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Laboratory Manager

Berkshire   •  £38000 - £40000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time


A UKAS-accredited chemical manufacturing business is looking to appoint a laboratory manager into its team in Reading. They are looking for a highly organised individual to manage all laboratory operations, areas including, Analytical, QC, R&D and H&S.

To be considered you should hold a degree in a relevant chemistry-based discipline, have previous laboratory management experience ideally within a chemical manufacturing business and display In-depth knowledge of analytical techniques and methodologies (ICP-AES, ICP-MS, GC, UV-Vis, and wet chemistry) used in the sector and demonstration of their practical application in the analysis of final materials.

Laboratory Manager Key Responsibilities:

  • Collecting, receiving, labelling, and/or analysing samples or substances using the correct testing equipment.
  • Designing and executing laboratory testing in line with standard testing procedures, recording observations, and interpreting findings.
  • Recording all experimental data and test results accurately and in the specified format (written and/or electronic).
  • Organising and storing all chemical substances and compressed gases according to safety instructions.
  • Ensuring that safety guidelines are always adhered to within the laboratory.
  • Maintaining daily logs and equipment record books.
  • Cleaning, maintaining, and calibrating laboratory equipment.
  • Ordering laboratory supplies.
  • Providing technical support when necessary.
  • Keeping up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments

Laboratory Manager Requirements:

  • Hold a chemistry, or closely related degree qualification.
  • Strong understanding of the chemical industry with previous laboratory management experience.
  • Strong effective communicator.
  • Highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skills.
  • Expert in Microsoft applications and general computer literacy.
  • Ordering laboratory supplies.
  • Providing technical support when necessary.
  • Keeping up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments

Salary: £38, 000 - £40,000
Benefits: 23 Days Holiday + Banks - 5% Company Pension Contribution - Free Parking
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Role: Full-time, Permanent, (On-site)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Cranleigh STEM & Sustainability is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity, and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employment agency, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team.


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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 8558
  • Posted: 6th January 2023
  • Expires: 3rd February 2023

Cranleigh Scientific

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