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Our Vacancy

Laboratory Technician – Chemistry

  • Defence
  • Contracting / Support Functions
  • Derby
  • 25/05/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.


Every day, our 7,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.


We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.


Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.


To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all


Job Description

Assystem Energy & Infrastructure are recruiting for a  Laboratory Technician – Chemistry to work at our customers site in Derby on a contract basis.

The Laboratory Technician – Chemistry role will involve analysis in a radiological controlled laboratory to support a 24/7 production environment. The emphasis is on team work so the role will include analysis, cleaning, sample preparation, carrying out health and safety checks and quality checks for pipettes, balances and instrumentation.

Role details: 

Job title: Laboratory Technician – Chemistry 

Contract length: 12 months 

Location: Derby  

Contract type: PAYE via Umbrella solution

Mandatory person requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years post education lab experience.
  • Minimum qualification level – A- level Chemistry or equivalent.
  • Minimum SC clearance security level required or obtainable.
  • Willing to work with radiological samples and ionising radiation subject to adherence to Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017.
  • Able to work shifts including weekend working

Desirable person requirements:

1.            Experience of Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP MS & ICP OES)

2.            Experience of working with gas analysers (specifically hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon).

3.            Experience of carrying out acid – base titrations.

4.            Experience of working with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

My profile

Desirable person requirements:

  • Experience of Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP MS & ICP OES)
  • Experience of working with gas analysers (specifically hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon).
  • Experience of carrying out acid – base titrations.
  • Experience of working with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

**Security clearance**

This role requires the successful candidate to hold a minimum of a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance.

Due to the nature of work this role will be delivering and for the protection of certain assets, the successful candidate has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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