs, HACCP and good manufacturing processes.

Three Key Skills:

  • Meticulous attention to detail and an ability to follow written instructions.

  • Well organized and capable of working on multiple activities concurrently.

  • Able to perform a range of sample preparation and operate laboratory equipment.

Primary Skills Required:

  • Effective organisation of assigned workload, integrity of analytical data generated and timely/accurate provision of results.

  • Perform a range of basic routine analysis using (pH, moisture, colour, NIR) under supervision of a senior member of staff.

  • Operate basic lab equipment as directed.

  • Be competent in the use of generic and specific software packages required for the role: Laboratory’s LIMS system, Q-Pulse, etc.

  • Perform Lab admin and housekeeping duties as directed.

  • Will be expected to work in different laboratories if the demand is required.

Additional Skills Preferred:

  • Experience of working with applying your scientific understanding to experiment planning and analysis of results.

Experience Required:

  • Scientific understanding of basic lab equipment.

Additional Experience Preferred:

  • Experience of working in a regulated environment.

Education/ Qualifications Required:

  • Educated to A / HNC level in a relevant scientific discipline.

Additional Education Preferred:

  • Food science, science, or engineering ideally in a fast-moving consumer goods market or contract research laboratory.