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Job Title:  Laboratory technician

Date:  14-Oct-2021

Littlehampton, WSX, GB, BN17 6LS

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
Hours per week:  37.5

Your role in a nutshell

We are looking to recruit a Compatibility, stability and bulk making Laboratory Technician to become the support function in Research and development Laboratory.

More about the role

To support with Raw material stock management and calibration of laboratory equipment Bulk making, filling and labelling Ensuring the laboratory safety and tidiness, SOP preparations and amendment of current laboratory documentation.  All day to day laboratory tasks that support lab maintenance and good laboratory practise.

Stability testing, compatibility testing: To prepare and fill samples in order to complete required testing as specified by Packaging Technologist or Senior Compatibility Laboratory Technician. To provide detailed feedback of results and early warning of negative effects noted during test period. To develop and maintain the testing protocols. To develop and populate the testing database Product Vision. To monitor and record the effect of chemicals on plastics and develop a lookup system to reduce risk.

What we look for

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in related science. Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Biology, Food or Cosmetic Science
  • Experience and understanding of aspects of packaging testing and the required test equipment
  • Experience and understanding of aspects of formulation testing and the required test equipment
  • Product awareness
  • Good knowledge of relevant methods (chemistry, formulas, physical chemistry, substrates, raw materials, galenical, development stages, etc.)
  • Awareness of quality/safety rules and procedures (chemical hazards, etc.)
  • Ability to analyse and interpret results in a reliable, thorough, relevant and independent manner

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 


That’s a lot to ask for – so in return we offer

* a 6% contributory pension plan,

* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge

* Group bonus scheme

* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about

* LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

* 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales

* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts

* AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter.

If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.

We have something special to offer and we’re looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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