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Research and Development Technician

Technology Resources – Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Department Technology Resources
Employment Type Permanent - Direct
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Job Description

Job Title: Research and Development Technician

Department: Technology

Reports to: Principal/ Senior Scientist

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

As a R&D Technician you will mainly be responsible for (but not limited to) the duties described in this job description.

Job Purpose & Context

This role exists to provide technical support to R&D projects as required, particularly around sample preparation, processing operation and analysis. It is one of several Technicians who conduct and perform scientific experiments and monitor, record and report on their findings.

Main Responsibilities

    To assist with research and development projects as required

    To conduct scientific experiments and perform tests in the laboratory.

      To monitor, record and report work through lab notebooks on a continuous basis as well as via written reports and verbal communication/ presentations.

    To ensure work progresses according to plan and inform supervisor if problems arise

    To maintain a clean, safe and efficient working environment in the laboratory

    To participate in team discussions

Key Relationships and Interfaces

  Technology team, Product Technical Team and Applications

Academic Qualifications or Key Knowledge


    Physical Sciences degree preferred

Skills & Experience


 Knowledge of chemistry and/or physics, and/or material science.

 Ability to work as part of project team

 Ability to work under pressure to achieve goals to agreed timing.

 Experienced in laboratory work including handling chemicals, and able to work safely with minimal supervision.

 Experience of product or process development is desirable.

 Microsoft Office (good working knowledge of Powerpoint, Excel and Word)

  Self-motivated & flexible to changing requirements

  Team player, and able to build relationships with colleagues at all levels

  Professional and positive outlook to all tasks and requests from line and project manager

 Motivated to deliver practical results



 Organisational awareness and commitment

 Customer Awareness

 Planning and Organising


  Flexibility and Adaptability




 Generic Health & Safety Responsibilities

 Take reasonable care of your own health and safety

 Take reasonable care not to put other people - fellow employees and members of the public - at risk bwhat you do or don't do in the course of your work

 Co-operate with the Company, making sure you get proper training and you understand and follow the company's health and safety policies

  Not to interfere with or misuse anything that's been provided for your health, safety or welfare

  Report any injuries, strains or illnesses you suffer as a result of doing your job

  Tell your employer if something happens that might affect your ability to work (e.g. becoming pregnanor suffering an injury)

  If you drive or operate machinery, to tell your employer if you take medication that makes you drowsy they should temporarily move you to another job if they have one for you to do


This job description should be regarded only as guidance to the duties required and is not definitive or restrictive in any way. It may be reviewed in the light of changing circumstances following consultation with the job holder.

Please note: Only Candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding their application. If you are not successful with this role we may however contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

Please note that no terminology in this job description is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Candidates will only be assessed on their merits, qualifications and abilities in relation to the role.

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  • Location
    Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Technology Resources
  • Employment Type
    Permanent - Direct
  • Minimum Experience
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