Temporary Contract - 3 to 6 months | Saffron Walden, Essex

Chemistry Lab Technician

About the Job

This role involves working within the R&D Team to ensure the successful development of new chemistry instruments and equipment.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Reporting to the R&D Manager
  • Establishing and carrying out testing of chemistry lab equipment
    • Assisting in the construction and testing of components, assemblies, jigs, etc.
    • Collecting, analysing, and reporting data in a clear and structured way
    • Ensuring lab and testing areas are kept clean and tidy
  • Any other activities that support the R&D Team
  • Helping out other departments as and when required

About you

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A degree in chemical engineering, applied chemistry, or similar
  • Testing and / or experimental experience
  • Fully IT literate with standard Microsoft Office packages (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Other useful experience might include:

  • Working in the scientific instrument sector
  • Working knowledge of scientific software

And have the following qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to interact with colleagues, suppliers, and customers
  • Well organised, with good attention to detail, and with the ability to maintain high levels of accuracy
  • Enthusiasm and perseverance, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Good prioritising skills as role is multifunctional and hectic at times
  • Forward-thinking – always looking for ways to improve current systems and suggest new initiatives
  • Diligent attitude with the determination to see things through to completion
  • Capable of working as part of a team and able to use own initiative when working individually
  • Willing to get stuck in with hands-on work as well as planning and analysis of results
  • Good time keeper and reliable
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new skills
  • Pleasant and positive manner

The Package

At Radleys we have a dedicated team of professionals which includes; scientists, chemical engineers, R&D, glassblowers, customer service, technical support, servicing, sales, marketing and finance who are all working hard to provide our customers with the very best technology and customer service. Start your career with us!

  • 3-to-6-month contract (possibility of permanent role)

  • Pro-rata holiday

  • Experience with scientific equipment

  • Interaction with other scientists and engineers

Apply now

How to apply

Please email your CV with a covering letter stating your salary expectations to:

e: recruitment@radleys.co.uk

t: +44 1799513320​​

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