Scientific Assistant

£20,000 - £25,000 per month

  • Consumer Health & Beauty
  • Experienced
  • UK
  • North West
  • Permanent

Scientific Assistant

Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 (DOE) + 25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays + Pension Scheme after Probation + Private Healthcare

Office Based: West Yorkshire

The Requirements:

• To be successful in the role as Scientific Assistant you must be degree educated in a Chemistry subject as well as possessing 2+ years working in a laboratory environment

• Having excellent knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel

• Project management knowledge experience is preferred but not essential

• Working knowledge of Classification Labelling & Packing regulations in the current market place

• You must be organised and have a structured work ethic

• Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

• Good commercial understanding to translate technical projects into commercial benefits

• Knowledge of GC, MS & LCMS analytical techniques

The Role of Scientific Assistant:

• In the role of the Scientific Assistant you will be supporting the Chief Scientific Officer in day-to-day tasks, including GC analysis of essential oil source material as well as GC analysis and physical property testing of active substance and finished products for QC and product development purposes

• Providing customer support, including customer questionnaires

• Conducting laboratory scale conversions

• Preparing sample products for regulatory and product development testing

• Liaising with manufacturers of active substance and finished products

• Organising and assisting in managing operations of small analytical laboratory, managing storage of short and long term R&D samples

• Overseeing the companies sample labelling system

• Order supplies of laboratory materials and equipment

• Maintaining a neat and efficient laboratory environment, ensuring everything is in its correct place and labelled correctly

• Managing documentation, including oversight of Certificates of Analysis for finished products, CoAs for active substance batches, CoA templates

• Supporting the Chief Scientific Officer in longer term projects, including drafting Standard Operating Procedures, Project managing key technical-led projects,

• Formulation, development and preparation of sample new products

• Generating new ideas to improve products and/or production processes

The Company & Opportunity

• My client is a privately owned, Leeds-based company supplying the only truly effective, naturally-sourced insect repellent active ingredient to the global marketplace!

• The active ingredient is sold to over 30 countries across all continents worldwide, they have offices UK & the USA to be able to support their customers

• Have an in-house laboratory for product development and testing as well as an in-house regulatory team taking care of active substance and product registrations

• Focus solely on the insect repellent market — with over 20 years’ experience, we are experts in this field

For more information about the Scientific Assistant role or to apply send your CV now to or call Chelsie today on 0113 243 3499.

LH Consumer Health & Beauty also operates a recommend a friend referral scheme. So if you know someone who could be good for this role, email your nominated candidate’s name and contact details in confidence via email too, and we’ll ensure you receive £100.00 of vouchers from a high street retailer of your choice once we have successfully placed the person referred by you.


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