Lab Technician – Downstream and Analytical

Job Overview

Lab technician – Downstream and Analytical – Manchester

Salary – £21k – £25k (higher salary may be considered for the right candidate) + Excellent Holidays + Flexible Working Hours + Pension

Our client invites applications from inspired, innovative and outstanding individuals for a full time or part time technical role.

The Client

Our client is facilitating the transition of the $36 billion surfactant market from harmful, oilbased chemicals to biobased alternatives by working with the current market leaders to provide a collaborative production platform. 

The company is currently completing the build of its pilot facility launching tonne scale production of sophorolipids and work with multiple industrial partners to take the product to market. In line with this, they are fundraising to build their first ktonne scale commercial sophorolipid plant. 

This highly successful business is expanding its focus beyond sophorolipids and developing processes to produce additional biosurfactants in collaboration with external market facing partners.

The company believe collaboration between companies, disciplines and individuals are the best ways to develop the biosurfactant industry. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to broaden their skill set by working with field leaders around the world, within a dynamic and friendly working environment. The company offer a competitive pay package and benefits to attract incredible individuals to join their team based in the Northwest. This role will involve work both in Manchester at their laboratories and their pilot plant in Daresbury.

The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping maintain the day-to-day function of

The company’s laboratory in Manchester. This will include, but it is not limited to, preparing and processing analytical samples, calibrating equipment, performing downstream processing and quality control checks. The role will involve working with the process development and production teams and supply chain to ensure that the whole process provides products with suitable properties for a range of applications and industries.

Previous Knowledge and ExperienceWe are seeking highly motivated technicians who want to challenge themselves and others and fit well with the company philosophy, and first and foremost, get things done! The individual should have:


Experience of running daily laboratory operations

Experience preparing chemical stock solutions and buffers

Experience preparing samples for analytical processing, e.g., HPLC.

Experience in routine operation of analytical equipment or techniques such as HPLC and/or solvent extractions

Proactive in ensuring work is completed accurately and efficiently according to protocol

Experience of downstream separation processes at laboratory scale and/or at pilot or industrial scale

Willing and capable of effectively cross-pollinating skills with the wider team.


Handyperson skills

Experience of working in a Lean Lab environment

Experience in autoclave operation

Familiar with method development and validation

Experience of preparing and/or running bioreactors for fermentation processes

Knowledge of surfactant behaviour, in particular phase behaviour

UK driving licence

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