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Sample Preparation Technician (6 month contract)

RPS Group is major global energy, planning and environmental consultancy employing over 5,000 staff. Our ISO 17025 accredited Letchworth facility provides commercially accessible ultra-trace level analytical services, using state of the art analytical equipment.

Working within our Pesticide Residues team, you will assist the laboratory staff by preparing samples of fruit and vegetables for laboratory analysis.

Location: Bedford

Duration: 6 months contract (potential of becoming permanent)

• Follows established procedures in performing cryogenic homogenisation of crop samples.
• Meets all Quality Control and Health & Safety requirements in performing their tasks.
• To work as part of a team to ensure that all other routine laboratory tasks are completed, to ensure that the Laboratory operates smoothly.

Qualifications/Experience Required:
• Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.
• Good time management skills, organisational skills, attention to detail and a demonstrable ability to cope under pressure.
• The role does have a significant manual handling aspect, so an ability to cope with the physical demands of the role is a requirement.
• Prior experience of working in a laboratory is not required as full training will be provided.

• 24 days holiday + bank holidays
• Option to purchase up to 5 extra days of holiday allowance per year
• Company pension scheme
• Share incentive scheme
• Life assurance
• Cycle to work scheme
• Optional Free Wellbeing Assessment
• Group Disability Scheme

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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