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Our ICE (Industrial, Consumer and Energy) division is home to our applied chemistry, consumer, beverage, consumer health and liquid based consumer products product development team.

You will work within teams of engineers, physicists, scientists and biologists on major development projects, applying your valuable laboratory expertise to the verification and testing of systems and devices.

The Industrial Consumer and Energy (ICE) Division focusses on four markets: 

  • Industrial - sensors, robotics and logistics systems for manufacturing and retail clients 
  • Defence - secure end-to-end systems for government clients covering sensing, communications, tracking & location, and data analysis 
  • Energy - sensing & communications systems for downhole and subsea oil & gas applications and smart metering systems 
  • Consumer - smart dispensing systems and connected sensor systems for personal care, food & beverage and sports & fitness brands 

Role Description 

As a Laboratory Technician / Laboratory Manager Assistant you will be involved in the following aspects:

  • General laboratory management and maintenance 
  • Verification testing and evaluation of various devices or systems under development 
  • Follow standard operating procedures and comply with health and in safety rules in place in each working area 
  • Prepare stock and work solutions as required by project teams
  • Accurately record and report results clearly to fellow team members 
  • Assist the Laboratory Manager conducting essential safety training for the engineers and scientists which includes laboratory safety practices and laboratory equipment usage 
  • Involvement in mechanical rig assembly or testing 
  • Monitoring stock of general supplies incl. daily and weekly checks of equipment

What you can bring

Ideally you will have experience of a working laboratory or test house with a hands-on approach to lab procedures in a methodical, careful and safe way. As a laboratory technician you will be involved in the evaluation and verification testing of various devices or systems, from prototypes to fully formed products/devices.

You will also be proactive and self-motivated, whilst also able to adapt to changing demands and requirements.  Ideally you will also have good verbal, written and communications skills, capable of conducting essential safety training for the engineers and scientists and to provide guidance on the use of the equipment in the labs.

In addition, any experience of the following would be advantageous: 

  • A knowledge of standard IT packages, including Microsoft Office applications is required.








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  • Competitive salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
  • Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life, disability and travel insurance, plus private healthcare
  • Free canteen - breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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