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Laboratory Manager for Grain Quality

Impington, Cambridge
£30,797 to £40,637 per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2022
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Laboratory Manager for Grain Quality
Impington, Cambridge
Ref: SV/A1042

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and practically minded applicant for a Laboratory Manager vacancy that will be based in our laboratories at Park Farm, Impington, Cambridge. This role will manage the day-to-day delivery of grain end-use quality testing using biochemical methods.

The main duties for this role includes hands on testing of samples, collating and validating data and reporting results to customers. Supervision and training of staff, organising calibration and servicing of equipment are also an important part of the role.

The essential requirements are:

  • A good honours degree in a relevant subject along with at least 5 years of laboratory experience in a relevant subject such as analytical or biochemistry and 1 to 2 years laboratory management including staff management.
  • Have a flexible approach to work and be a good team worker with excellent problem solving, communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team; have the ability to organise, supervise and motivate staff as well as manage all laboratory resources.
  • Accuracy, consistency of approach and a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to cope with high workloads, changing priorities, and seasonal pressures.
  • Ability to make impartial and independent decisions, and to handle confidential information appropriately.

Experience in analytical chemistry, a malting lab, or a grain quality lab with a high throughput of grain samples is highly desirable and experience of the following: NIR spectroscopy; oil analysis by NMR; Nitrogen analysis by Dumas; Data handling and statistical analysis skills. An understanding of agricultural variety trials and trial programs would be an advantage.

The starting salary will be in the range of £30,797 to £40,637 per annum, dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.

An application form is available at: or from the HR Office, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE. Tel: 01223 342282. Email:

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Closing date: 30 January 2022.

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