Lab Technician – Cosmetics & Homecare - North Yorkshire - £23,000

Here2Grow Cosmetics & Homecare Labs are inviting applications for a new and exciting role working on green and sustainable FMCG products

Minimum Qualification: BSc Chemistry graduate with 2-3 years work experience

Starting Salary: £23,000

Starting date: Immediately

Duration of Contract: permanent (subject to successfully completing 6-month probationary period)

Department: Research & Development:
Here2Grow Cosmetics & Homecare Labs is a state-of-the-art Research & Development Lab located in Selby, North Yorkshire. Originally established in 2011, Here2Grow has a well-established portfolio that includes working with well-known household names and new upcoming brands. We are inviting applications for a new and exciting role working on green and sustainable FMCG products. As a successful candidate, you will be working in a very modern and pleasant company environment. In a small and friendly team, you will get the opportunity to develop and visibly shape our growing organisation, as you progress in your role. As a Lab Technician, you will be responsible for supporting the formulation of cosmetics & home care products on the bench. Setting up SOPs, running stability trials, housekeeping, maintaining lab stock, and communicating with suppliers, clients and Here2Grow associates. The Lab Technician reports to the Chief Chemist.

Unit 7, Abbey Court, Selby Business Park, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8RY, UK

Job Duties:
The role involves working on multiple cosmetics/homecare projects. Key tasks will be:
• Setting up laundry trials
• Supporting experimental design on prototype formulations
• Trialling new cosmetic/homecare development products
• Creating reports on performance results
• Order chemical samples and pricing from suppliers
• Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures
• Maintaining the Lab environment
• Perform stability and storage testing according to relevant standards

Performance Standards:
After training the Lab Technician is expected to carry out product development with minimum supervision, competencies expected:
• Be able to set priorities, manage own workload and deliver work in a timely manner
• Good attention to detail
• Be able to communicate and collaborate well with national and international stakeholders
• Have a sound understanding of cosmetic/homecare product development
• Good Lab Tech skills
• Excellent IT skills including excel, word and powerpoint

Personal Attributes:
• A genuine passion for cosmetics/homecare formulations
• Personable but resilient
• Creative thinker
• Flexible, with a can-do attitude
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Professional, well-presented and tidy
• Team player non-competitive and collaborative
• Good listening skills
• Open to learning
• Sociable

Industry: Consumer Goods

Employment Type: Full-time

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