Assistant Scientist in Devon and Cornwall

We are looking for someone to join as an Assistant Scientist, supporting the day-to-day operations of the Laboratory in Starcross, Exeter. This will involve carrying out a wide range of routine and non routine tasks within an analytical section of National  Monitoring Laboratories. You will be key in ensuring a high quality, efficient and cost effective analytical service is provided to the Environment Agency and external customers.

Main duties will include:

  • Analyse samples to ensure effective delivery of a high quality analytical service to defined time, cost and quality targets.
  • Ensure that Quality Control procedures are complied with at all times so that Environment Agency standards are met and UKAS accreditation maintained
  • Maintain the appropriate working knowledge of state-of-the-art equipment, technology and methodology.
  • Assist the Senior Assistant Scientist in the undertaking of non – routine investigations.
  • Comply with Health & Safety standards, policies and procedures.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Interest in science, minimum A-Level science qualifications. 
  • Available to work full-time, 37hrs per week
  • Team player and willing to learn new skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage own workload 
  • Good communications skills and basic IT skills 

Salary is £10.15 per hour, 1-year contract, successful candidate  must complete a DBS check. 




Devon and Cornwall
Starcross, Exeter


Hourly Rate
£10.15 per hour

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