Lab Technician

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Job Details

Redcar, England
£23,151 - £29,430 per annum - dependent on experience
Full-time - Permanent
Science and Engineering
21 Jun 2024 - 23:45
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About CPI

CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.

Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.

From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI are looking to appoint a Lab Technician to join our team based at Wilton to apply basic scientific principles to provide technical support, typically including preparation, development, research, design, sampling, testing and analysis work, in line with team and technology area requirements. 

The Technician will work under some supervision of line manager and senior colleagues, supporting with a range of activities to meet business unit objectives, contributing to the realisation of project work.

Key tasks in the Lab Technician role will include (but are not limited to the below), please download the job description for full details available on the CPI careers page:

Embrace and role model the desired behaviours to exemplify our Company values, promoting an ethical, positive company culture. 

• To keep self up to date with developments in areas relevant to role, and/​or legislative and SHE related changes as communicated by senior colleagues, ensuring understanding of these and any associated new best practice, methods or techniques. 

• To ensure the laboratory is stocked with necessary consumables, liaising with the warehouse where necessary.

• To assist equipment owners and asset engineering team with organising and documenting equipment maintenance, calibrations and Standard Operating Procedures.

• To act as first point of contact for technical areas, conduct general housekeeping within those areas and assist Laboratory Safety Supervisors where required, to contribute to a safe and healthy workplace. 

• To present and formally report experimental conclusions and supporting data for internal peer review and submission to clients, to agreed timescales and standards.

• To actively engage in hazard studies / SRA studies and discussions, as appropriate to role level. 

• To be responsible for providing clearly documented records of technical data, decisions, methodologies, calculations and software use in an agreed format.

• To take ownership in agreeing weekly work plans with line manager, project manager(s) and other relevant stakeholders, and delivering plan to agreed schedule.

• To be responsible for the calibration of equipment to ensure it operates safely, is performing within expected specifications and is available to meet customer needs.

The person we are seeking


  • Educated to GSCE (or Level 2 equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus significant industrial experience OR Educated to A level (or Level 3 equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus relevant industrial experience OR Educated to HNC level (or Level 4 equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline.
  • Will exhibit basic knowledge of principles and practices in biotechnology, as well as some relevant experience of practical, technical-based work gained in academic or industrial environments.
  • Has ability to apply some theoretical and practical scientific/​engineering methods to contribute to business activities in microbiology

It would be great if you also had:

  • Relevant qualification (e.g. BSc /HNC / level 4) in life science discipline such as microbiology or biochemistry or relevant experience in life sciences laboratory
  • Practical experience/​knowledge of microbial growth and identification techniques.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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