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Laboratory Technician (Research & Development)


Reporting to the Product Technologist, the R&D Lab Technician supports the R&D team with weighing and compounding products. The R&D Lab Technician also takes care of lab equipment, the lab organisation and carries out chemical analysis. The R&D Lab Technician also reports results in reports and prepares documents for the R&D team.


Key Accountabilities

Development Support

Diligently and accurately weighing ingredients and  preparing lab trials to support recipe development as specified by the lab trial sheets in a timely and efficient manner

Proficiency in carrying out the required analyses according to standard procedures and work instructions such as total acidity, pH measurements, gel strengths analysis etc.

Responsible for maintaining the lab in a neat and organized manner by ensuring adequate labeling of samples/ingredients, material stock level maintenance, daily equipment checks

Responsible for ensuring  accurate and correct reporting of results whilst highlighting any deviations or abnormal results efficiently and effectively


Interdepartmental Role

Responsible for up-keep of lab and safety equipment in good order and ensure availability

Preparing samples Support others in consumer/competition analysis

Aiding in preparation for tasting sessions

Participate in routine sensorial trainings sessions whilst effectively be part of the R&D sensory panel.


Ideal Candidate Profile


Higher Diploma (microbiology, chemistry, food  technology or other related fields)/ BSc is preferred



1-3 years Demonstrated work experience executing analytical testing within a food environment


Technical skills

Have good sensorial attributes

Solid understanding of food science and guiding principles

Analytical testing methodologies



Attention to detail

Rule Oriented

Planning and Organizing

Verbal and Written communication


Drive for Results

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  • Primary job focus:
    Science & Research
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    Full Time
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