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Laboratory Research Technician

CPA Recruitment
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£30,000 + Benefits
Closing date
30 May 2022

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Contract Type
Development, Scientist
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Laboratory Research Technician




The Role

A unique opportunity to join a global operation who focus on innovation to drive growth markets in many areas of the food industry. They are investing in this research to ensure the growth of future business.

Qualifications and experience: 

  • A minimum of an MSc in biochemistry though a degree in food science is preferable;
  • Experience of development of new product in the food industry is advantageous
  • Understanding of characteristic of chemicals from their name/formulating is necessary;
  • Experience of basic analysis equipment such as HPLC, GC and/or MS to develop new product would be required. Experience of using food processing tools such as a blender/homogeniser, UHT and  extruder, and food analysis equipment such as texture analyser, viscometer preferable;
  • Understanding/experience of general food industry production processes and requirements would be advantageous;
  • Application / product development/ Analysis experience within  food production industry would be advantageous;
  • Knowledge of enzymes and applications of enzymes in the food industry would be advantageous;
  • Knowledge of health and safety in a laboratory environment and of risk assessment, and good practice in research;
  • Experience in managing stocks of chemical and biological material (including electronic records). 
  • Knowledge of chemical synthesis, catalysis and biocompatible chemistry

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with internal and external sources to expand knowledge and experience of  enzyme use in the production processes and customer requirements;
  • Developing new applications to meet new or existing customer requirements;
  • Developing new techniques with appropriate technology;
  • Preparing samples for analysis or testing;
  • Selecting and adapting the most appropriate methods and techniques from a variety of possibilities;
  • Independently performing tests or analyses using a variety of methods and techniques, which may require solving problems inherent with the methodology; calculating results, evaluating findings and determining need for further analysis; preparing comprehensive reports which document methodology, evaluating findings and explaining other information pertinent to the analysis;

For further information please contact Lesa Lynch on 0208 203 1000 or email a CV to


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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