Sample Preparation Technician

10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Company description:

What makes working at Mondelez International so special? Many things. The iconic brands and global nature of our business. The continuous innovation and endless opportunities to grow. The chance, each and every day, to put a smile on people’s faces. We’re the world’s leading maker of Chocolate, Biscuits, Candy and Gum with billion-dollar brands like Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team.

Job description:

In RSSL we are customer focused, science led and results driven. The RSSL DNA & Protein laboratory performs a wide range of analytical analyses for a variety of food, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and supports Mondelez research and innovation.
The role at Technician is to be responsible for performing a range of routine activities to support effective completion of projects and meet the customer’s contractual agreements. Perform lab admin and housekeeping activities and work in accordance with the quality standards within the DNA & Protein laboratory.
Core Requirements:

•Provide high quality customer service at all times by ensuring effective organisation of assigned workload, integrity of analytical data generated and timely/accurate provision of results.
•Perform a range of basic routine sample orientated tasks including sample logging, sample preparation, sample disposal under supervision of a senior member of staff.
•Execute pipette calibration and data checking as required.
•Operate basic lab equipment as directed.
•Provide training in routine activities.
•Perform Lab admin and housekeeping duties as directed.
•Will be expected to work in different laboratories if the demand is required.

Communication & Influence

•Work as part of an efficient analytical team.


•Work to the highest standards of safety and quality by ensuring that appropriate COSHHs, risk assessments and SOPs are understood and followed.
•To complete assigned quality actions on a timely manner.
•To maintain a clean, tidy and safe working environment.
•To understand and work to the requirements of GMP and UKAS.
•Ensure training records are accurate.

Required profile:

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Language Requirements:
Knowledge: including education, qualifications and training.

•Educated to A/ HNC level in a relevant scientific discipline required.

Required Skills/ Leadership Competencies:

•Accountable, honest, hardworking and able to work efficienlty in a team.
•Flexible and adaptable to meet customer/business requirement.
•Meticulous attention to detail and an ability to follow written instructions.
•Good written and verbal communication skills.
•Self motivated enthusiastic and quick to learn.
•Well organized and capable of working on multiple activities concurrently.
•Computer literate in standard MS office applications.


•Scientific understanding of basic lab equipment preferred.


•English fluency (written and spoken) required.

What we offer:

We pride ourselves on having a high performing and collaborative culture where we offer support and development to enhance your career and develop your knowledge and skills.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful International business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.

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