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Laboratory Technician

Bristol   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Laboratory Technician

9 month FTC

21,500 per annum


Cpl Life Sciences are currently recruiting for a Laboratory Technician for a herbal, food and nutrition company located in Bristol for a 9 month maternity cover.

The main responsibility of the Laboratory Technician is to assist the Herbal Development team with day to day laboratory activities, preparing tasting panels, record evaluation results and producing development recipes.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Preparing samples of development recipes (blending raw materials in the lab according to recipe)
  • Setting up purchase orders and requesting laboratory testing of finished goods and raw materials
  • Ensuring there is always effective communication on the quality status of raw materials and blends to colleagues and raw material/blend suppliers
  • Management of raw material archive and reference materials
  • Supporting Lab tours/tastings/inductions
  • Providing and collating feedback based upon sensory testing to modify development recipes
  • Supporting the herbal development team aiding in product development
  • Coordinating sensory assessments for routine and new product development, and keeping records related to the quality/sensory assessment of raw materials and blends
  • Undertaking a range of testing that includes essential oil testing, physical assays, HPTLC, macroscopic and microscopic testing etc
  • Interpreting laboratory reports and generating data to assess quality performance of raw material and blends
  • Keeping the laboratory clean and tidy
  • Quality assessment of raw materials, sampling, testing and data input
  • Coordinating sensory assessments for routine raw material, blends, and new product development & recording results.
  • Maintenance and calibration of analytical equipment

Qualifications/ Experience;

  • Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine or qualified by experience
  • Previous experience working in a food environment/ laboratory

For more information contact Amy.goddard@cpl.com

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2206-495493
  • Posted: 22nd June 2022
  • Expires: 20th July 2022

Cpl Life Sciences

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