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Chemistry Lab Technician

Somerset   •  £20000 - £25000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

Due to expansion, a cosmetics manufacturer requires a Lab Technician to join its team. This role will support a busy laboratory including performing wet chemistry, formulation work and lab admin. This opportunity would suit a chemistry based graduate looking to secure commercial lab experience or an experienced lab technician looking to challenge themselves in a new environment.

Key Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Conducting feasibility studies/technical investigations into potential formulations
  • Sourcing raw materials from suppliers
  • Managing raw material database and lab supply
  • Supporting Development Chemist in formulating innovative, naturally based products for both in house brands and private customers
  • Supporting Development Chemist in conducting stability, compatibility & challenge testing of approved formulations.
  • Supporting Development Chemist to generate CPSR and PIF documentation.
  • Liaising between project manager and safety assessors on regulatory/claims issues.
  • Creation and optimisation of manufacturing instructions
  • Supporting Development Chemist to manage the transfer from lab to manufacturing and advise on risk in scale up


  • BSc in Chemistry or related subject or equivalent experience.
  • Able to communicate well with management, colleagues and clients
  • Confident and self-driven
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to multitask
  • Work in a fast paced environment with precision and accuracy


  • Experience working with cosmetic / personal care products
  • Experience in process manufacturing
  • Ideally worked on Skin care & Hair care formulations
  • Knowledge of EU Cosmetics Directive

You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7100
  • Posted: 13th October 2021
  • Expires: 10th November 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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